Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : WorldView Legion Flight 1 : VSFB SLC-4E : 2 May 2024 (18:36 UTC)  (Read 79409 times)

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FIRST TWO WORLDVIEW LEGION SPACECRAFT PERFORMING WELL AFTER LAUNCH
05/02/2024

Maxar Intelligence, provider of secure, precise geospatial intelligence, today confirmed the first two WorldView Legion satellites are performing well after being launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket earlier today from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

Shortly after launch, the satellites deployed their solar arrays and began receiving and sending signals. These satellites will undergo commissioning, and Maxar Intelligence expects first images from the spacecraft later this spring.

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Worldview Legion 1 and 2 cataloged in 516 x 521 km x 97.6 deg, 10:15 LDTN sun-synchronous orbit after launch from Vandenberg on a Falcon 9

Orbit path consistent with deorbit of stage 2 in the preannounced NOTAM area S of Alaska at about 2016 UTC at end of first orbit.
« Last Edit: 05/02/2024 11:16 pm by gongora »

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Ground base video of launch provided by our friend in San Barbara, olivervision.  Due to clouds and launch trajectory, the launch was obscured.  But great bird chirping.

« Last Edit: 05/03/2024 06:45 pm by catdlr »
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