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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPower 5/6 : CCSFS SLC-40 : November 2023
« Reply #40 on: 10/09/2023 11:12 pm »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated October 9:
Launch November 2023
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPower 5/6 : CCSFS SLC-40 : November 2023
« Reply #41 on: 10/15/2023 10:32 am »
Ben Cooper (Updated October 13th):
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A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on October 25. A Falcon 9 will launch the mPOWER-C internet satellites for SES from pad 40 on late October TBD, in the evening EDT.
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NextSpaceflight (Updated October 17th)
Launch NET October 28th, 2023, at 21:07 UTC
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6943
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NextSpaceflight (Updated August 13th)
Launch NET August 27th, 2023
NextSpaceflight (Updated August 17th)
Launch NET 27 August 2023, 21:04 UTC
NextSpaceflight (Updated August 21/22)
Launch NET October / Q4 2023
NextSpaceflight (Updated September 24th)
Launch NET October 22nd, 2023
NextSpaceflight (Updated October 9th)
Launch NET December 2023
SFN Launch Schedule, updated October 9:
Launch November 2023
NextSpaceflight (Updated October 17th)
Launch NET October 28th, 2023, at 21:07 UTC

The Wiki page is long, but still does not include delivery of the spacecraft.
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NextSpaceflight (Updated October 17th)
Launch NET October 28th, 2023, at 21:07 UTC
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6943

Well Ben Cooper once listed this as occurring in late October, as indicated above, but it looks like this got delayed back to November again:

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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on October 21 at 10:23 p.m. EDT or later. A Falcon 9 will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on late October. A Falcon 9 will launch the CRS-29 resupply mission to the ISS from pad 39A on November 5 at 10:01 p.m. EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. A Falcon 9 will launch the mPOWER-C internet satellites for SES from pad 40 on November, in the late afternoon EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch the NOVA-C commercial lunar lander for Intuitive Machines & NASA from pad 39A on mid-November.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : O3b mPower 5/6 : CCSFS SLC-40 : November 2023
« Reply #45 on: 10/19/2023 09:57 am »
NextSpaceflight (Updated October 19th)
Launch NET November 9th, 2023, at 22:00 UTC
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6943
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back to unspecific

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6943
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O3b mPOWER 5 & 6
Launch Time
NET November, 2023
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Cross-post:
NextSpaceflight, updated October 28:
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O3b mPOWER 5 & 6
Launch Time
Sat Nov 11, 2023 22:08 GMT
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YTD 2023 RESULT
31 October 2023

Update on O3b mPOWER
SES confirms the planned launch of O3b mPOWER satellites 5 and 6 in early November 2023, from which commercial services are expected to begin from early Q2 2024.

Over the past few months, an increased number of sporadic power module switch offs have been observed during O3b mPOWER operations in space, including a few non-recoverable events. After a comprehensive investigation where the causes were identified by Boeing and SES, mitigations for these events will be put in place for the initial satellites that include updated operational procedures and leveraging elements of the constellation in a resilient configuration, which will enable the expected high-performance services to customers.

With the operations of this initial O3b mPOWER constellation, in combination with the existing O3b MEO constellation, SES expects it can support its currently signed O3b mPOWER customers, as well as future customers and market growth.

It has been determined that the anticipated operational life and available capacity of the initial O3b mPOWER satellites will be significantly lower than previously expected. SES has secured firm commitments from Boeing and both companies are closely collaborating to deliver the full lifecycle capabilities of the constellation. SES and Boeing plan to upgrade 5 of the remaining satellites (7-11) already under manufacture and add 2 additional satellites into the constellation. The additional investment associated with this plan is expected to be fully covered within SES’s existing committed CapEx envelope, including supplier concessions

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TLDR:
Launch of O3b mPOWER 5 & 6 is scheduled for Early-November. Operational life and capacity from the initial satellites will be significantly lower than expected due to the power-module issue. O3b mPOWER 7 through 11 will be upgraded to ensure the full lifecycle capabilities of the constellation. Boeing will also manufacture an additional 2 satellites (O3b mPOWER 12 & 13)

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Updated launch schedule for remaining O3b mPOWER satellites:
O3b mPOWER 5 & 6: Early-November
O3b mPOWER 7 & 8: H2 2024
O3b mPOWER 9, 10 & 11: 2025
O3b mPOWER 12 & 13: 2026
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Operational life and capacity from O3b mPOWER 1 through 4 will be significantly lower than expected due to the power-module issue

1-4 or 1-6?

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Operational life and capacity from O3b mPOWER 1 through 4 will be significantly lower than expected due to the power-module issue

1-4 or 1-6?

1-4.
5-6 have some fixes.

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I don't think 5-6 actually have many fixes.  Still need to listen to the earnings call later.


https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1719386904276226050
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.@SES_Satellites: We 'reshaped' 11-satellite O3b mPower contract w/ @BoeingSpace following degraded performance/life span of 1st 6 mPower sats. Boeing will take part in financing rework of sats 7-11, and production of 2 additional sats. Insurance claim TBD.https://bit.ly/3Qii07R
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TLDR:
Operational life and capacity from O3b mPOWER 1 through 4 will be significantly lower than expected due to the power-module issue

1-4 or 1-6?

Unclear from the press release (I updated the original post), but that Tweet from Peter does make it sound like they don't have any significant improvements. I guess they are just launching them to be able to launch initial service?
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I think they said NET Nov. 12 for the launch (earnings call audio has a bit of an echo and the speakers have a bit of an accent)

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https://spacenews.com/ses-says-o3b-mpower-electrical-issues-are-worse-than-thought/
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Boeing recently disclosed $315 million of losses on a satellite contract to meet life cycle commitments for an undisclosed customer. A source close to Boeing confirmed SES is this customer.

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I don't think 5-6 actually have many fixes.  Still need to listen to the earnings call later.

In that case, why were they delayed ?  ???
And I didn't say many fixes ;)
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I think they said NET Nov. 12 for the launch (earnings call audio has a bit of an echo and the speakers have a bit of an accent)

Confirmed by Spaceflight Now:

November 12 Falcon 9 • O3b mPOWER 5 & 6

https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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Is it 22:08 UTC or 21:08 UTC?
I am seeing 21:08 GMT at nextspaceflight

Cooper says "November 12 at 4:08 p.m. EST"

GMT=UTC and EST is GMT-5 I think.
Thise seem to agree on 21:08 UTC but this thread says 22:08
« Last Edit: 11/01/2023 09:14 pm by crandles57 »

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Is it 22:08 UTC or 21:08 UTC?
I am seeing 21:08 GMT at nextspaceflight

Cooper says "November 12 at 4:08 p.m. EST"

GMT=UTC and EST is GMT-5 I think.
Thise seem to agree on 21:08 UTC but this thread says 22:08

Until recently NextSpaceflight said 22:08 UTC. The topic launch time probably came from that.

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Ben Cooper (Updated November 3st) my bold:
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A Falcon 9 will launch the mPOWER-C internet satellites for SES from pad 40 on November 12 at 4:08 p.m. EST. The launch window stretches 89 minutes.
https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
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