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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #661 on: 01/04/2020 08:29 pm »
Launch Alert
4:58 PM Dec 22, 2019
                            LAUNCH ALERT
                              Brian Webb
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                2019 December 22 (Sunday) 16:41 PST
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                   VANDENBERG AFB LAUNCH SCHEDULE
         All launch dates and times are subject to change.

                     Launch
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  Date              (PST/PDT)               Vehicle          Pad/Silo
--------        -----------------        -------------       --------

MAR             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch the SmallSat Rideshare Mission 1

OCT             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch the SmallSat Rideshare Mission 9

NOV             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch the Sentinel 6A (Jason-CS) satellite

DEC             Unknown                  Falcon 9            SLC-4E
Vehicle will launch the SmallSat Rideshare Mission 11

The above schedule is a composite of unclassified information
approved for public release from government, industry, and other
sources. It represents the Editor's best effort to produce a schedule,
but may disagree with other sources. Details on military launches are
withheld until they are approved for public release. For official
information regarding Vandenberg AFB activities, go to
http://www.vandenberg.af.mil
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All launch dates and times are given in Pacific Time using a 24-hour
format similar to military time (midnight = 00:00, 1:00 p.m. = 13:00,
11:00 p.m. = 23:00, etc.).

The dates and times in this schedule may not agree with those on other
online launch schedules, including the official Vandenberg AFB
schedule because different sources were used, the information was
interpreted differently, and the schedules were updated at different
times.

NET: No earlier than
TBD: To be determined
PDT: Pacific Daylight Time
PST: Pacific Standard Time
SLC: Space Launch Complex

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Regardless of whether the SpaceX Small Rideshare Mission 1 will fly from VAFB in October,  the list also includes the SpaceX Rideshare Mission 9 in October. That means 7 other Rideshare launches are planned the intervening ~6 months.
Then at least two more before the end of 2020
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #662 on: 01/04/2020 08:50 pm »
The rideshare Mission 1 is the SAOCOM-1B launch.  The next bunch of missions are Starlink launches.  The first dedicated mission should be one of the Q4 flights.

Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #663 on: 01/22/2020 09:17 pm »
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html

Next 4 launches as per Ben Cooper:

Starlink-3: January 24 (B1051.3)
Starlink-4: Early February (??)
Starlink-5: Mid February (??) (one of these two Starlink missions might be B1048.5 as per NSF article)
CRS-20: March 1 (B1059.2?)

« Last Edit: 01/22/2020 09:20 pm by LandingZone-1 »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #664 on: 01/23/2020 05:00 pm »
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Nilesat partners with SpaceX to launch Nilesat-301 satellite in 2022
by Staff Reporter   January 22, 2020 

Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with Nilesat-201 to provide Ku-band services for the Middle East and North Africa.

Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat has partnered with SpaceX for the launch of Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite due in 2022. A contract was sealed between Nilesat and SpaceX in Cairo on Tuesday, the first cooperation between the two companies.

https://www.broadcastprome.com/news/satellite/nilesat-partners-with-spacex-to-launch-nilesat-301-satellite-in-2022/
« Last Edit: 01/23/2020 05:02 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #665 on: 01/30/2020 01:49 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/10/02/intuitive-machines-selects-spacex-to-launch-commercial-lunar-lander/

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Intuitive Machines confirmed plans Wednesday to launch a commercial lunar lander aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Space Coast in 2021 on a mission to deliver multiple payloads to the moon, including up to five science instruments for NASA.

The Houston-based company’s first robotic Nova-C lander will carry up to 220 pounds, or 100 kilograms, of payloads to the moon’s surface. Launch and landing are scheduled for July 2021, according to Trent Martin, vice president of aerospace systems at Intuitive Machines.

...

The Nova-C lander will likely launch on a rideshare mission with other spacecraft on the same Falcon 9 rocket, Martin said.

“They don’t specify it in that way, but essentially, we’re a primary (payload),” Martin said. “The reason it’s a rideshare is we weigh 1,700 kilograms (about 3,750 pounds), so they have remaining mass available.”

