Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Telstar 19 Vantage : July 22, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 81277 times)

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UPDATE ONLY thread for Telstar 19 Vantage

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July 22, 2018 (Window opens 01:50 Eastern / 05:50 UTC) on Falcon 9 (expected to be new Block 5 booster 1047) from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral.  Payload mass approximately 7075 kg.  ASDS landing is expected.


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[SpaceNews Nov. 11, 2015] Telesat Secures an Anchor for Telstar 19 Vantage Broadband Satellite
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Satellite fleet operator Telesat of Canada on Nov. 11 said it would purchase a Ku-/Ka-band broadband satellite, called Telstar 19 Vantage, to be stationed at 63 degrees west over Latin America now that it had secured an anchor customer in EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems...

Germantown, Maryland-based Hughes, in its own announcement, said it had agreed to lease a large portion of Telstar 19 Vantage’s Ka-band — a total of 31 gigabits per second of throughput — for 15 years, with the satellite to be launched in early 2018...

Hughes said the Telesat capacity would be used for consumer broadband throughout Latin America, not just Brazil. Hughes officials have said 24 gigabits per second of throughput on Eutelsat’s satellite would serve 300,000 customers in Brazil...

Ottawa-based Telesat said Telstar 19 Vantage will carry more Ka-band than has been leased by Hughes, with the additional capacity to be directed to markets in Northern Canada, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. A Ku-band payload will be aimed at high-throughput and conventional wideband markets in Brazil, the Andean region and the North Atlantic Ocean.

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[Spaceflight Now Feb. 26, 2016] Telesat launch agreements awarded to SpaceX
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The Canadian telecom satellite operator Telesat plans to launch two multipurpose communications spacecraft aboard SpaceX Falcon rockets in 2018, the company disclosed this week in a quarterly earnings announcement.

A spokesperson for the Ottawa-based company said the new satellites, named Telstar 18 Vantage and Telstar 19 Vantage, would fly aboard Falcon 9 rockets.

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Telstar 19 Vantage on Gunter's Space Page
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Popped up on the Range (L2) as NET July 19, 2018 (Window opens 01:50 Eastern)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (From SSL)

June 21, 2018

Maxar’s SSL ships first of three advanced communications satellites scheduled to launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 this summer

Commercially driven advances help SSL customers to connect people and transform lives around the world

Palo Alto, Calif. – SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR, TSX: MAXR), today announced it shipped the first of three satellites that SSL will deliver to the SpaceX launch base at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida over the next month. Driven by commercial advances, the three satellites will bring communications capability to connect people and transform lives around the globe.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE, an advanced high throughput satellite (HTS) built for Telesat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, marks the 50th SSL-built communications satellite to launch this decade. It arrived safely at the launch base this week for a launch scheduled next month.

Two more SSL communications satellites are scheduled to ship to SpaceX launch base over the next month including a second HTS for Telesat, Telstar 18 VANTAGE, and the Merah Putih satellite (previously known as Telkom-4), for Indonesia’s largest telecommunication and network provider, PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

“SSL has a long legacy of leveraging its commercial mindset to provide satellite operators with spacecraft systems that address their requirements and enable global transformation,” said Dario Zamarian, group president, SSL. “The cadence this month of shipping out three satellites for launch demonstrates our ongoing market leadership and commitment to quality, reliability, and performance.”

Telstar 19 VANTAGE

Telstar 19 VANTAGE is one of a new generation of Telesat spacecraft designed to serve today’s bandwidth intensive applications. It will support a range of services, including advanced broadband connectivity for consumer, enterprise and mobility users across the Americas and Atlantic from its prime orbital location of 63 degrees West, the same location used today by Telesat’s Telstar 14R.

Like all Telesat VANTAGE satellites, Telstar 19 VANTAGE combines broad regional beams and powerful HTS spot beams enabling customers to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency while optimizing network performance. Its Ka-band HTS capacity will serve Telesat customers operating in Northern Canada, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic Ocean, and South America. Additional Ku-band HTS spot beams will serve growing South American markets in Brazil and the Andean region. Telstar 19 VANTAGE will also bring new Ku-band broadbeam capacity over the North Atlantic Ocean enhancing Telesat’s coverage of this important mobility market.

