Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-67 : KSC LC-39A : 15 January 2023 (22:56 UTC)  (Read 88508 times)

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Cross-post:

If USSF-44 does launch next month (which seems to be the case given some hints I've been given) then that mission they talk about is USSF-67 which is currently NET mid-December. Those same side boosters would then be used on USSF-52 next year

So, combined with the Bloomberg article above, would suggest that B1064 and B1065 side boosters wouod be launching on USSF-44 -> USSF-67 -> USSF-52. Correct?

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B1066 and B1068 are the 'oldest' two FH center cores waiting for flight?
1052 and 1053 are the oldest still active FH hardware

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Next Spaceflight is showing B1079 center core for this mission, to be expended.

Seems a little tight time-wise, if this is planned to launch in December. We haven't even seen B1076 and B1078 in McGregor yet... I feel like B1070 would make more sense, considering it's ready now and USSF-52 has been delayed to April. I guess we'll see.

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https://twitter.com/booster_buddies/status/1572772088804675584

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Falcon HEAVY!!!!
Range patch for the USSF-67 launch currently slated for 12/2022.
#SpaceX #FalconHeavy

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https://twitter.com/booster_buddies/status/1572772088804675584

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Falcon HEAVY!!!!
Range patch for the USSF-67 launch currently slated for 12/2022.
#SpaceX #FalconHeavy

Interesting. So the main payload is another CBAS (Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM) communications/relay satellite.
The first one was launched in 2018 on an Atlas-5(551) on the AFSPC 11 mission.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/cbas.htm

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https://twitter.com/booster_buddies/status/1572772088804675584

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Falcon HEAVY!!!!
Range patch for the USSF-67 launch currently slated for 12/2022.
#SpaceX #FalconHeavy

Interesting. So the main payload is another CBAS (Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM) communications/relay satellite.
The first one was launched in 2018 on an Atlas-5(551) on the AFSPC 11 mission.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/cbas.htm
Given the tweet, the USSF-67 launch is actually scheduled for December, not November.

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Yeah I don't know why this thread is still noted as November. I had updated nextspaceflight's entry for this mission a while ago for a December launch since that's what sources had indicated. Also now glad it's public that this flight is going to GEO.

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SFN, After a three-year wait, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy could launch again later this month, October 5
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The Space Force said its USSF-67 mission, which the military says will launch into geosynchronous orbit like USSF-44, is currently scheduled for January.
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The next military mission to fly on a Falcon Heavy rocket, named USSF-67, will launch the LDPE 3 spacecraft and a Space Force communications satellite in tandem. That launch is scheduled for January, and will use the same Falcon Heavy side boosters flown on the USSF-44 mission, assuming a successful recovery on the landing zones at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the Space Force said.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/10/31/falcon-heavy-rocket-on-the-launch-pad-for-one-of-spacexs-most-complex-missions/

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SpaceX site seems to suggest this is still tracking this year:
"The Starship has landed"

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SpaceX site seems to suggest this is still tracking this year:

Space Launch Delta 45 seems to be suggesting the same:

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This is the second of three missions for the LDPE program. The first mission launched aboard STP-3 in December 2021 and LDPE-3A is scheduled to launch with USSF-67 in December of 2022.

https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3206817/sld-45-supports-the-first-national-security-space-launch-mission-on-a-falcon-he/
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Meanwhile, an October 31st press release from SSC says... January 2023 :) Two weeks after they said December 2022. Who knows! I reached out to clarify, will update if I get a response.

https://www.ssc.spaceforce.mil/Connect-With-Us/Media-Room

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Meanwhile, an October 31st press release from SSC says... January 2023 :) Two weeks after they said December 2022. Who knows! I reached out to clarify, will update if I get a response.

https://www.ssc.spaceforce.mil/Connect-With-Us/Media-Room

The SSC comms team's reply:

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SSC (via Assured Access To Space / Launch Enterprise team) says USSF-67 is currently slated for January 2023.


One of the payloads for USSF-67, the Long Duration Propulsive EELV (LDPE-3A), has arrived at Astrotech Space Operations’
processing facility in Titusville, Florida, which signifies the start of the launch campaign for the mission.  In the attached press release, the Space Force also reaffirms that the mission is still planned for January 2023.  https://twitter.com/USSF_SSC/status/1592378161299611649

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A Falcon Heavy Side Booster from USSF-44 (which will be re-used on USSF-67) has been spotted waiting outside the hangar at LC-39A for refurbishment. Based on the soot markings, this is B1064 (per the video).

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Successful USSF-44 Launch ‘Sign of What’s to Come’

“We’re launching two satellites within 70 days of one another, which is fantastic from a program perspective,” Rupp said.

This implies that the USSF-67 launch target is no later than January 10th.

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Successful USSF-44 Launch ‘Sign of What’s to Come’

“We’re launching two satellites within 70 days of one another, which is fantastic from a program perspective,” Rupp said.

This implies that the USSF-67 launch target is no later than January 10th.

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Successful USSF-44 Launch ‘Sign of What’s to Come’

“We’re launching two satellites within 70 days of one another, which is fantastic from a program perspective,” Rupp said.
This implies that the USSF-67 launch target is no later than January 10th.
With the successful launch today of OneWeb Flight 15, is this the next launch from LC-39A?
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