Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : USSF-52 : KSC LC-39A : 2023  (Read 42243 times)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - Sept. 2020
« Reply #60 on: 03/15/2020 12:20 am »
[Spaceflight Now - June 30, 2019] Barring a surprise, SpaceXís next Falcon Heavy flight is planned in late 2020
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After the AFSPC-44 launch, the Air Force plans another Falcon Heavy mission with SpaceX in the spring 0f 2021, Bongiovi said. That launch, designated AFSPC-52, was previously planned to lift off by September 2020, but in a briefing with reporters earlier this month, Bongiovi twice said the AFSPC-44 mission is the Air Forceís next Falcon Heavy mission.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - Spring 2021
« Reply #61 on: 09/27/2020 02:36 pm »
Now that the government has agreed to do GPS missions on reflown stages, I'm curious to see if this mission will still use new side boosters.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - 2021
« Reply #62 on: 09/27/2020 02:48 pm »
I hadn't updated the date on this launch in a while.  With USSF-44 moving to late spring, it's extremely unlikely this flight would occur in the first half of 2021.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - Spring 2021
« Reply #63 on: 09/27/2020 02:50 pm »
Now that the government has agreed to do GPS missions on reflown stages, I'm curious to see if this mission will still use new side boosters.

That will be interesting to see.  They've already tested reused side boosters on a DoD launch (although it wasn't under the NSSL program).

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - 2021
« Reply #64 on: 09/27/2020 02:51 pm »
Now that the government has agreed to do GPS missions on reflown stages, I'm curious to see if this mission will still use new side boosters.

That will be interesting to see.  They've already tested reused side boosters on a DoD launch (although it wasn't under the NSSL program).

I hope B1052 and B1053 get to fly for a third time. They've been in storage WAY too long.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - Spring 2021
« Reply #65 on: 12/21/2020 11:16 pm »
Now that the government has agreed to do GPS missions on reflown stages, I'm curious to see if this mission will still use new side boosters.

That will be interesting to see.  They've already tested reused side boosters on a DoD launch (although it wasn't under the NSSL program).

Things are unlikely to change until GPS III SV05 gets certified, but SMC has stated they would like to transition to fully reuseable Falcons within 18 months.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - 2021
« Reply #66 on: 12/21/2020 11:17 pm »
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The following Falcon Heavy mission, another classified payload named USSF-52, will also require three new stages. That mission is expected to enable the recovery of all three stages: both side boosters and the center core.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/09/spacex-manifest-falcon-heavy-arrives-mcgregor/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - 2021
« Reply #68 on: 03/13/2021 03:51 pm »
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The following Falcon Heavy mission, another classified payload named USSF-52, will also require three new stages. That mission is expected to enable the recovery of all three stages: both side boosters and the center core.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/09/spacex-manifest-falcon-heavy-arrives-mcgregor/

Just wanted to point out that since all three boosters will be recovered, they must use three ASDS for this mission.

Therefore A Shortfall Of Gravitas *must* enter service before this mission.
Why three ASDSses? Maybe the boosters can RTLS and the code can land on an ASDS.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - NET October 2021
« Reply #69 on: 03/13/2021 04:23 pm »
Youíre right, I was looking at the GTO requirements for another mission and was thinking of those numbers.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - NET October 2021
« Reply #70 on: 05/13/2021 02:37 am »
I think this flight might be in October now.

https://fcc.report/IBFS/SES-STA-INTR2021-01859

Hereís the relevant bit if you donít want to dig:
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The spacecraft will be launched on or about October 9th, 2021 on a Falcon Heavy from the Kennedy Space Center. USUVL will rideshare on the vehicle with an unspecified US military spacecraft. USUVL will be injected into super-sync orbit on or about November 27th thru December 8th at which time USN will begin S- band support. The spacecraft is inclined at 2.8 degrees as to minimize potential interference with other geo spacecraft. The operators of USUVL have begun and will coordinate with other operators as to not cause interference as it moves around the geo-belt.

