Why do we think this is something before IR8? Last I saw, IR8 was NET Sept 2018 with no definitive date attached.
Another RTLS at Vandenberg, Mission 1396 NET 2018-09-25. SSO-A? I would expect RCM to have a much lower mission number.1303-EX-ST-20181305-EX-ST-2018
Does this thread need a "how to"?
Maybe something like: To see if new permits have been applied for/granted/denied/amended Go to https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/GenericSearch.cfmIn applicant name box enter "Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)" and click 'start search' button.This produces a list of permits granted/denied/updated etc.
1303-EX-ST-2018 states "This application uses information from previous grant, 1201-EX-ST-2018. This STA is necessary to authorize launch vehicle communications for SpaceX Mission 1396"
Note there is no easy way to see what which mission, " SpaceX Mission 1396" relates to. So if you want to know whether a particular mission has been granted a permit or not, then you have to follow the posts on this thread to see if that mission has been identified or not.
I sure experienced people will think all this is obvious, but maybe newbies like me might not know where to start.
This STA is intended to cover pre-launch testing for a commercial payload on mission 1392. Tests involve fairing re-rad operations at pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center. This STA is not for flight.Operation Start Date: 10/23/2018
1392-EX-ST-2018QuoteThis STA is intended to cover pre-launch testing for a commercial payload on mission 1392. Tests involve fairing re-rad operations at pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center. This STA is not for flight.Operation Start Date: 10/23/2018Es'hail 2? I don't know if that is scheduled for October but I don't even have another guess unless it's another undisclosed "commercial" NSS flight. Or the application has a typo, which does happen sometimes.
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary: This STA is intended to cover pre-launch testing for a commercial payload on mission 1385. Tests involve fairing re-rad operations at pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center. This STA is not for flight.Purpose of OperationPlease explain the purpose of operation: Pre-launch checkout of TTC links for commercial payload mission, including operation of the fairing re-rad system, prior to flight.Operation Start Date: 10/23/2018
Two new filings for mission 1385, NET October 31 from 39A (if the paperwork is correct). ASDS landing.1517-EX-ST-2018 : This STA is necessary to authorize launch vehicle communications for SpaceX Mission 1385, a commercial launch from Complex 39a, Kennedy Space Center.1518-EX-ST-2018 : North 28 21 9 West 73 52 57 Autonomous Drone Ship, within 10 nautical milesGiven the timing, if it is really launching from that pad (which I wouldn't exactly bet my life on), the most likely suspects are either DM-1 or a GTO mission to bring the pad back up after not having a launch for about six months? If it's a GTO mission I don't see anything other than Es'hail 2 on the schedule, but I also haven't seen anything else saying Es'hail 2 is ready or being transported to the Cape yet (it hasn't shown up in Volga-Dnepr's transportation filings).I'm assuming the pre-launch testing permit for mission 1392 was a mistake and it was replaced by the permit for mission 1385.
Do we know if the Crew Dragon flights require the same permits/licences as the Cargo Dragon Missions or the paperwork is managed my the NASA CCP?