Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Bandwagon 1 Rideshare : KSC LC-39A : 7 April 2024 (23:16 UTC)  (Read 25394 times)

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That's four missions that wont be launched by Rocket Lab, Bandwagon must be putting a dent in their business model.

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https://twitter.com/satellogic/status/1777309848297677244

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Launch success! 🚀Communication has been established with TSAT-1A satellite🛰️, launched into a mid-inclination orbit during the Bandwagon-1 mission on #SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

Read more about the launch and its importance in our press release: bit.ly/4aqeIIu

📷:@SpaceX

https://satellogic.com/news/press-releases/tata-advanced-systems-limited-and-satellogic-announce-tsat-1a-satellite-launch-success/

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APRIL 8, 2024

Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Satellogic Announce TSAT-1A Satellite Launch Success
Built in India, the First Sub-meter Resolution Optical Satellite Reaches Orbit

New York, NY, USA and Mumbai, India, April 8, 2024 – Tata Advanced Systems Limited (“TASL”), India’s leading private sector player for aerospace and defense solutions, and Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL) (“Satellogic”), a leader in sub-meter resolution Earth Observation (“EO”) data collection, today announced the successful deployment into space of TASL’s TSAT-1A satellite aboard the Bandwagon-1 mission, which SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, at 23:16 UTC on April 7, 2024.

TSAT-1A has been assembled in TASL’s Assembly, Integration and Testing (“AIT”) plant at its Vemagal facility in Karnataka. This achievement follows the collaboration signed between TASL and Satellogic in November 2023, leveraging Satellogic’s expertise to develop and integrate an advanced EO satellite in India and TASL’s capability to undertake complex system integration.

Sukaran Singh, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TASL, said, “This milestone shows  TASL’s commitment to the space sector. This is a first step. Our partnership with Satellogic has enabled us to deliver an assembled and tested in India, best-in-class, fully integrated sub-meter optical satellite which was launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket for the Bandwagon-1 mission. We are grateful for the support we have received from various Indian Government authorities for required permissions.”

TSAT-1A will deliver high-resolution optical satellite images with increased collection capacity, dynamic range, and low-latency delivery through its multispectral and hyperspectral capabilities.

“Congratulations to both teams on the efficient collaboration that brought TSAT-1A to life and ready for launch,” commented Emiliano Kargieman, CEO at Satellogic. “This illustrates the flexibility of Satellogic’s Space Systems program, offering governments and enterprises the ability to tailor a proven satellite model for their specific needs, and reach orbit within a favorable timeframe.”

Satellogic provided industry knowledge transfer, foundational components, IP licensing terms, and support in constructing an AIT facility in India – features of its Space Systems offering for direct satellite sales.
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https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1777388655256162571

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Yesterday, Exolaunch successfully deployed 4 satellites for our customers, @hawkeye360 and @Satellogic, onboard @SpaceX's inaugural Bandwagon rideshare mission!

Launch took place from @NASAKennedy LC 39A at 7:16pm EDT in Cape Canaveral, FL.

Check out our latest mission patch ⬇️

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The HawkEye 360 & Satellogic satellites were deployed into mid-inclination orbit, using Exolaunch's flight-proven CarboNIX separation systems.

Thanks to customers & colleagues at @UofT's Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) for their trust & collaboration 👏 cheers to more launches!
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https://twitter.com/qps_inc/status/1777534050577879518

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The QPS-SAR No. 7 "TSUKYOMI- Ⅱ " was launched yesterday morning, and deployed its retractable antenna late last night.
As you can see in the AFTER photo, the deployment was a beautiful and successful success ✨

After this, we will continue to adjust the satellite and move forward to acquiring the first images 💪

https://i-qps.net/news/1911/

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https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/1777498436985635153

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A cloud of RP-1 drifts across LC-39B as spectators follow Falcon 9’s climb uphill during last night’s SpaceX Bandwagon-1 launch. 

📸 for @NASASpaceflight

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Close Up - Boost Back-Entry-Landing Burns - Bandwagon

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Apr 9, 2024  JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
We were lucky for another clear day. Ed was able to do some great tracking. Eclipse watchers found out what problems rocket photogs have when it comes to clouds.

It's Tony De La Rosa, ...I don't create this stuff, I just report it.

Doug returned to PC on Apr 9 @ 5:42am ET

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Video from
Max-Qproductions by Pete Carstens

https://twitter.com/CarstensPete/status/1778598770034286757

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Pete Carstens
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Clip of the SpaceX launch of Bandwagon-1 from KSC, FL on 4/9/24. Look closely and you can see the shockwave a little before the landing burn.

« Last Edit: 04/12/2024 06:34 am by zubenelgenubi »
It's Tony De La Rosa, ...I don't create this stuff, I just report it.

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Some reusability stats for this launch (Bandwagon-1):

Booster B1073.14 turnaround time:
33 days 23 hours 20 minutes
(its previous mission was Starlink Group 6-41 on Mar 4, 2024 UTC).

FYI: median turnaround time for Falcon 9 / Heavy boosters is currently 47.15 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches, excluding new first stages.

Launchpad LC-39A turnaround time:
8 days 1 hour 24 minutes
(the previous launch from this pad was Eutelsat 36D on Mar 30, 2024 UTC).

...which is the 2nd best LC-39A turnaround time!
(the record is still 6 days 18 hours and 43 minutes between Starlink Group 6-42 and Eutelsat 36D launches in March, 2024).

FYI: median turnaround time for LC-39A is currently 19.39 days *
* – based on the last 30 launches.

The same type of stats for previous SpaceX launches may be found on this spreadsheet online.

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