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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SXM-7 : CC SLC-40 : December 10, 2020
« Reply #40 on: 12/05/2020 12:22 am »
NROL-44 is now scheduled for the evening of December 10, so that seems likely to delay SXM-7. Not sure how much time the range needs between the two launches.

I read somewhere that they’ve got it down to around 4 hours between different LVs. Will try to track down the source.

I believe the closest from previous launch attempts was 9 hours.

Edit: SXM7 is targeting 1120 ET, while the launch window for NROL-44 is 1750-2230 ET. Seems pretty doable.

Edit2: I believe the fast turnaround is only possible if F9 launches first due to AFSS. A DIV launch first would require a 24 hour turnaround.
« Last Edit: 12/05/2020 12:49 am by Jansen »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SXM-7 : CC SLC-40 : December 10, 2020
« Reply #41 on: 12/05/2020 02:55 am »
NROL-44 is now scheduled for the evening of December 10, so that seems likely to delay SXM-7. Not sure how much time the range needs between the two launches.

I read somewhere that they’ve got it down to around 4 hours between different LVs. Will try to track down the source.

I believe the closest from previous launch attempts was 9 hours.

Edit: SXM7 is targeting 1120 ET, while the launch window for NROL-44 is 1750-2230 ET. Seems pretty doable.

Edit2: I believe the fast turnaround is only possible if F9 launches first due to AFSS. A DIV launch first would require a 24 hour turnaround.

It would be doable only if DIVH launches towards the end of the window. Pre-launch operations take a long time for DIVH compared to F9 and they would overlap with F9 launch ops if they were to launch around the first half of the window.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SXM-7 : CC SLC-40 : December 10, 2020
« Reply #42 on: 12/06/2020 04:15 am »
Notice from the NGA:

Quote from: NGA
060413Z DEC 20
NAVAREA IV 1181/20(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   101614Z TO 101912Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   111614Z TO 111912Z DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-36.94N 080-36.02W, 28-37.00N 080-36.00W,
      28-39.00N 080-00.00W, 28-36.00N 079-24.00W,
      28-33.00N 079-25.00W, 28-31.00N 080-05.00W,
      28-30.16N 080-32.88W.
   B. 28-08.00N 076-07.00W, 28-41.00N 076-07.00W,
      28-47.00N 073-09.00W, 28-34.00N 071-34.00W,
      27-50.00N 071-34.00W, 27-32.00N 072-03.00W,
      27-32.00N 073-08.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 112012Z DEC 20.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SXM-7 : CC SLC-40 : December 10, 2020
« Reply #43 on: 12/06/2020 06:41 am »
Graphical version of Launch Hazard Areas for Mission 1442 SXM-7 according issued NOTMAR messages, valid for Dec 10 16:19 UTC, alternatively Dec 11.
Marked ASDS landing for booster 1051.7 644km downrange.
And estimation of PLF recovery position ~780km downrange.

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The 45th Weather Squadron has issued a forecast for NROL-44, and not for SXM-7.  Does that mean it's been bumped to the 11th?

https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Weather/
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The 45th Weather Squadron has issued a forecast for NROL-44, and not for SXM-7.  Does that mean it's been bumped to the 11th?

https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Weather/

No.  It's not unusual for an L-4 forecast to not be issued for commercial launches.

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The 45th Weather Squadron has issued a forecast for NROL-44, and not for SXM-7.  Does that mean it's been bumped to the 11th?

No.  It's not unusual for an L-4 forecast to not be issued for commercial launches.

I’m expecting a L-3 forecast tomorrow.
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https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1335744823391887366

JRTI and GO Quest are enroute to staging for recovery.

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L-3 weather forecast is 90% GO
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NSF Fleetcam: Am I seeing the TEL + Falcon 9 - payload vertical on SLC-40?
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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1336083637935214595

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Static Fire conducted. As always, wait for SpaceX to confirm a good test and the launch date (NROL-44 also on the Range).

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So SXM-7 and NROL-44 will launch just a few hours apart?

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So SXM-7 and NROL-44 will launch just a few hours apart?

No, one of them will be on the 10th.

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https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1336103464867307520
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Static fire test complete – targeting Falcon 9 launch of SXM-7 for @SIRIUSXM from SLC-40 in Florida on Friday, December 11
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1336103465831944192

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Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported six missions and one of its fairing halves previously flew on the ANASIS-II mission

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Is this the first time a reused fairing half files on a commercial mission?

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Is this the first time a reused fairing half files on a commercial mission?

Yes. All previous reuses were on Starlink missions.

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I'll add that if the schedule doesn't slip more than a week, B1051.6 will be the third-fastest booster turnaround at 54-60 days, shaving ~6 weeks off of B1049's seventh-flight turnaround.

SXM-7 will also be the first time SpaceX flies a booster for the fifth, sixth, or seventh time on a fully commercial mission.

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New notice from the NGA for December 11 and 12:

New:
Quote from: NGA
080412Z DEC 20
NAVAREA IV 1187/20(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   111614Z TO 111912Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   121615Z TO 121913Z DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-36.94N 080-36.02W, 28-37.00N 080-36.00W,
      28-39.00N 080-00.00W, 28-36.00N 079-24.00W,
      28-33.00N 079-25.00W, 28-31.00N 080-05.00W,
      28-30.16N 080-32.88W.
   B. 28-08.00N 076-07.00W, 28-41.00N 076-07.00W,
      28-47.00N 073-09.00W, 28-34.00N 071-34.00W,
      27-50.00N 071-34.00W, 27-32.00N 072-03.00W,
      27-32.00N 073-08.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 1181/20.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 122013Z DEC 20.

Canceled:
Quote from: NGA
060413Z DEC 20
NAVAREA IV 1181/20(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   101614Z TO 101912Z DEC, ALTERNATE
   111614Z TO 111912Z DEC
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-36.94N 080-36.02W, 28-37.00N 080-36.00W,
      28-39.00N 080-00.00W, 28-36.00N 079-24.00W,
      28-33.00N 079-25.00W, 28-31.00N 080-05.00W,
      28-30.16N 080-32.88W.
   B. 28-08.00N 076-07.00W, 28-41.00N 076-07.00W,
      28-47.00N 073-09.00W, 28-34.00N 071-34.00W,
      27-50.00N 071-34.00W, 27-32.00N 072-03.00W,
      27-32.00N 073-08.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 112012Z DEC 20.

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