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Guys I think these Launch and Landing FCC permits we thought were for TESS are actually for Bangabandhu-1 from LC-39A , Do you agree ?
But the landing cooridinates are half the distance of usual GTO landing cooridnates , Could it be because this sat is very light ?
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=82383&RequestTimeout=1000
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=82387&RequestTimeout=1000

I'm still leaning towards Mission 1418 being Bangabandhu-1.  I'll guess we'll find out in a month or so.  If Bangabandhu-1 launches before 3/30 without the permits changing then it would be mission 1380.

Is there anything other than the timing schedule that can give us some indication if this launch will be on a block5?

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Is there anything other than the timing schedule that can give us some indication if this launch will be on a block5?

It is the next scheduled launch with a new booster (see the manifest thread). The most recent new booster to leave the factory (B1046) was reported as Block V. One month is plenty of time for the booster to get to McGregor for a test fire and then get to the Cape for launch preparations.

Is there anything other than the timing schedule that can give us some indication if this launch will be on a block5?

It is the next scheduled launch with a new booster (see the manifest thread). The most recent new booster to leave the factory (B1046) was reported as Block V. One month is plenty of time for the booster to get to McGregor for a test fire and then get to the Cape for launch preparations.

To me that's still circumstancial - timing proves that it could be a block 5, but it doesn't rule out that it's still a new block 4. What I'm basically asking is that the new booster we saw pictures of on the road is indeed a block 5.  I don't think there's any public news on that yet, is there?

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What I'm basically asking is that the new booster we saw pictures of on the road is indeed a block 5.  I don't think there's any public news on that yet, is there?

If you are looking for hard evidence, you'll have to wait for when the booster rolls out.

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What I'm basically asking is that the new booster we saw pictures of on the road is indeed a block 5.  I don't think there's any public news on that yet, is there?

If you are looking for hard evidence, you'll have to wait for when the booster rolls out.

Unless someone can catch it on the stand at McGregor.

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So right now it looks like this one gets to fly the Block 5 that's now turned up at McGregor.....

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/02/first-falcon-9-block-5-readying-static-fire-mcgregor-rapid-reuse/

- By Ian Atkinson (covering the evolution of Falcon 9 through to this first Block 5 arriving on the test stand). Photos by NSF's Gary Blair for L2 McGregor.

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What I'm basically asking is that the new booster we saw pictures of on the road is indeed a block 5.  I don't think there's any public news on that yet, is there?

If you are looking for hard evidence, you'll have to wait for when the booster rolls out.

Unless someone can catch it on the stand at McGregor.
Caught, and tested.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39182.msg1793676#msg1793676

Edit: apparently not tested, but still caught!!
« Last Edit: 02/27/2018 03:48 PM by cppetrie »

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Caught, and tested.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39182.msg1793676#msg1793676

No, that would be the small site, and it was from yesterday. Likely second stage testing or single engine testing.

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So if this Block 5 works as intended, then it should be ready for quick turnaround and re-use in which further launch mission? Will there be an attempt to press it back into service quickly, to test its improved quick turnaround capabilities?

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So if this Block 5 works as intended, then it should be ready for quick turnaround and re-use in which further launch mission? Will there be an attempt to press it back into service quickly, to test its improved quick turnaround capabilities?

They will go when it’s ready.  They may have an estimate of how soon it can fly again.  Surely they’ll be learning on these as they start to fly.  Start slowly and then increase.

Slow may still be faster than Block 3&4
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SpaceX open media accreditation for the Falcon 9 Bangabandhu Satellite-1 launch in April... and the launch is from KSC's 39A, which is returning to Falcon 9 duty following the Falcon Heavy launch.

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Mar. 1, 2018. Media accreditation is now open for SpaceX's Bangabandhu Satellite-1 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch is targeted for no earlier than April.

A Falcon 9 rocket will deliver Bangabandhu Satellite-1 to a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
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Guys I think these Launch and Landing FCC permits we thought were for TESS are actually for Bangabandhu-1 from LC-39A , Do you agree ?
But the landing cooridinates are half the distance of usual GTO landing cooridnates , Could it be because this sat is very light ?
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=82383&RequestTimeout=1000
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=82387&RequestTimeout=1000

I'm still leaning towards Mission 1418 being Bangabandhu-1.  I'll guess we'll find out in a month or so.  If Bangabandhu-1 launches before 3/30 without the permits changing then it would be mission 1380.

Well, maybe it is mission 1380.

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Fit checks for putting 39A back to F9 launches?

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SpaceX Falcon TEL on Launch Complex 39A

https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/974014866846560258

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Fit checks for putting 39A back to F9 launches?

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SpaceX Falcon TEL on Launch Complex 39A

https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/974014866846560258
Certainly appears they’ve gotten the compression bridges removed and the hold-down baskets reinserted. Probably fit checks and hold-down checks to verify all is ready for a single stick. Definitely don’t want hold-downs not holding down. That’s a bad day.

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[The Daily Star, March 18] Bangabandhu Satellite: Waiting in the wings

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The satellite is all set for the launch, said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), which is dealing with the much-talked-about project.

French company Thales Alenia Space, designer and maker of Bangabandhu-1, has already carried out several test runs. It is now waiting to hand over the satellite to the launching station in Florida, US.

Initially, the launch was scheduled for Victory Day 2017. However, it was postponed until this March after Hurricane Irma and subsequent floods hit Florida, said officials concerned.

Talking to The Daily Star recently, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said, “Right now it's confirmed that it [the satellite] won't be launched in March. It could be anytime in the first half of April.

“The launching station will give the go-ahead 15 days before the launch. Nothing can be said before that confirmation,” he added.

Asked about the possible date of the launch, the BTRC chairman echoed the minister's comment. “Whenever we get the date, the French company will transport the satellite to Florida from France.”

I think "opaque" is a good term for the launch preparations on this one.  Maybe it's just the translations to English.  Hard to believe they're still repeating that crap about Irma delaying the launch  ::)  This makes it sound like the satellite hasn't shipped yet?
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 https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=288g6962bnlh2kh8fm12o01433&topic=8184.1680


Per this, the launch may now be NET the end of April, which is not shocking as the s1 is still in McGregor.



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https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=288g6962bnlh2kh8fm12o01433&topic=8184.1680


Per this, the launch may now be NET the end of April, which is not shocking as the s1 is still in McGregor.

Sorry, the link goes to a 2007 post?!

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https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=288g6962bnlh2kh8fm12o01433&topic=8184.1680


Per this, the launch may now be NET the end of April, which is not shocking as the s1 is still in McGregor.

Sorry, the link goes to a 2007 post?!

It doesn't?

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It clearly states 3/15/2018 on top.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=288g6962bnlh2kh8fm12o01433&topic=8184.1680


Per this, the launch may now be NET the end of April, which is not shocking as the s1 is still in McGregor.

Sorry, the link goes to a 2007 post?!
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