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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 10 June 2023
« Reply #60 on: 05/09/2023 01:41 pm »
https://twitter.com/FossaSys/status/1655875970065211392
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FOSSA's new FEROX mission is ready for launch on the SpaceX #Transporter-8 NET June 🛰️

This next-generation platform will provide unprecedented capabilities for #LPWAN #IoT & RF in the fraction of the size, mass & cost of larger buses. Can you envision what we are about to fly?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 10 June 2023
« Reply #61 on: 05/10/2023 06:05 pm »
I need to start remembering that Launcher merged with Vast.


https://twitter.com/StarfishSpace/status/1656058943205154817
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Otter Pup has completed final integration with @vast's Orbiter, guided by Cappie, our expert satellite wrangler. We'll see Pup again soon at Vandenberg for final integration with @SpaceX Falcon 9 ahead of our launch on Transporter-8.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 8 June 2023
« Reply #62 on: 05/12/2023 12:27 am »
NextSpaceflight, updated May 11:
Launch NET June 8.

SFN Launch Schedule, updated May 11:
Launch June 8

After conversations at Space Symposium, multiple operators flying on this mission suggest June 8 as SpaceX's targeted date.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 8 June 2023
« Reply #63 on: 05/15/2023 10:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/launcher/status/1658239480590131200

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Orbiter SN3 has left our integration facility and is headed to Falcon 9 integration at Vandenberg. Launch next month! 🔜🚀🛰

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 8 June 2023
« Reply #64 on: 05/16/2023 07:49 am »
https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1658368914407976963

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We're thrilled to welcome back longstanding customer Kongsberg @NanoAvionics for our upcoming #Transporter8 #rideshare mission on #SpaceX #Falcon9 feat. our turnkey #LaunchServices and record-breaking #EXOpodNova #CubeSat deployer.

Stay tuned for more! #LaunchWithExolaunch

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 8 June 2023
« Reply #65 on: 05/16/2023 02:56 pm »
NanoAvionics Quarterly Newsletter:
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Five nanosatellites from 6U to 16U in size and one MP42H microsatellite that we have manufactured will launch aboard Transporter-8 no earlier than June. They will expand our customer's 5G IoT and remote sensing constellations and will demonstrate orbital reconnaissance capabilities.

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https://www.speisatelles.org/
https://www.speisatelles.org/site/tecnica
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The CubeSat will travel aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX's partially reusable two-stage rocket, and will be hosted on the ION SCV-011ION platform, the satellite carrier developed, built and operated by the Italian company D-Orbit, which performs services launch and release into orbit.
[Google translated]

[I edited post title later to match current launch date.]
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 8 June 2023
« Reply #67 on: 05/19/2023 08:18 pm »
https://www.speisatelles.org/
https://www.speisatelles.org/site/tecnica
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The CubeSat will travel aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX's partially reusable two-stage rocket, and will be hosted on the ION SCV-011ION platform, the satellite carrier developed, built and operated by the Italian company D-Orbit, which performs services launch and release into orbit.
[Google translated]
That page lists the launch as June 8.
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The launch is scheduled for June 8, 2023 from Vandenberg Base (VSFB) in California (translated)
Yet the thread name has been changed to "NET 10 June".
What is the basis for that two day change?

Edit:  Looking way too carefully it can be seen that the date has been going back and forth for a dozen or so posts.
« Last Edit: 05/19/2023 11:36 pm by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 8 June 2023
« Reply #68 on: 05/19/2023 10:17 pm »
It's because he replied to an earlier post with that title.  The overall thread title has not changed.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : NET 8 June 2023
« Reply #69 on: 05/23/2023 03:40 pm »
https://twitter.com/EXOLAUNCH/status/1660895639675314178
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Welcome to Transporter-8, @UniStuttgartIRS ! We’re excited to launch the 6U #EIVE satellite with #EXOpodNova on the upcoming @SpaceX Transporter-8 #Smallsat #rideshare mission!

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 8 June 2023
« Reply #70 on: 05/25/2023 12:45 am »
NextSpaceflight, updated May 24:
First stage landing on LZ-4.



Launch into Sun-synchronous Orbit (SSO) will be be roughly south, towards the Equator.  The first crossing over the Equator will roughly equal the Local Time of Descending Node (LTDN).

Launch time = ~LTDN = ~13:00 local time/PDT = ~20:00 UTC.

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November 16, 2022

ICEYE US, Inc., by its counsel, hereby updates it November 2, 2022 request for authority to launch and
operate one additional satellite in May 2023. ICEYE US now seeks authority to launch two additional
satellites in May 2023. These satellites will be launched aboard a SpaceX Transporter Falcon 9 rocket.

