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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #660 on: 01/30/2020 01:49 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/10/02/intuitive-machines-selects-spacex-to-launch-commercial-lunar-lander/

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Intuitive Machines confirmed plans Wednesday to launch a commercial lunar lander aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Space Coast in 2021 on a mission to deliver multiple payloads to the moon, including up to five science instruments for NASA.

The Houston-based company’s first robotic Nova-C lander will carry up to 220 pounds, or 100 kilograms, of payloads to the moon’s surface. Launch and landing are scheduled for July 2021, according to Trent Martin, vice president of aerospace systems at Intuitive Machines.

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The Nova-C lander will likely launch on a rideshare mission with other spacecraft on the same Falcon 9 rocket, Martin said.

“They don’t specify it in that way, but essentially, we’re a primary (payload),” Martin said. “The reason it’s a rideshare is we weigh 1,700 kilograms (about 3,750 pounds), so they have remaining mass available.”

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“Depending on their rideshare, they could have someone that goes to GTO and we can do our own TLI, or there’s a possibility they could throw us (directly toward the moon), so we’re protecting for both,” Martin said Wednesday.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #661 on: 01/31/2020 07:26 am »
In the Third Row Tesla Podcast Part 2 Elon mentions an upcoming retrograde launch. Any idea what that would be?
Link here:

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #662 on: 01/31/2020 07:54 am »
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In the Third Row Tesla Podcast Part 2 Elon mentions an upcoming retrograde launch. Any idea what that would be?

Likely he's talking about SAOCOM 1B (NET March 2020). It goes to SSO, which is *slightly* retrograde.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #663 on: 01/31/2020 12:12 pm »
Updated "FPIP"

Well it's not exactly an update, it's more like
"How it would look like if SpaceX launch everything form the same pad with 10-15 day intervals"
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #664 on: 01/31/2020 12:13 pm »
"How it would look like if SpaceX launch everything form the same pad with 10-15 day intervals"

Starting with Starlink v1-5, SpaceX can launch Starlink missions from both SLC-40 and LC-39A. See here.
« Last Edit: 01/31/2020 12:14 pm by scr00chy »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #665 on: 02/01/2020 09:32 am »
« Last Edit: 02/01/2020 09:35 am by PM3 »
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #666 on: 02/01/2020 10:05 pm »
A proposal for new Starlink payload identifying format.

Starlink-X[absolute mission number as SpaceX referenced the last mission] vN.M F[flight]Y[the flight number for this version]

This format gives all the relevant information: absolute count, version and flight for that version.

So first entry would be:
Starlink-1 v0.9 F1

Recent flight entry would be:
Starlink-4 v1.0 F3


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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #667 on: 02/06/2020 11:34 pm »
It seems Momentus moved their payload from a Starlink rideshare to the December SSO rideshare.

Aurora to test deorbit tether on Momentus mission
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Finnish startup Aurora Propulsion Technologies signed a contract at the SmallSat Symposium to fly a deorbiting technology demonstration on a Momentus Space Vigoride mission.

Aurora plans to send a 1.5-unit cubesat into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December 2020 before riding with Momentus’ Vigoride service to sun-synchronous orbit.
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #668 on: 02/07/2020 12:13 am »
It seems Momentus moved their payload from a Starlink rideshare to the December SSO rideshare.
Why do you think they were planning on launching with Starlink? I was under the impression it was always intended to launch on the first dedicated mission.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #669 on: 02/07/2020 12:27 am »
Their initial FCC filing described a Starlink launch (220x380km orbit in May 2020).  They've since withdrawn that application, I assume they'll refile in the near future.
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #670 on: 02/14/2020 05:59 pm »
Valentine's day update.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #671 on: 02/18/2020 05:52 pm »
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ELaNa 35
Date: October 20, 2020
Mission:  Space X-21 – Falcon 9, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
1 CubeSat Mission scheduled to be deployed

    PTD-1 - NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California
https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #672 on: 02/23/2020 06:15 pm »
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2020-late (NET)   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-5   MEO   4400   C
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2021   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-6   MEO   4400   C

These two starts are not in the SpaceX launch manifest.
Are these just options?

https://www.spacex.com/missions

Tried to search the forum. The search is annoying.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #673 on: 02/23/2020 06:26 pm »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #674 on: 02/23/2020 06:30 pm »
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2020-late (NET)   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-5   MEO   4400   C
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2021   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-6   MEO   4400   C

These two starts are not in the SpaceX launch manifest.
Are these just options?

https://www.spacex.com/missions

Tried to search the forum. The search is annoying.

It's hard to tell what's actually been exercised.  The contract value mysteriously increased by $90M at some point early on, and currently it shows $193M of $387M being obligated.  The GPS III-5 launch is supposed to be late this year and they haven't awarded it to anyone else.  I'm assuming both of those options are being exercised just based on their subsequent behavior.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #675 on: 02/23/2020 06:42 pm »
The contract value mysteriously increased by $90M at some point early on, and currently it shows $193M of $387M being obligated.
Interesting. Got any links?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #676 on: 02/23/2020 06:52 pm »
I was looking in FPDS.gov, you need to create an account to use it.  Search on the contract number with the dashes removed.  There's no explanation of the increase.  The end date for the contract was also later changed from 2020 to 2021.  I don't really understand what's going on there, contract mods for that amount should have appeared in one of the daily DoD contract announcements.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #677 on: 02/23/2020 06:54 pm »
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2020-late (NET)   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-5   MEO   4400   C
...
2021   F9   .   .   USAF GPS III-6   MEO   4400   C

These two starts are not in the SpaceX launch manifest.
Are these just options?

https://www.spacex.com/missions

Tried to search the forum. The search is annoying.

It's hard to tell what's actually been exercised.  The contract value mysteriously increased by $90M at some point early on, and currently it shows $193M of $387M being obligated.  The GPS III-5 launch is supposed to be late this year and they haven't awarded it to anyone else.  I'm assuming both of those options are being exercised just based on their subsequent behavior.

Perhaps the original contract included the construction of 3 Falcon 9, but only one launch.
(just guessed)

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #678 on: 02/25/2020 03:33 pm »
[Space News, Feb. 22, 2020] U.S. military’s annual list of ‘unfunded priorities’ includes $1 billion for Space Force
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One of the largest single items is $255 million to launch two GPS 3 satellites that already are in production at Lockheed Martin’s assembly line but whose launches have not been funded. The Space Force would use this money to launch the sixth and seventh satellites of the GPS 3 constellation. Two spacecraft are already on orbit and three more are expected to launch in 2020 and early 2021.

They can't exercise the option on III-6 until they get the funding.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #679 on: 02/27/2020 03:10 pm »
Wow, SpaceX predicting quite an increase in FH launches (in the latest FAA submission).

Ok, I got they’ll go in with a big number to ensure they’re covered, but still implies quite an increase. Also suggest at least one additional FH launch this year?
« Last Edit: 02/27/2020 03:11 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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