Looks like launch targeting 09 October 2021.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - NET October 2021
« Reply #71 on: 05/13/2021 03:04 am »
I think this flight might be in October now.

https://fcc.report/IBFS/SES-STA-INTR2021-01859

Hereís the relevant bit if you donít want to dig:
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The spacecraft will be launched on or about October 9th, 2021 on a Falcon Heavy from the Kennedy Space Center. USUVL will rideshare on the vehicle with an unspecified US military spacecraft. USUVL will be injected into super-sync orbit on or about November 27th thru December 8th at which time USN will begin S- band support. The spacecraft is inclined at 2.8 degrees as to minimize potential interference with other geo spacecraft. The operators of USUVL have begun and will coordinate with other operators as to not cause interference as it moves around the geo-belt.

Looks like launch targeting 09 October 2021.

I doubt that is for USSF-52

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - NET October 2021
« Reply #72 on: 05/13/2021 10:51 am »
But isn't the super-sync deployment more in line with USSF-52 than USSF-44, which is going direct to GEO?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - 2022
« Reply #73 on: 05/19/2021 04:57 pm »
This is now scheduled for 2022.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - 39A - 2022
« Reply #74 on: 05/19/2021 09:24 pm »


At 33:33 he says a FH is already planned for side booster reuse, in a response to a question. He didnít specify which one.

Edit: Around 39:20 he confirms the slip for USSF-52
« Last Edit: 05/19/2021 09:34 pm by Jansen »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - KSC LC-39A - early 2022
« Reply #75 on: 06/07/2021 10:53 pm »
Cross-post:
Multiple USA launch updates from SFN Launch Schedule, updated June 7

Falcon Heavy / USSF-52
Launch date: Early 2022
Launch time: TBD
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - KSC LC-39A - early 2022
« Reply #76 on: 08/21/2021 02:31 am »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1428864787702849542?s=19

The U.S. Air Force awards SpaceX with a $19.2 million modification to its AFSPC-52 mission contract, due to ďa change in the contract requirements.Ē

The original launch award was worth $130 million, bringing the total now to $149.2 million. https://t.co/k3b3jxMqy2 https://t.co/dmtXSFJFGI


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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - KSC LC-39A - early 2022
« Reply #77 on: 10/04/2021 06:38 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/10/04/payload-issue-delays-spacexs-next-falcon-heavy-launch-to-early-2022/

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The Space Systems Command spokesperson said the USSF-52 mission, the next national security launch on a Falcon Heavy, is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - KSC LC-39A - NET June 2022
« Reply #78 on: 02/27/2022 11:30 pm »
Cross-post:
With JRTI back in the que. The FH mission can go forward if the payload is ready. But once you get past the mid Mar for a launch date. All of the Crew Dragon and cargo Dragon flights one right after another would mean that it is either now (after the 3 Mar flight) or mid to late May.

Is there info as to if the payload is ready or not?
USSF-44 is not happening until next quarter [Q2 2022] at the earliest.

Assuming USSF-52 still follows USSF-44, it would now be NET June [2022]?

How long is a Falcon Heavy launch campaign?
Edit: 40 days from Crew DM1 to Arabsat-6A, in 2019, is the minimum thus far.
I assume/hope it will take less time now?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy - USSF-52 - KSC LC-39A - NET June 2022
« Reply #79 on: 02/28/2022 04:04 pm »
Cross-post:
With JRTI back in the que. The FH mission can go forward if the payload is ready. But once you get past the mid Mar for a launch date. All of the Crew Dragon and cargo Dragon flights one right after another would mean that it is either now (after the 3 Mar flight) or mid to late May.

Is there info as to if the payload is ready or not?
USSF-44 is not happening until next quarter [Q2 2022] at the earliest.

Assuming USSF-52 still follows USSF-44, it would now be NET June [2022]?

How long is a Falcon Heavy launch campaign?
Edit: 40 days from Crew DM1 to Arabsat-6A, in 2019, is the minimum thus far.
I assume/hope it will take less time now?

This contradicts the “next national security launch” statement from October.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/10/04/payload-issue-delays-spacexs-next-falcon-heavy-launch-to-early-2022/

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The Space Systems Command spokesperson said the USSF-52 mission, the next national security launch on a Falcon Heavy, is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.

From where was it learned that the order has been reversed?
« Last Edit: 02/28/2022 04:11 pm by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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