Author Topic: SpaceX FH : Jupiter 3/EchoStar 24 : KSC LC-39A : NET 28/29 July 2023 (03:04 UTC)  (Read 108517 times)

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Re: SpaceX FH : Jupiter 3 : KSC LC-39A : NET July 2023
« Reply #60 on: 06/30/2023 08:45 pm »
do we know if this will be supersynch.
i would guess it is because its landing boosters on droneships with expendable center core.
given falcon  9 can do 8300kg to gto expendable and center core is being expended on this heavy I assume 8300kg can go farther

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Re: SpaceX FH : Jupiter 3 : KSC LC-39A : NET July 2023
« Reply #61 on: 06/30/2023 11:40 pm »
do we know if this will be supersynch.
i would guess it is because its landing boosters on droneships with expendable center core.
given falcon  9 can do 8300kg to gto expendable and center core is being expended on this heavy I assume 8300kg can go farther

Possibly.

Or, if Stage 2 gets fitted with the Mission Extension Kit (gray band around the RP-1 section), it can make the 5 hour, 15 minute coast to apogee at geosynchronous altitude and conduct a third M-Vac burn to raise the perigee and reduce the orbital inclination significantly.

My best hope is Stage 2 using up all of its propellant during a potential third burn rather than a Guidance-Commanded Shutdown. That way, EchoStar 24/Jupiter 3 will be placed closer to its final orbit.
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Re: SpaceX FH : Jupiter 3 : KSC LC-39A : NET July 2023
« Reply #62 on: 07/01/2023 12:38 am »
NextSpaceflight (Update June 30th/July 1st)
Launch NET 24 July 2023, at 03:04 UTC
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6944
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Re: SpaceX FH : Jupiter 3 : KSC LC-39A : NET July 2023
« Reply #63 on: 07/01/2023 06:14 am »
Launch NET 24 July 2023, at 03:04 UTC

Will B1073 be ready for flight by that date?

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https://advanced-television.com/2023/07/03/jupiter-3-preps-for-launch/
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SpaceX is currently scheduling July 31st for launch, subject to the usual weather considerations.

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Cross-post:
In the latest flyover video of the Kennedy space center from NasaSpaceFlight:
[YT video]
They note that pad 39A is being reconfigured for falcon heavy. The video is from [June] the 23rd but on this day we also got news that USSF-52 was pushed to September. The next falcon heavy should therefore be Jupiter-3, but that has a NET for the 8th of august, so have they stopped reconfiguring pad 39A confirming that USSF-52 indeed has been pushed?
I assume the pad is and will stay configured for Falcon Heavy for this launch.
No slipping a F9 launch in the coming days?
« Last Edit: 07/05/2023 11:48 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Cross-post:
In the latest flyover video of the Kennedy space center from NasaSpaceFlight:
[YT video]
They note that pad 39A is being reconfigured for falcon heavy. The video is from [June] the 23rd but on this day we also got news that USSF-52 was pushed to September. The next falcon heavy should therefore be Jupiter-3, but that has a NET for the 8th of august, so have they stopped reconfiguring pad 39A confirming that USSF-52 indeed has been pushed?
I assume the pad is and will stay configured for Falcon Heavy for this launch.
No slipping a F9 launch in the coming days?

There is no droneship to support any Falcon 9 launch from 39A and I do not expect any Falcon 9 from 39A until Crew-7. After that it'll be Falcon Heavy again with Psyche.

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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6944 changed back to
Mon Jul 24, 2023 03:34 BST

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twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1679979852219179011

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SpaceX is set to attempt dual droneship landings of two Falcon Heavy side boosters - for the very first time - during the upcoming Jupiter 3 mission!!😲

The center core will be expended. All previous Falcon Heavy missions have had side booster RTLS or expend.

Here's a sketch:

https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1679979854182096900

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FCC permit with listing of two droneships simultaneously positioned 627km downrange

https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=current&application_seq=124435&RequestTimeout=1000

https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1679980917341945856
« Last Edit: 07/14/2023 10:28 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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SpaceX is set to attempt dual drone-ship landings of two Falcon Heavy side boosters - for the very first time - during the upcoming Jupiter 3 mission!!😲

The center core will be expended. All previous Falcon Heavy missions have had side booster RTLS or expend.

