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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #920 on: 09/13/2022 02:18 pm »
There are mentions of a third Eutelsat launch this year (after Hotbird 13G and Hotbird 13F).

https://twitter.com/Alexphysics13/status/1569671606481391616

It might be Eutelsat 10B:

https://twitter.com/GewoonLukas_/status/1569679211727552512
« Last Edit: 09/13/2022 02:18 pm by scr00chy »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #921 on: 09/16/2022 03:58 pm »
didn't find this here yet,
or overlooked?
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The Norweigan government, through Space Norway, has ordered its first 300 kg MicroSAR satellite from British company Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to start work on a radar satellite system for maritime surveillance.

The order, announced by SSTL on 26 August, is for MicroSAR, a satellite system used to detect relatively small vessels in large areas. Space Norway plans to launch the first MicroSAR into a 600-km polar low Earth orbit in early 2025 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 ride-share mission.
Source: https://www.seradata.com/space-norway-orders-sstl-microsar-to-develop-maritime-radar-satellite-system/

https://www.sstl.co.uk/media-hub/latest-news/2022/space-norway-is-building-a-radar-satellite-system-for-real-time-maritime-surveillance

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #922 on: 09/21/2022 01:55 am »
ARABSAT AND SPACEX SIGN CONTRACT TO LAUNCH 7A SATELLITE, FALCON 9 WILL CARRY ARABSAT 7A TO ITS ORBITAL POSITION 30.5 EAST

September 19 2022
Arabsat and SpaceX sign contract to launch 7A satellite, Falcon 9 will carry Arabsat 7A to its orbital position 30.5 East
Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) announced today that it has selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch its new satellite, Arabsat 7A. Arabsat 7A is the first Arabsat 7th generation satellite and is considered one of the latest satellite technologies in terms of manufacturing, payload, efficiency of performance, and coverage flexibility. This announcement marks the third time that Arabsat has selected SpaceX for launch: first in 2019 with Falcon Heavy’s launch of Arabsat and SpaceX will also launch Arabsat’s BADR-8 satellite on Falcon 9 next year.

Al-Hamedi Al-Anezi, CEO of Arabsat, said, "We value our work with SpaceX. The signing of this agreement is an extension of the trusted relationship with SpaceX that has been built over the past few years since the launch of Arabsat 6A. Arabsat 7A will be one of Arabsat’s first software-defined payload satellites, offering high throughput Ku-band capacity to help Arabsat expand its services into several verticals to enhance its portfolio of products and solutions over the Middle East, Africa and beyond, to parts of Europe.”

“We’re excited to be selected for our third Arabsat launch,” said SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero. “Having worked together on the Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat 6A and the upcoming launch of BADR-8, our work with Arabsat is a testament to our Falcon fleet’s reliability and safety.”

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #923 on: 10/12/2022 12:34 pm »
https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1580174983464357888

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SpaceX is flying a second private Starship mission around the Moon, and Dennis and Akiko Tito are its first customers.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/10/spacex-announces-a-second-private-flight-to-the-moon-aboard-starship/

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The Titos announced Wednesday that they purchased two of a dozen seats on a second SpaceX circumlunar flight around the Moon later this decade.

The other 10 seats are currently unsold.
« Last Edit: 10/12/2022 12:39 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #924 on: 10/13/2022 04:44 pm »
Shouldn't the iSpace flight be on the Manifest for Nov 9-15?
https://ispace-inc.com/news/?p=2370

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ispace Announces HAKUTO-R Mission 1 Launch Window for November 9 – 15, 2022
12 Oct, 2022

Key Updates Released, Company Grows to More than 200 employees

TOKYO—October 12, 2022 —ispace, inc. (ispace), a global lunar exploration company with its headquarters in Japan and regional offices in the United States and Europe, announced today that it currently plans to launch its Mission1 (M1) lunar lander, part of the HAKUTO-R program, in a target window of November 9 – 15, 2022 at the earliest.

The launch is set to occur on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Upon its deployment from the rocket, the M1 lander will then carry multiple commercial and government payloads including two rovers to the surface of the Moon.

