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Any new news, particularly regarding the shipment of the first two satellites to Florida?
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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
WorldView Legion satellites update
The first two WorldView Legion satellites have completed environmental testing and are essentially ready for the first launch
from a hardware perspective. However, in July 2022, we encountered delays during software validation and testing, which led
to further delays from our expected timetable. We are continuing with the software validation process, and now estimate the
first launch of the WorldView Legion satellites to be in the fourth quarter of 2022 assuming no major issues arise. The second
launch of the WorldView Legion satellites is now expected to be approximately two months after the first launch.

https://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0001121142/e79b5df8-e383-47dd-b350-a1bbc58be3f8.pdf

That is todays 10-Q. Good time to ask ;)
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Cross-post:
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1557401891453247488
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@Maxar 1st Legion sats delayed to Q4 on software issues; no Legion rev in 2022; co hopes to catch w/ more closely spaced @SpaceX Legion launches; @SemperCitiusSDA contract w/ @L3HarrisTech for 14 sat buses is 1st payoff for proliferated LEO investment.https://bit.ly/3BWpt7e [Aug 10]
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Any updates on Legion 1-2 from Cape Canaveral? Latest public statement from MAXR was end of Q4 2022?
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Any updates on Legion 1-2 from Cape Canaveral? Latest public statement from MAXR was end of Q4 2022?

I split/merged your post to the relevant launch thread.

Apparently, there is no new news, but sometimes a well-timed question shakes loose an answer.

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Belated cross-post:
NextSpaceFlight, updated October 1:
NET December

Any updates on Legion 1-2 from Cape Canaveral? Latest public statement from MAXR was end of Q4 2022?
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You are a little early asking this time. Quarterly report expected 5pm ET today.  ;)

Last quarterly report said
"now estimate the first launch of the WorldView Legion satellites to be in the fourth quarter of 2022 assuming no major issues arise. The second launch of the WorldView Legion satellites is now expected to be approximately two months after the first launch."
Less official lines indicated late 2022 for first launch.

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NextSpaceFlight, updated December 22:
NET February 2023
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NextSpaceflight (Updated February 7th)
Launch NET March 2023
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/107


Sounds to me like this is gonna be "NET Next Month", until it suddenly isn't
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Sounds to me like this is gonna be "NET Next Month", until it suddenly isn't

yep

Could this FCC App be for WorldView 1?

0131-EX-ST-2023
Mission 1860
RTLS from Florida NET late February (O3B Flight 2?)

No ASDS listed, but app states "SpaceX Mission 1860 (RTLS option)".  I've never seen that before.
Also, it states "This application uses information from previous grant 1955-EX-ST-2022", which was OneWeb 2.  OneWeb 2 "used information from" OneWeb 1, so decent chance this is OneWeb 3.

Follow up FCC app with same Mission #

0136-EX-ST-2023
Mission 1860 (downrange droneship landing option), SLC-40 or LC-39A
Operation Start Date 2023 Feb 24 (same as 0131-EX-ST-2023)
ASDS North 23 39 28  West 79 16 30 (southeast polar orbit landing approx 550km downrange)
"Uses information from" 0788-EX-ST-2022 (aka. USA 328-331 + Globalstar FM15).  Maybe some Starshield sats?  Any ideas?

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Sounds to me like this is gonna be "NET Next Month", until it suddenly isn't

yep

This would seem to agree too.

https://s22.q4cdn.com/683266634/files/doc_financials/2022/q4/MaxarTechnologiesInc_20230222_10-K-(FY-2022).pdf
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WorldView Legion satellites update
Due to our pending Merger Agreement, we are no longer providing forward-looking updates on the timing of the
launches of our WorldView Legion satellites. We are continuing integration testing for the WorldView Legion
satellites, and launch of the satellites will occur following completion of that process. As previously disclosed in our
public filings, and as more completely described in the Merger Agreement, no effect relating to or arising from the
Company’s WorldView Legion satellite program can constitute or contribute to a material adverse effect, and the
Closing is not conditioned on the absence of any such effect or the success of the WorldView Legion program.
[Signatures dated Feb 22]
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Re: SpaceX F9 : WorldView Legion Flight 1 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 2023
« Reply #53 on: 03/21/2023 05:31 pm »
SpaceflightNow (Updated March 21)
Launch NET April
Launch site moved from Cape Canaveral to Vandenberg

Could it finally be happening?

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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Re: SpaceX F9 : WorldView Legion Flight 1 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 2023
« Reply #54 on: 03/27/2023 09:38 am »
SpaceflightNow (Updated March 21)
Launch NET April
Launch site moved from Cape Canaveral to Vandenberg

Could it finally be happening?

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

Back to SLC-40 again, but still listed for April:

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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SpaceflightNow (Updated March 21)
Launch NET April
Launch site moved from Cape Canaveral to Vandenberg

Could it finally be happening?

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

Back to SLC-40 again, but still listed for April:

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

This entry is a copy/paste from the O3B launch just upwards, Cape mention seems to be a mistake linked with this.

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The next piece of news towards launch should be shipping the satellites to Vandenberg. 🛰 🛰

Edit/add: Estimate of satellite mass?

First stage landing at LZ-4?
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/107

now says June 2023 with est of 1500kg mass

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