Telstar 18 VANTAGE

Telstar 18 VANTAGE, the third HTS in Telesat’s global fleet, will be located at 138 degrees East, an ideal position for connecting Asia to the Americas. It will replace and expand on the capabilities of Telesat’s Telstar 18 satellite through its extensive C-band coverage of Asia, its Ku-band HTS spot beams over Indonesia and Malaysia, and its six additional Ku-band regional beams. These high performance beams will enable Telstar 18 VANTAGE to meet growing demand for mobility, enterprise networks and telecom services across the Asia region. As previously announced, Telesat has partnered with APT Satellite of Hong Kong in the design and procurement of this spacecraft, which APT calls Apstar-5C. 

“Telesat has worked closely with SSL and the Maxar family of companies for many years and we are pleased to have collaborated with them on our newest Telstar VANTAGE high throughput satellites,” said Dan Goldberg, President and CEO of Telesat. “These state-of-the-art spacecraft are going to provide important competitive advantages for our customers across the Americas and Asia. It’s great news that Telstar 19 VANTAGE is now at the launch base and that Telstar 18 VANTAGE is nearly finished and in the queue to ship.”

Merah Putih

Merah Putih, a name which represents the red and white of the Indonesian flag, will be integrated into Telkom’s greater telecommunications network to provide service throughout the 17 thousand islands of the Indonesian archipelago, as well as India and other parts of South and Southeast Asia. Satellite forms the telecommunications backbone that connects Indonesia, along with other technologies, such as submarine cable.

Merah Putih, which was completed ahead of schedule, will replace Telkom-1, at 108 degrees East, where it will expand on Telkom’s coverage to serve new markets. Its all C-band payload will enhance both internet and telephone service for populations in remote regions and offload backhaul for cellular service.

“Satellite plays a vital role in our telecommunications infrastructure,” said Mr. Mr. Zulhelfi Abidin, Chief Technology Officer of Telkom. “SSL has been an excellent spacecraft supplier and has completed the satellite construction ahead of schedule. We look forward to traveling to Florida to see the satellite launch later this summer.”
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http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communication satellite from pad 40 on July 21 at 1:50am EDT. The launch window stretches four hours to 5:50am EDT.

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Hazard area warning issued for July 22 #SpaceX Telstar 19V mission from Launch Complex 40. Block 5 #Falcon9 will target ASDS landing. Hazard will be in effect from 2345 on 7/21 to 0645 on 7/22 (0345 to 1045 UTC).

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1017415086972039169

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Static Fire still on for Tuesday.
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Based on info that would have been emailed to all KSC and Cape employees...

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#SpaceX will be conducting a Static Fire Test of their Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 40 on CCAFS tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18th.  The test is currently scheduled for 1000 - 1600 Eastern Time. 🚀
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SpaceX Mission 1397 Telstar 19V Launch Hazard Areas based on issued NOTMAR message, valid for Jul 22 (alternatively Jul 23) 05:45-10:42 UTC.

ASDS planned position for B1047 landing is in fact unknown due to error in appropriate FCC application, but downrange distance could be estimated according to other planned Block5 GTO flights with satellite on SSL-1300 platform. Exact position will be updated based on SAT-AIS of booster recovery fleet.
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Falcon 9 is confirmed on the pad and vertical!

