Peter B. de Selding – @pbdesSpaceX manifest: Round & round it goes, where it stops... EchoStar-23 is latest customer said to be maneuvering for F9 return-to-flight slot
3 cores in the LC-39A HIF as of Nov 18th:https://www.instagram.com/p/BM9Li25gw7A/(put this in the wrong thread originally! )
Old cores at 39A are off-topic for this thread.
Quote from: gongora on 11/22/2016 04:01 pmOld cores at 39A are off-topic for this thread.If they use one for launch pad fit checks prior to the maiden launch (likely EchoStar 23), would that still be off topic?
Do we know that the next core to go up at McGregor will be for this flight?
File Number: 1526-EX-ST-2016 Granted: Nov. 29, 2016Purpose Of Operation:Pre-launch checkout of TTC links for commercial payload mission, including operation of thefairing re-rad system, prior to flight.Station LocationsKennedy Space Center, FL - NL 28-36-29; WL 80-36-14; MOBILE: In the PPF on TitanIII Rd and at LC-39a, within 4 km, centered around NL 28-36-29; WL 80-36-14
What is a fairing re-rad system?
Allows spacecraft RF communications with ground support for testing purposes without fairing blocking the signals. Not used in flight.
What about FCC authorizations for first-stage recovery operation? It is not issued for this flight.