Author Topic: Failure: ABL RS1 (first launch) : DEMO-1 : Kodiak LP-3C : 10 Jan 2023 23:27 UTC  (Read 107247 times)

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Cross-post: The VariSat-1 satellites have been moved to Transporter-5.

VariSat-1 A/B/C, 3x 6U
0058-EX-CM-2022

https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=293033&x=.

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Piemont said after the recent acceptance tests that the company was now targeting “early summer” for its first launch, pending completion of acceptance tests of the first stage.

https://spacenews.com/abl-space-systems-completes-acceptance-testing-of-rs1-upper-stage/
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Early Summer = June?
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Early Summer = June?

In the US, early summer (Q3) would be July

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Cross-post; only Varisat-1C is aboard Transporter-5; so 1A and 1B are the payloads, after all?
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1529219742128427008
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CelesTrak has pre-launch SupTLEs for the #Transporter5 launch on a Falcon 9 heading south from Cape Canaveral on 2022-05-25 at 18:26:59.990 UTC. Deployment of 39 primary payloads is set for 19:26:00.510 to 19:42:22.810 UTC: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/supplemental/.

AMS
BRONCOSAT-1
CNCE V4 & CNCE V5
CONNECTA T1.1
FIFTH ICEYE
FIRST ICEYE
FLEET SPACE CENTAURI-5
FORESAIL-1
FOURTH ICEYE
GEOOPTICS CICERO-2 VEH 1
GEOOPTICS CICERO-2 VEH 2
GHGSAT-C3 LUCA
GHGSAT-C4 PENNY
GHGSAT-C5 DIAKO
HAWK-5A
HAWK-5B
HAWK-5C
ION SCV006 THRILLING THO
LEMUR 2 HANCOM-1
LEMUR 2 KAREN B
LEMUR 2 MIMI1307
LEMUR 2 TENNYSONLILY
LEMUR 2 VANDENDRIES
NASA CUBESAT PROXOPS
NASA PATHFINDER TD 3
NEWSAT 28
NEWSAT 29
NEWSAT 30
NEWSAT 31
PLANETUM-1 & SPIN-1
SECOND ICEYE
SHAREDSAT 2141
SHERPA-AC1
SPARK-2
THIRD ICEYE
UMBRA
URDANETA
VARISAT-1C
VIGORIDE

(Need to sort through these, less than I was expecting)
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Cross-post; only Varisat-1C is aboard Transporter-5; so 1A and 1B are the payloads, after all?

It says this list is only about primary payloads.

Maybe 1A and 1B aren't deployed by Falcon itself (Sherpa ? Vigoride ? Exopod ? ION ? etc.)

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0981-EX-ST-2022

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The purpose of ABL Space System’s DEMO -1 mission is to demonstrate the RS1 launch vehicle is ready to support launches from the United States. The DEMO-1 mission will be launched from Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) Pad 3 (57.430684 N, 152.353028 W). The target launch date is summer 2022. The vehicle will reach a 200 km x 350 km orbit inclined at 87° at which point two (2) 6U payloads will be deployed. After payload deployment, the second stage engine will relight and perform an orbit raising mauver to circularize the orbit to 350 km x 350 km inclined at 87°. Telemetry transmission from the vehicle will downlink using 2211 MHz and 2287.5 MHz through the duration of the flight. Ground stations for the mission are located in Alaska (57.455257N, 152.373381W), Hawaii (21.6705 N, 158.035 W) , and South Africa (25.885503 S, 27.706942 E).

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PSCA has posted a new Integrated Range Schedule.  P136 in March was Astra's LV0009.  P137 does not appear on the schedule.  P138 and P139 are both in August.  One of them presumably is this ABL launch.

https://akaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-1.pdf

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PSCA has posted a new Integrated Range Schedule.  P136 in March was Astra's LV0009.  P137 does not appear on the schedule.  P138 and P139 are both in August.  One of them presumably is this ABL launch.

https://akaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-1.pdf

P138 is gone from the new schedule:
https://akaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-3.pdf

So presumably P139 is this ABL launch: August 27 to September 1 2022.

Note: INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-2.pdf was the same as INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-1.pdf except that some US holidays were added.  There was no change to the launch information.

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PSCA has posted a new Integrated Range Schedule.  P136 in March was Astra's LV0009.  P137 does not appear on the schedule.  P138 and P139 are both in August.  One of them presumably is this ABL launch.

https://akaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-1.pdf

P138 is gone from the new schedule:
https://akaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-3.pdf

So presumably P139 is this ABL launch: August 27 to September 1 2022.

Note: INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-2.pdf was the same as INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-1.pdf except that some US holidays were added.  There was no change to the launch information.

Is there sea cucumber season?. Didn't think anybody but Chinese ate them.
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PSCA has posted a new Integrated Range Schedule with no upcoming launches on it.  P139 is gone from the schedule.  So this launch is now TBD.

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Cross-post:
This weekend we wrapped up a big push towards Flight 1, with the completion of Stage 1 staticfire.
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In parallel, Stage 2 completed a battery of key pre-flight checkouts.
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Next, we’ll prepare for stage mate to perform final checkouts on the fully stacked vehicle and perform a wet dress rehearsal. Following that, launch!