ARTICLE: Second Falcon 9 Block 5 readying for static fire ahead of Telstar 19V launch -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/07/second-falcon-9-block-5-readying-for-static-fire-ahead-of-telstar-19v-launch/

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Distant shots:

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Its up ! @SpaceX #Falcon9 2nd #Block5 booster is now visible after being raised overnight at #Pad40 - ahead of todays static fire test planned for 1000-1600 ET July 18 for #Telstar19 launch NET this weekend. Credit: @ken_kremer  spaceupclose.com

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019541722907447297

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Falcon 9 Static Fire will be later in the window. Totally normal. They don't often fire up at the start of the window. Need pad clear (which may now be happening by the time of this tweet) and then the observation of venting.
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Clearly still a bit of time to go yet:

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1215 pm : No sign of venting yet from @spacex #Falcon9 booster awaiting static fire test today

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019615962272878597

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Launch weather forecast is 60% GO, but weather may be clearing later in the long launch window:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

Edit to add: noticed forecast seems a bit confused about date ... it says Jul 22nd but is called L-3 and talks about weather Saturday and Sunday rather than Sunday and Monday!
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2 PM ET- still no sign of venting for @SpaceX #Falcon9 hot fire test today. Currently sunny weather 100# GO. Window to 4 pm

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019643339136790528

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Wind just picked up. Pop up storm. Hold on to your hat!

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1019644144833237000

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Hmm, might be tight for today’s static fire window:

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240 pm ET: Drastic and swift weather change . Pouring rain and thunder claps inundating cape area and #pad40 awaiting spacex hot fire test. @ken_kremer

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019655891715534848

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Standing by for the test. Vehicle observed as venting.
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KSCers see a plume, so that'll be the Falcon 9 Block 5 booster (Telstar 19 Vantage) firing up on the Static Fire test during an extended test window. As always, wait for SpaceX tweet to confirm good quick look data on the test.
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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting early morning launch on Sunday, July 22 of Telstar 19 VANTAGE from Pad 40 in Florida.

EDIT: Add screenshot
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Pic from SFN's twitter page of the test fire.
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SpaceX - Static Fire - Telstar 19 - Block 5 07-18-2018


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Published on Jul 18, 2018

After 2 hours of heavy wind and rain. Only 25 min max for load and 5 PM Fire.



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Update launch weather forecast, no real change still 60% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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According to marinetraffic.com, the east coast fleet has set out to sea.

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Yesterday’s updated launch weather forecast, no real change still 60% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Vertical on the pad confirmation from Brady who's there for NSF:
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1020730233908080643
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Remote camera setup photos, courtesy of Brady Kenniston!

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1020826769593692161
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Here's the Florida Today livestream which is starting in 25 minutes. They've been copying the SpaceX stream the last few flights, but maybe this time they'll have there own coverage.

https://livestream.com/accounts/20522137/events/8299340
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T-1hr and counting.

Brevard County's Emergency Operations Command is now at Level 2 activation ahead of launch.

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At T-47mins and COUNTING, the Launch Director loop is very quiet and all is proceeding toward the start of tanking at T-35mins.

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A thing to remember here with Block 5 counts and the LD loop is that more and more automation is being built into the system.  So there might not be audible calls over the net to report. 

So a good general rule is: No report from me regarding the LD net is a good thing and indicates that all is smooth and proceeding to course.

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T-38mins and counting.  The launch team is now verifying that Falcon 9 and the GSE are "GO" to being prop load.


EDIT: And the poll is complete.  GO for prop load.
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T-35mins and COUNTING.

Launch auto has started.  Fueling has begun. 

Falcon 9's 1st & 2nd stages are being filled with RP-1 and LOX.  Stage 2 is being filled with RP-1.

Team as received standard "what to do if count needs to be aborted" instructions.
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Stage 1 and 2 RP-1 flow rates are "on track."

Stage 1 LOX flow rates are "nominal."
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Stage 2 RP-1 fueling is complete.

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TelStar 19V is on internal power.

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Stage 2 LOX load has started.

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T-15mins.  All is still proceeding without issue at this time.

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Stage 2 LOX load flow rates are nominal.

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Coverage has started.
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T-13 minutes. Talking about Block 5.
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T-12 minutes. Talking about propellants for Falcon 9.
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T-11 minutes. Helium loading started about 15 minutes ago. 60% go for weather. Cumulus and thick weather clouds.
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T-10 minutes.
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T-9 minutes. Backup window about 24 hours from now.
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T-8 minutes. Talking about satellite internet use.
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T-7mins.  Engine chilldown has begun.

