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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : NET Q3 2022
« Reply #21 on: 05/05/2022 08:29 am »
Now NET Q3:
Quote from: Peter B de Selding tweet
SpaceX launch of 11 SES Satellites O3b mPower MEO-orbit sats slips & reshuffles to 5 launches, not 4.

Was: 2 launches, each 3 sats, in Q2 2022, another 3-sat late 2022 & final 2 sats 2024.

Now: 3 launches, each w/ 2 sats, in Q3, then 3-sat launch Q4 & final 2 sats in 2024.  [May 5]
Falcon 9 expendable launch delayed to Q4?
« Last Edit: 05/06/2022 12:08 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : NET Q3 2022
« Reply #22 on: 05/05/2022 09:47 am »
Cross-post:
Now NET Q3:
Quote from: Peter B de Selding tweet
SpaceX launch of 11 SES Satellites O3b mPower MEO-orbit sats slips & reshuffles to 5 launches, not 4.

Was: 2 launches, each 3 sats, in Q2 2022, another 3-sat late 2022 & final 2 sats 2024.

Now: 3 launches, each w/ 2 sats, in Q3, then 3-sat launch Q4 & final 2 sats in 2024.  [May 5]
Falcon 9 expendable launch delayed to Q4?

I do not think that any expendable launches will be needed. The expendable launch was needed to enable the second batch of three reaching operational orbit faster, but with only two sats per launch, this is likely possible with reusable Falcons.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : NET Q3 2022
« Reply #23 on: 05/06/2022 12:08 pm »
Now NET Q3:
Quote from: Peter B de Selding tweet
SpaceX launch of 11 SES Satellites O3b mPower MEO-orbit sats slips & reshuffles to 5 launches, not 4.

Was: 2 launches, each 3 sats, in Q2 2022, another 3-sat late 2022 & final 2 sats 2024.

Now: 3 launches, each w/ 2 sats, in Q3, then 3-sat launch Q4 & final 2 sats in 2024.  [May 5]
Given that LC-39A is apparently solidly "booked" through Q3, I suspect all three of the Q3 launches will be from SLC-40.

The next several currently known LC-39A launches:

Starlink 4-17                  Falcon 9           May 6

Starlink 4-18                  Falcon 9           May 18 21

Cargo Dragon SpX-25  Falcon 9           June 9 7

Crew-5                           Falcon 9           September 1

Psyche                           Falcon Heavy  NET Sep 20 August 1 (interplanetary launches generally have highest priority)

ViaSat-3 Americas       Falcon Heavy  NET September

Cargo Dragon SpX-26 Falcon 9           October

USSF-52                        Falcon Heavy  October

USSF-67                        Falcon Heavy  November

IM-1 (Nova-C)               Falcon 9           Q4 Q3

USSF-44                         Falcon Heavy  TBD late June
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : August 2022
« Reply #24 on: 05/25/2022 03:44 pm »
SFN Launch Schedule update, May 24: August launch.
Currently still mislabeled as a triplet satellite launch.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : NET Q3 2022
« Reply #25 on: 05/27/2022 02:05 pm »
LC-39A available in August, if needed?
The next several currently known LC-39A launches:
<snip>
Cargo Dragon SpX-25  Falcon 9           June 9 7

Crew-5                           Falcon 9           September 1

Psyche                           Falcon Heavy  NET Sep 20 August 1 (interplanetary launches generally have highest priority)
<snip>
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : August 2022
« Reply #26 on: 06/29/2022 06:38 pm »
SFN SpaceX mission this week to kick off busy launch calendar for SES, June 28
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Those three launches [O3b mPower pairs] are currently on track to fly by the end of 2022, according to SES.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : August 2022
« Reply #27 on: 07/12/2022 10:46 pm »
No new news?  Especially regarding satellites' delivery from Boeing's El Segundo plant?

Starlink launches appear to fill August in Florida.

August Falcon 9 launches

2nd, SLC-40: Danuri a.k.a. KPLO
TBD, SLC-40: Starlink 4-26
TBD, Florida: Starlink 4-27
TBD, Florida: Starlink 4-23
TBD, Florida: Starlink 4-20

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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : TBD 2022
« Reply #28 on: 07/22/2022 09:17 pm »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated July 21:
TBD

My thought: Maybe September?  That's still Q3.