“When we participated in the Google Lunar XPRIZE we had about 20 employees, but now we’ve grown to more than 200 in Japan, the United States and Europe, each working every day with the ispace vision to achieve success. We are focused on each of our missions, but now that the launch window has been set for M1 we are ready for the challenge along with our HAKUTO-R partners,” said Takeshi Hakamada, Founder, Representative Director, and CEO of ispace. “For me this is a milestone on the road to realizing our vision, but I am already proud of our results. I look forward to watching the launch alongside all of our employees and those who have supported us.”

In addition to the launch window announcement, ispace released the following updates:

●  As of September 2022, the final functional testing of the flight model at the IABG mbH Space Centre in Germany has been completed. The lander is now being prepared for transport to the launch site in Florida.

●  In August 2022, ispace welcomed its 200th The total number of employees across its three offices in Japan, Luxembourg, and the United States now exceeds 200.

●  After launch, M1 will be operated from the HAKUTO-R Mission Control Center (MCC) located in Tokyo’s central business district, Nihonbashi. The MCC will monitor the lander’s attitude, temperature, and other conditions, send commands and data to the lander, and receive images and video data during transit to the Moon as well as from the lunar surface.

●  M1 will utilize a ground station network of the European Space Agency (ESA). The ESA’s Tracking Station Network (ESTRACK) is operated from the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. M1 will use five of the ESTRACK network’s antennas across three continents, located in Kourou (French Guiana), New Norcia (Western Australia), Cebreros (Spain), Malargüe (Argentina) and Goonhilly (UK).

Future Mission Updates

Mission 2 planning is currently under way. Specific details of M2 payloads will be released at a later date.

In July 2022, NASA awarded Team Draper, which includes ispace subsidiary, ispace technologies U.S., inc. (ispace US), $73 million to deliver payloads including two communication relay satellites to lunar orbit as well as a suite of scientific experiments to the lunar surface. In addition to the NASA CLPS award, ispace US expects to carry additional commercial payloads on M3 to supplement the total award. ispace is in active negotiations to fill M3 orders and beyond.

About ispace, inc. (https://ispace-inc.com/)
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #925 on: 10/13/2022 05:50 pm »
Shouldn't the iSpace flight be on the Manifest for Nov 9-15?

It is a rideshare. Various guesses it is with Eutelsat 10B but no confirmation I am aware of. If so the launch is on the schedule.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #926 on: 10/16/2022 06:36 pm »
Launch photography
https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html

16 Oct version says
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A Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the HAKUTO-R lunar lander for iSpace on November TBD. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.

So that doesn't sound like it is with Eutelsat 10B because 10B is expected to use expendable.
13G is expected to use droneship

https://spacenews.com/japanese-company-ispace-selects-spacex-for-lunar-missions/
https://ispace-inc.com/news/?p=1376
are 2 refs for Hakuto-R being a secondary payload, but they date to 2018 and 2019. Perhaps something has changed? Or maybe primary payload is something we don't know about?
« Last Edit: 10/16/2022 11:24 pm by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #927 on: 10/16/2022 06:40 pm »
Yeah now expected to take its own ride. I had consulted this a few days ago and was told it was likely to be standalone launch. Ben Cooper's description kinda sounds like standalone mission as well.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #928 on: 10/20/2022 10:53 am »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1583048671733878784

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ESA director general Josef Aschbacher confirmed at a briefing that the agency has selected Falcon 9 to launch the Euclid mission next year. Another Falcon 9 will launch the Hera asteroid mission in 2024. Vega C will launch EarthCARE in 2024.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates Thread 5
« Reply #929 on: 10/20/2022 11:32 am »
According to this, no contracts have yet been concluded with SpaceX.
First of all, the green light was given for negotiations.

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[email protected] ruling council agrees to negotiate w/ @SpaceX  for Falcon 9 launch in 2023 and 2024 of #Euclid astronomy and #Hera asteroid mission, a companion mission to @NASA #Dart. Decision was made necessary w/ removal of Russian #Soyuz from ESA-acceptable manifest.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1583049534141501440

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