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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting now. Showing SSL promo.
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Stage 1 RP-1 closed out for flight.

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T-6 minutes. RP-1 fully loaded. LOX is topping off.
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T-1 minute. Vehicle is in startup. Go for launch!
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Pitching downrange.

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power and telemetry nominal.

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Stage 1 propulsion nominal.

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Stage 1 shutdown.

STAGING.

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Separation.

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Fairing deployment confirmed.

Stage 2 on nominal trajectory.

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Fairing separation.

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Stage 1 ENTRY BURN has started.

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Stage 1 ENTRY BURN over.

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Stage 2 on nominal trajectory.

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Entry burn.

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Stage 1 LANDING BURN has started.

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LANDING!!!!

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Stage 2 SECO-1 in orbit.

Nominal orbit insertion!

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Have had SECO. Waiting for update on landing.
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Stage 2 in 18mins coast.

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Touchdown!
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T+10 minutes. Upcoming events.

00:26:49 2nd stage engine restarts
00:27:39 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-2)
00:32:40 Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite deployment
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Interesting.  The calls were very clear over the loop that the F9 had landed safely, yet webcast host seemed very uncertain if a landing had occurred.

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LOS Bermuda as excepted.

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Engine and satellite views.
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LOS Bermuda.

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T+15 minutes. Over the Atlantic.
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T+20 minutes. About to cross into Africa.
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5mins to Stage 2 restart.

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T+25 minutes. One minute and 49 seconds to second ignition.
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One minute to second ignition.
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Stage 2 engine IGNITION!  This is a 50sec burn to place TelStar19V into its correct GTO trajectory.

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Ignition!
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Cutoff!
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No call over LD loop for Stage 2 engine shutdown at anticipated time.

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Comm channel issues.  No confirmation of Stage 2 burn shutdown or parameters.

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T+30 minutes. Two minutes and forty seconds to separation. Still waiting for confirmation of cutoff.
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GOOD ORBIT!

Data back!

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Just a ground station issue.  Not a Falcon 9 issue.

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Picture is back. Confirmation of shutdown. Is in good orbit.
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Separation in 48 seconds.
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Payload separation of TelStar 19V.

MISSION SUCCESS for Falcon 9 and SpaceX!

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Payload separation confirmed!
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Wrapping up coverage. "See you in a few days for the next launch."
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Great work everyone. Thanks to Steven and all for the coverage.

As always, congrats posts on the party thread. Questions on the Discussion thread.

William Graham's article updated - Brady with the lead image.
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Main events of the launch and landing

Telstar 19 VANTAGE deployment

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SpaceX launch photo

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2 objects have been cataloged:

2018-059A/43562 in 243 x 17863 km x 27.00°
2018-059B/43563 in 242 x 17860 km x 27.00°
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#SpaceX’s #Falcon9 rocket streaks into the nighttime Space Coast sky at 1:50am this morning with the #Telstar19V satellite.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1020912356984000512
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Tonight’s Falcon 9 max-Q was super awesome! #spacex #falcon9 @Teslarati #TelStar19V

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2018-059A/43562 (243 km x 17863 km x 27.00°) has a delta v to GTO of  2273.9467 m/s or it is in GTO-2274
2018-059B/43563 (242 km x 17860 km x 27.00°) has a delta v to GTO of  2274.1254 m/s or it is in GTO-2074

according to my C/C++ program based on this.

EDIT: The numbers were wrong since that program didn't work well with sub-sync orbits.

I'v now Updated the numbers with the program you can find here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43465.msg1839907#msg1839907
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Apparently the slight tumble was no problem:

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1020932323771146240

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SpaceX - Telstar19 - Launch - Plus 07-22-2018

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SpaceX Telstar 19 VANTAGE Launch - UP CLOSE VIEWS

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Published on Jul 22, 2018



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More SpaceX photos

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A couple more Ben Cooper photos:

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A Falcon 9 rocket soars into the night at 1:50am EDT July 22 carrying Telstar 19 VANTAGE, the largest and heaviest commercial communication satellite ever launched to date.

https://twitter.com/launchphoto/status/1021120021467226112

Edit to add: higher res versions plus 2 more from SpaceX
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Tonight’s Falcon 9 max-Q was super awesome! #spacex #falcon9 @Teslarati #TelStar19V

https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/1020914676371271680

Here’s a similar shot by @TrevorMahlman with a whole (long) reddit thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/910273/i_made_a_...