Starlink launches appear to fill August in Florida.
August Falcon 9 launches
2nd, SLC-40: Danuri a.k.a. KPLO
9th TBD, LC-39A SLC-40: Starlink 4-26
Mid TBD, SLC-40 Florida: Starlink 4-27
TBD, Florida: Starlink 4-23
TBD, Florida: Starlink 4-20
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : TBD 2022
« Reply #29 on: 08/04/2022 02:32 pm »
SES: O3b mPower delayed again, service to start Q2 2023 [...] (August 4, Space Intel Report)

Paywalled, but the free snippet has information about a delay of the first 3 launches to Q4:

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Satellite fleet operator SES reported another delay in the deployment of its 11-satellite O3b mPower medium-Earth-orbit constellation, saying launches would not start until late this year.

SES said launches of the first six satellites, which will trigger the start of commercial operations, will occur on three SpaceX Falcon 9 launches between October and December.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : Q4 2022
« Reply #30 on: 08/04/2022 03:57 pm »
In case you want to see list of SES launch dates:

SES H1 2022 results, has on page 5, a table of launch dates including O3b MPower 1&2, 3&4 and 5&6 being Q4 then 7&8 2023 and 9-11 2024.
 
https://www.ses.com/sites/default/files/2022-08/2208_H1%202022_Results_Analyst_Presentation_FINAL2.pdf

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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : Q4 2022
« Reply #31 on: 08/24/2022 01:16 pm »
Belated update/confirmation:
SFN Launch Schedule, updated August 15:
NET October 2022
= Q4



Also, I noticed some days ago that the NextSpaceFlight, mPower 1 and 2 listings for the first three mPower pairs are all NET December.  Why?

[Same question, same answer for the first two WorldView Legion pair launches.]
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : Q4 2022
« Reply #32 on: 08/24/2022 01:28 pm »
Belated update/confirmation:
SFN Launch Schedule, updated August 15:
NET October 2022
= Q4



Also, I noticed some days ago that the NextSpaceFlight, mPower 1 and 2 listings for the first three mPower pairs are all NET December.  Why?

We use "end of the quarter's month" for launches known to the nearest quarter, so that means NET Q4.
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SFN Launch Schedule, updated September 1:
NET November 2022 from SLC-40
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In an interview published this week an SES exec says the satellites are just months from launch.  That really doesn't sound like 3 launches in Q4 to me.

https://www.telecomreview.com/articles/exclusive-interviews/6407-the-innovation-power-of-o3b-mpower

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Launch photography (16 Oct version) lists 4 launches from pad 40 in November: Galaxy 31 32, Hakuto-R/Rashid, Hotbird 13G and Eutelsat 10B.

Spaceflightnow lists O3B mPower 1&2 from pad 40.

So Nextspaceflight
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/2599
seems justified in saying NET December

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Launch photography (16 Oct version) lists 4 launches from pad 40 in November: Galaxy 31 32, Hakuto-R/Rashid, Hotbird 13G and Eutelsat 10B.


I don't see Eutelsat 10B mentioned on the website.

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https://twitter.com/ses_satellites/status/1582007929779015680

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Just in - our first #O3bmPOWER satellite has wrapped up 2 out of 3 key environmental tests:

✅Thermal Vacuum Testing
✅Acoustic testing
🔜Vibration testing

Check out the satellite being transported through the @Boeing factory after leaving the thermal vacuum chamber! 🛰️

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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : December 2022
« Reply #38 on: 10/30/2022 05:42 pm »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated October 26:
December 2022
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPOWER 1/2 : CCSFS SLC-40 : December 2022
« Reply #39 on: 10/31/2022 08:11 pm »
https://twitter.com/boeingspace/status/1587187800134352899

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✅ Our first #O3bmPOWER satellite, created in partnership with @SES_Satellites, has completed environmental testing. This milestone assures the spacecraft can survive the rigors of launch and the harsh environment of space. Here's to our continued strong collaboration!

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