Harry O'Hanley: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6952302750210686976/
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ABL static fires rocket for first orbital launch attempt [dated Jul. 12]

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ABL Space Systems successfully test-fired the rocket it plans to launch on the company’s first flight in the next several weeks.

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The company has not set a date for that first launch. “We’re still performing post-test analysis and it’s premature to set a launch window,” Dan Piemont, president of ABL, said. He estimated a minimum of four to six weeks to issue aviation and maritime notices of an upcoming launch.

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Yeah, I mean, they usually want NOTAM and NOTMAR's at least 30 days before launch.

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Cross-link from US Launch Schedule topic:
Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska posted a new Integrated Range Schedule: https://akaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE.pdf

It took me a while to find what was new because it wasn't shaded as it is supposed to be, but P137 is on the calendar for August 29 to August 31 and September 6 to September 10.

My cheat sheet shows that I don't know what launch P137 is.  Maybe someone else has some information.

This notice mentions launch pad LP-3C, which means that it is likely this ABL launch.
Note: This launch was previously P133, then P139.  I don't know why they went backward from P139 to P137.

August 29 to August 31 and September 6 to September 10, at 22:00 to 01:30 the following day UTC.

Quote from: PSCA
Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) will be conducting a launch designated P137 from Launch Pad LP-3C at Narrow Cape, Kodiak, Alaska, with a launch azimuth of 176°. Daily launch operations are scheduled between 2200-0130 UTC August 29th through September 1st and September 6th through September 11th. In local time 1400-1730 AKDT August 29th through August 31st and September 6th through September 10th, 2022 (local). Mariners are requested to remain clear of the Hazard Areas during the scheduled launch operations. Questions/concerns should be directed to the PSCA Operations Director, Shannon Edwards at (907) 771-8036, or cell (509) 713-4368 or by email to [email protected] or the PSCA Ground Safety Officer, Paul Pena, at (907) 743-3525, or cell (907) 942-4485 or by email to [email protected].

Total Hazard Area:

Point A: 57°15.806'N, 152°30.838'W
Point B: 57°28.459'N, 152°31.795'W
Point C: 57°29.265'N, 152°11.957'W
Point D: 56°40.696'N, 152°03.287'W
Point E: 55°10.160'N, 151°51.796'W
Point F: 53°39.607'N, 151°41.136'W
Point G: 52°09.039'N, 151°31.208'W
Point H: 51°45.816'N, 151°30.037'W
Point I: 51°44.545'N, 151°59.959'W
Point J: 52°16.191'N, 152°11.000'W
Point K: 53°56.068'N, 152°17.071'W
Point L: 55°35.941'N, 152°23.658'W

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Cross-link from US Launch Schedule topic:
Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska posted a new Integrated Range Schedule: https://akaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE.pdf


It took me a while to find what was new because it wasn't shaded as it is supposed to be, but P137 is on the calendar for August 29 to August 31 and September 6 to September 10.


My cheat sheet shows that I don't know what launch P137 is.  Maybe someone else has some information.


This notice mentions launch pad LP-3C, which means that it is likely this ABL launch.
Note: This launch was previously P133, then P139.  I don't know why they went backward from P139 to P137.


August 29 to August 31 and September 6 to September 10, at 22:00 to 01:30 the following day UTC.


Quote from: PSCA
Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) will be conducting a launch designated P137 from Launch Pad LP-3C at Narrow Cape, Kodiak, Alaska, with a launch azimuth of 176°. Daily launch operations are scheduled between 2200-0130 UTC August 29th through September 1st and September 6th through September 11th. In local time 1400-1730 AKDT August 29th through August 31st and September 6th through September 10th, 2022 (local). Mariners are requested to remain clear of the Hazard Areas during the scheduled launch operations. Questions/concerns should be directed to the PSCA Operations Director, Shannon Edwards at (907) 771-8036, or cell (509) 713-4368 or by email to [email protected] or the PSCA Ground Safety Officer, Paul Pena, at (907) 743-3525, or cell (907) 942-4485 or by email to [email protected].


Total Hazard Area:


Point A: 57°15.806'N, 152°30.838'W
Point B: 57°28.459'N, 152°31.795'W
Point C: 57°29.265'N, 152°11.957'W
Point D: 56°40.696'N, 152°03.287'W
Point E: 55°10.160'N, 151°51.796'W
Point F: 53°39.607'N, 151°41.136'W
Point G: 52°09.039'N, 151°31.208'W
Point H: 51°45.816'N, 151°30.037'W
Point I: 51°44.545'N, 151°59.959'W
Point J: 52°16.191'N, 152°11.000'W
Point K: 53°56.068'N, 152°17.071'W
Point L: 55°35.941'N, 152°23.658'W
AFAIU: The programme/project launch number and includes balloons, suborbital and orbital rockets, missiles and ground testing by facility users. The number is supposed to be the chronological launch order so it became P137 because it is launching before the now delayed P-139. They can also use letters to distinguish multiple launches or tests but these are typically not shown in the public schedule.
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