Edit to add: Trevor has a sequence of shoots including the attached at
https://photos.tmahlmann.com/Rockets/SpaceX/Telstar-19-Vantage/
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Powerful Satellite Built by Maxar Technologies’ SSL for Telesat is Performing Post-Launch Maneuvers According to Plan

50th SSL-built satellite launched this decade drives competitive advantage for Telesat customers with high-throughput technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. – July 23, 2018 – SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, announced today the advanced high throughput satellite built for Telesat, a leading global satellite operator, is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The SSL-built satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early Sunday morning. It began firing its main thruster earlier today to propel toward its final geostationary orbit.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE packs exceptional performance onto a single spacecraft with multiple payloads that provide high-speed internet service to populations in both North and South America. It is the latest in a new generation of satellites for Telesat that combine broad regional beams and powerful spot beams in a design optimized to deliver fast and reliable service for bandwidth-intensive applications that power the new space economy.

“I would like to thank our long term colleagues at Telesat for their continued confidence in SSL and for our close collaborative working relationship that always results in superior performance and value,” said Dario Zamarian, Group President of SSL. “Telstar 19 VANTAGE represents an important milestone for SSL as our 50th communications satellite to launch this decade, and it also underscores our success in providing exceptional high throughput capacity for targeted regions of the world.”

When it reaches its orbital slot at 63 degrees West longitude, the satellite will provide service in Northern Canada, South America, the Caribbean, and the North Atlantic. Its unique design maximizes throughput and spectral efficiency and optimizes network performance for Telesat’s customers. SSL incorporated multiple technical advances into Telstar 19 VANTAGE including 3D printing which helps to reduce mass and enables better design solutions.

“SSL has been a valued partner to Telesat for many years and we congratulate them on achieving 50-built GEO satellites since 2010 and on their technology advances that drive our industry forward,” said Dan Goldberg, President and CEO, Telesat. “We’re pleased that Telstar 19 VANTAGE is now heading toward its orbital slot at 63 degrees West and that Telesat will soon be providing high performing capacity on our newest satellite to Hughes in South America, to Bell Canada subsidiary Northwestel over Northern Canada, and to our customers across the Americas and Atlantic who require the very latest in satellite broadband.”

Telstar 19 VANTAGE is based on the powerful SSL 1300 platform, which provides flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology advances. Telesat’s newest satellite is designed for 15 or more years of service and will be co-located with Telesat’s Telstar 14R.

SSL is also building Telstar 18 VANTAGE for Telesat, which is scheduled to launch next month to 138 degrees East. The third Telstar VANTAGE satellite in Telesat’s global fleet, it will combine broad regional beams with powerful HTS spot beams to bring a new level of broadband performance for customers across the Asia Pacific region.
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Go pursuit just entered port Canaveral with a fairing halve from this mission, the halve looked damaged

(Screencap from jetty park webcam)
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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1021839952957595649
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It appears that GO Pursuit has a meager catch this run. Part of a half of a fairing.

[I'm amused by the use of a mobile phone to upload the preview picture on the camera.]

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Detailed images of GO Pursuit returning to Port Canaveral this afternoon with a partial fairing half following Sunday’s launch of Falcon 9 and Telstar 19V. Damage is no surprise, as these east coast fairings — for now — land in the water.

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#Falcon9 Block 5 aboard #OCISLY appears to be within 40 nautical miles of Port Canaveral based on a ping made 1 hour ago. #Telstar19V

https://twitter.com/marcuscotephoto/status/1021872151564038146

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HAWK's position (circled in black/red) as of 36 minutes ago.
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Hawk now visible to shore based receivers and about 13 NM SE of port entrance.