Here's a video of what could be:  (NO SOUND)

« Last Edit: 07/15/2023 02:34 am by catdlr »
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Hi everyone,

I am a French student that is doing an internship abroad in the US and i would really like to see the launch from the falcon heavy. I don't really know how to plan it but it's not a big deal. I would just like to know if you guys know WHEN should i buy the tickets for the plane and everything, to avoid as much as possible a report (I think that spacex should tell us , but i don't know where to check that except on their twitter account lol)

Thank you and btw i've smoothed a little bit the transition of that picture to make it look better  ;)


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https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
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Falcon Heavy will launch the Jupiter 3 / Echostar XXIV communication satellite from pad 39A on late July TBD, around 11:04 p.m. EDT.

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The Transporter-Erector is currently still horizontal at LC-39A and has not yet picked up the reaction frame. (NSF Spacecoast Live View from before sunset)

Based on the timeline of ViaSat-3 Americas (corrected for all the delays), it appears that SpaceX is running significantly behind schedule in order to make a July 24th UTC launch. This makes the earlier reported July 31st target much more likely, especially since it appears SpaceX will launch Starlink Group 6-6 from SLC-40 on July 22nd, which requires a droneship.



Ben Cooper: (Updated July 15th)
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on late July TBD. A Falcon Heavy will launch the Jupiter 3 / Echostar XXIV communication satellite from pad 39A on late July TBD, around 11:04 p.m. EDT.



See the calculated times for pre-launch milestones below: (both for July 24th and July 31st launches)
« Last Edit: 07/17/2023 09:32 am by GewoonLukas_ »
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6944

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Launch date is TBD, may slip beyond Crew-7

NGA for 6-6 issued might the reason or maybe there is more to support this.

Changing pad back to crew config then back to FH config - ouch!
« Last Edit: 07/17/2023 01:16 pm by crandles57 »

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Can we get EchoStar 24 added to the title.  That is the more common name.

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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6944

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Launch date is TBD, may slip beyond Crew-7

NGA for 6-6 issued might the reason or maybe there is more to support this.

Changing pad back to crew config then back to FH config - ouch!

Curious, this TBD note has gone and returned to 24th July 02:34. Could they expend booster on 6-6 (1062.15 maybe)? Has droneship left for 6-6 yet?

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NGA Rocket Launching notice.

Quote from: NGA
190909Z JUL 23
NAVAREA IV 810/23(11,25,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   240234Z TO 240541Z JUL, ALTERNATE
   0234Z TO 0541Z DAILY 25 THRU 30 JUL
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-40.02N 080-38.40W, 28-40.00N 079-54.00W,
      28-38.00N 079-05.00W, 28-35.00N 079-05.00W,
      28-26.00N 080-14.00W, 28-25.00N 080-33.00W,
      28-26.18N 080-33.86W.
   B. 28-29.83N 077-37.70W, 28-38.34N 077-37.68W,
      28-40.66N 076-40.59W, 28-30.60N 076-40.40W.
   C. 28-01.00N 067-46.00W, 27-59.00N 064-57.00W,
      27-50.00N 064-33.00W, 27-38.00N 064-30.00W,
      27-27.00N 064-40.00W, 27-23.00N 065-04.00W,
      27-53.00N 067-46.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 300641Z JUL 23.//

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Nextspaceflight has updated from landings at ASOG/JRTI to LZ-1 and LZ-2.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6944
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Nextspaceflight has updated from landings at ASOG/JRTI to LZ-1 and LZ-2.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6944

This seems like a significant change, this launch seems unusually confusing.

Wildly optimistic prediction, Superheavy recovery on IFT-4 or IFT-5 (Welp a little early on IFT-4, but still have a shot at 5)

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Nextspaceflight has updated from landings at ASOG/JRTI to LZ-1 and LZ-2.

https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6944

This seems like a significant change, this launch seems unusually confusing.



Maybe they need both drone ships for continuous Starlink launches.
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