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“Depending on their rideshare, they could have someone that goes to GTO and we can do our own TLI, or there’s a possibility they could throw us (directly toward the moon), so we’re protecting for both,” Martin said Wednesday.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #666 on: 01/31/2020 07:26 am »
In the Third Row Tesla Podcast Part 2 Elon mentions an upcoming retrograde launch. Any idea what that would be?
Link here:

« Last Edit: 01/31/2020 07:27 am by spider_best9 »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #667 on: 01/31/2020 07:54 am »
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In the Third Row Tesla Podcast Part 2 Elon mentions an upcoming retrograde launch. Any idea what that would be?

Likely he's talking about SAOCOM 1B (NET March 2020). It goes to SSO, which is *slightly* retrograde.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #668 on: 01/31/2020 12:12 pm »
Updated "FPIP"

Well it's not exactly an update, it's more like
"How it would look like if SpaceX launch everything form the same pad with 10-15 day intervals"
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #669 on: 01/31/2020 12:13 pm »
"How it would look like if SpaceX launch everything form the same pad with 10-15 day intervals"

Starting with Starlink v1-5, SpaceX can launch Starlink missions from both SLC-40 and LC-39A. See here.
« Last Edit: 01/31/2020 12:14 pm by scr00chy »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #670 on: 02/01/2020 09:32 am »
« Last Edit: 02/01/2020 09:35 am by PM3 »
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #671 on: 02/01/2020 10:05 pm »
A proposal for new Starlink payload identifying format.

Starlink-X[absolute mission number as SpaceX referenced the last mission] vN.M F[flight]Y[the flight number for this version]

This format gives all the relevant information: absolute count, version and flight for that version.

So first entry would be:
Starlink-1 v0.9 F1

Recent flight entry would be:
Starlink-4 v1.0 F3


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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #672 on: 02/06/2020 11:34 pm »
It seems Momentus moved their payload from a Starlink rideshare to the December SSO rideshare.

Aurora to test deorbit tether on Momentus mission
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Finnish startup Aurora Propulsion Technologies signed a contract at the SmallSat Symposium to fly a deorbiting technology demonstration on a Momentus Space Vigoride mission.

Aurora plans to send a 1.5-unit cubesat into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December 2020 before riding with Momentus’ Vigoride service to sun-synchronous orbit.
« Last Edit: 02/06/2020 11:35 pm by gongora »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #673 on: 02/07/2020 12:13 am »
It seems Momentus moved their payload from a Starlink rideshare to the December SSO rideshare.
Why do you think they were planning on launching with Starlink? I was under the impression it was always intended to launch on the first dedicated mission.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #674 on: 02/07/2020 12:27 am »
Their initial FCC filing described a Starlink launch (220x380km orbit in May 2020).  They've since withdrawn that application, I assume they'll refile in the near future.
« Last Edit: 02/07/2020 12:28 am by gongora »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #675 on: 02/14/2020 05:59 pm »
Valentine's day update.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #676 on: 02/18/2020 05:52 pm »
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ELaNa 35
Date: October 20, 2020
Mission:  Space X-21 – Falcon 9, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed

    PTD-1 - NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #677 on: 02/23/2020 06:15 pm »
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2020-late (NET)   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-5   MEO   4400   C
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2021   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-6   MEO   4400   C

These two starts are not in the SpaceX launch manifest.
Are these just options?

https://www.spacex.com/missions

Tried to search the forum. The search is annoying.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #678 on: 02/23/2020 06:26 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #679 on: 02/23/2020 06:30 pm »
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2020-late (NET)   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-5   MEO   4400   C
...
2021   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-6   MEO   4400   C

These two starts are not in the SpaceX launch manifest.
Are these just options?

https://www.spacex.com/missions

Tried to search the forum. The search is annoying.

It's hard to tell what's actually been exercised.  The contract value mysteriously increased by $90M at some point early on, and currently it shows $193M of $387M being obligated.  The GPS III-5 launch is supposed to be late this year and they haven't awarded it to anyone else.  I'm assuming both of those options are being exercised just based on their subsequent behavior.

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