Based on pass returns my guess is will enter port around dawn, once there’s a suitable slot (eg no cruise ship movements).
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Hawk appears to be heading in now. About 5 NM from port and doing 2.3 knots.

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Falcon 9 B1047 is visible on the horizon! SpaceX's "Of Course I Still Love You Droneship" is arriving back at Port Canaveral on the east coast as SpaceX prepares to launch another Falcon 9 and Iridium-7 on the west coast.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1022066203865608193

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Falcon 9 B1047 and OCISLY are still a decent bit offshore. Based off this heavily-cropped telephoto image, it looks like the "Octograbber" may have been utilized for Telstar 19V.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1022069810757345280

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Welcome home. #Falcon9 #OCISLY #Spacex

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WOW! Here's an image I shot of this morning's stunning sunrise return of Falcon 9 B1047 and Of Course I Still Love You following Sunday's launch of Telstar 19V.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1022082363050938369

Edit to add: https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1022087141952774144
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Moving into position. @SpaceXFleet #SpaceX #SpaceXFleet

https://twitter.com/thaerospacegeek/status/1022086897085173762

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Posted about 45 mins ago:

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Lift is happening NOW. @SpaceXFleet @NASASpaceflight #SpaceXFleet #SpaceX

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a really small maneuver

43562   TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A   404.53min    26.92deg   23182km   300km

edit for reference

2 objects have been cataloged:

2018-059A/43562 in 243 x 17863 km x 27.00°
2018-059B/43563 in 242 x 17860 km x 27.00°
« Last Edit: 07/27/2018 03:12 am by Targeteer »
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Just another Wednesday on the Space Coast: Rocket Homecoming as the #SpaceX #Telstar19V #Falcon9 1st stage returned to @PortCanaveral this AM.

Note people (& bulk carrier) for scale, w/ special guest appearance by NASA’s VAB on horizon in one pic.

(Pics: me / @WeReportSpace )

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Tweeted about 9 hours ago:

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#SpaceXFleet Telstar 19V update. I just arrived in port and the booster is now on the stand with 3 legs still visibly attached. #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1022478099844407296

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Nice shot of new booster cap used during recovery ops:

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Duo of cherry pickers loaded w/techs attaching guidewires atop #Falcon9 booster w completely newfangled hoisting cap/rectangular brace installed in place.1st use above sleek black Ti grid fins-on 2nd ever @SpaceX #Block5 for #Telstar19V launch. @ken_kremer spaceupclose.com

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1022622310581395456

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Booster standing with all 4 legs still as of 8:45 pm.

https://mobile.twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1022646224183328769
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Midday update: booster legs still attached, some venting seen from a nearby truck, and loud venting noises heard, something is happening......

https://mobile.twitter.com/ThAerospaceGeek/status/1022890678571941888
https://mobile.twitter.com/ThAerospaceGeek/status/1022869961021292545
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Man it looks painfully slow.
I was thinking they were going to have a pressure hookup on the other side of the cylinders and make the cylinders retract. Sounds simple...
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It's the first time.  I am sure they are exercising extreme caution.

I'd expect that it goes more quickly in the future.

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Another nice pic from The aerospace geek on twitter of the retracted leg:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ThAerospaceGeek/status/1022921477694398467
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Nice retraction sequence from Ken Kremer:

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4 shot sequence:1st time ever #Falcon9 landing leg retracted from recovered @SpaceX 1ststage booster-using cables & pulleys pulling left leg from cap apparatus on top, flush to side, techs assist.took 40min 7/27. #Block5 #Telstar19V launch.Cred:@ken_kremer spaceupclose.com

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a really small maneuver

43562   TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A   404.53min    26.92deg   23182km   300km

edit for reference

2 objects have been cataloged:

2018-059A/43562 in 243 x 17863 km x 27.00°
2018-059B/43563 in 242 x 17860 km x 27.00°


another minor maneuver

43562   TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A      467.75min    26.88deg   26850km   315km
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SpaceX - First Leg Retract - Booster Lift 07-27-2018
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Welp, the raised leg was lowered and all 4 leg pistons have been removed, the leg raising was just a test it appears......

https://mobile.twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1023610742237552643
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Another Telstar 19 substantial perigee 100 lb-force LAE burn
near GTO apogee
28 July reported
323 km x 35730 km

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Another Telstar 19 substantial perigee 100 lb-force LAE burn
near GTO apogee
28 July reported
323 km x 35730 km

43562   TELSTAR 19V   632.38min    26.82deg   35730km   323km
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@SpaceX #Telstar19V almost ready to leave.

https://twitter.com/murphypak/status/1023966403764908032

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As of 3p.m. They were putting on the mounting rings, and the cap appears to have been removed.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1024011473322954760
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43562   TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A      788.40min    10.69deg   35740km   8043km
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B1047 being moved about in the cape, taken today (I think).

https://mobile.twitter.com/Bob_Richards/status/1024286499527950336
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Picture of B1047 entering LC-39A's HIF at KSC. This will probably be the hangar where they'll inspect and refurbish this booster.

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TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A      1387.88min   0.37deg   35706km   33969km
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TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A      1387.88min   0.37deg   35706km   33969km

That was a big burn! Now only ~40m/s left to get to GEO, then moving to it's orbital slot.

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SpaceX Telstar 19V Launch Photographer Behind-The-Scenes

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As the moon sets behind Telstar, music connects and transports us to launch night. This original music composition was created on location during the launch by Mary Liz Bender.
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TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A      1387.88min   0.37deg   35706km   33969km

43562   TELSTAR 19V   2018-059A      1433.89   0.09deg   35787km   35700km
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Telesat’s New Telstar 19 VANTAGE Satellite Now Operational

Ottawa, Canada, August 27, 2018 – Telesat announced today that its new Telstar 19 VANTAGE high throughput satellite (HTS) is fully operational at 63 degrees West and has entered commercial service. Telstar 19 VANTAGE was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 22nd and will serve growing consumer, enterprise and mobility markets across the Americas and Atlantic. It is being operated by Telesat Brasil, a Brazilian satellite company wholly-owned by Telesat. 
Telstar 19 VANTAGE was built by SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, and is the latest in a new generation of Telesat satellites with capacity optimized to serve the types of bandwidth intensive applications increasingly in demand by users worldwide. It operates from Telesat’s prime orbital location of 63 degrees West, the same as Telesat’s highly utilized Telstar 14R satellite, and brings a new level of performance and value for satellite broadband requirements on land, at sea and in the air. With its distinct zones of coverage across the Americas and Atlantic, Telstar 19 VANTAGE combines regional beams and high throughput spot beams in Ku-band with additional HTS spot beams in Ka-band.
As previously announced, Telesat customer Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes) has signed a 15-year agreement for Telstar 19 VANTAGE Ka-band capacity which Hughes refers to as Hughes 63 West. Hughes will utilize this capacity to expand its broadband satellite services for consumers and businesses in South America. Telesat also has long-term contracts for the entire Ka-band capacity of Telstar 19 VANTAGE over Northern Canada, including providing Bell Canada subsidiary Northwestel with the HTS spot beam capacity required to enhance broadband connectivity for all 25 communities in Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory.
“Telstar 19 VANTAGE is a state-of-the-art spacecraft that combines regional beams and high throughput spot beams to deliver superior performance and value to the market,” said Dan Goldberg, Telesat’s President and CEO. “The pre-launch agreements Telesat has secured with Hughes and Bell Canada, combined with strong interest from other leading satellite service providers across the Americas and Atlantic, confirm that the innovative design of Telstar 19 VANTAGE is the right one to serve today’s bandwidth intensive applications. I would like to congratulate the teams at Telesat and SSL whose dedication and expertise enabled Telstar 19 VANTAGE to become fully operational within weeks after launch.”
https://www.telesat.com/news-events/telesats-new-telstar-19-vantage-satellite-now-operational
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Tonight, four years later, I just saw the second stage, 700 km overhead near zenith. High, bright, and slow.
Pass prediction courtesy of Heavens Above.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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