Inclination: approx 97°
Apogee: 550 km (+/-50 km)
Perigee: 550 km (+/-50 km)
LTDN: 13:00

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Outpost Technologies Corporation (“Outpost”) requests authority to launch and operate one
non-geostationary orbit (“NGSO”) 3U cubesatellite, Outpost Mission 0 (“Mission 0”).

Outpost hopes to reduce space debris and lower costs for satellite operators by developing
reusable satellites. Such satellites returning to Earth post-mission can be refurbished, repaired,
and upgraded before being relaunched into space to deliver revamped existing or innovative new
service. Mission 0 will not carry or test reusability features. It will only trial the flight software,
avionics, power system, and radiofrequency links that could support future reusable satellites.

Anticipated launch vehicle and site: Exolaunch deployer on Transporter 8 launch onboard SpaceX Falcon
9 from Cape Canaveral, Florida

Proposed launch date: no earlier than June 10, 2023

Launch and deployment profile: delivered to circular sun-synchronous, low-Earth Orbit (LEO), with a
nominal altitude of 525 km ±25 km altitude with LTDN 13:00 + 60 min

The filing. [filed February 9]
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 8 June 2023
« Reply #71 on: 05/30/2023 07:34 am »
https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1663448471439912960

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We're thrilled to welcome back 🇪🇸@satlantis_  to launch their 16U, @NanoAvionics-built #methane monitoring #smallsat, GEI-SAT, on @SpaceX #Transporter8 #Falcon9!
 
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 8 June 2023
« Reply #72 on: 06/02/2023 03:39 am »
Which first stage will be used for this launch?

Available first stages, with date of most recent recovery:
1071.9    Mar 17
1075.4    May 10
1063.12  May 20 (Is it still at the Port of Long Beach?)

Edit June 9: It's B1071.9.



Noting B1071.9 has been passed over for the previous launches below.  Why?  Did it need repairs, such as engine replacement?  If it has been repaired, will it require a Static Fire before launch?

Edit June 12: No Static Fire.

Starlink 2-9:
Available first stages, with date of most recent recovery:
1071.9  Mar 17
1075.3  Apr 2

Edit May 9: It's B1075.3.

Iridium Flight 9/OneWeb Flight 19:
Available first stages, with date of most recent recovery:
1071.9    Mar 17
1075.3    Apr 2 Starlink 2-9
1063.11  Apr 15

Edit May 15: It's B1063.11.

Starlink 2-10:
Available first stages, with date of most recent recovery:
1071.9    Mar 17
1061.14  Apr 27
1075.4    May 10 (maybe)

Edit May 30: It's B1061.14.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 8 June 2023
« Reply #73 on: 06/02/2023 12:13 pm »
Not a lot information. Could it be delayed?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 12 June 2023
« Reply #74 on: 06/04/2023 03:17 am »
SFN Launch Schedule, updated June 3:
Launch June 12
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 12 June 2023
« Reply #75 on: 06/05/2023 10:39 am »
https://twitter.com/exolaunch/status/1665635950960025601

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We’re delighted to integrate @SwarmInternet's impressive #SpaceBEEs satellites with #EXOpodNova in our 🇩🇪 Berlin office for their next ride to orbit aboard @SpaceX #Transporter8 scheduled NET June 2023!
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 12 June 2023
« Reply #76 on: 06/05/2023 11:42 am »
Quote from: Exolaunch
We’re delighted to integrate @SwarmInternet's impressive #SpaceBEEs satellites with #EXOpodNova in our 🇩🇪 Berlin office for their next ride to orbit aboard @SpaceX #Transporter8 scheduled NET June 2023!
#LaunchWithExolaunch #MissionManagement  #SpaceX #Falcon9 #IoT #Constellation [June 5]
I count 14 units in the tweeted photos = 14 SpaceBEEs?
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 12 June 2023
« Reply #77 on: 06/05/2023 11:57 am »
Quote from: Exolaunch
We’re delighted to integrate @SwarmInternet's impressive #SpaceBEEs satellites with #EXOpodNova in our 🇩🇪 Berlin office for their next ride to orbit aboard @SpaceX #Transporter8 scheduled NET June 2023!
#LaunchWithExolaunch #MissionManagement  #SpaceX #Falcon9 #IoT #Constellation [June 5]
I count 14 units = 14 SpaceBEEs?

Same count for me, but they are .25 and were always launched 4 at a time (or multiple of 4) by the past. 14 is strange... Maybe 2 others are hidden.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 12 June 2023
« Reply #78 on: 06/05/2023 01:38 pm »
Quote from: Exolaunch
We’re delighted to integrate @SwarmInternet's impressive #SpaceBEEs satellites with #EXOpodNova in our 🇩🇪 Berlin office for their next ride to orbit aboard @SpaceX #Transporter8 scheduled NET June 2023!
#LaunchWithExolaunch #MissionManagement  #SpaceX #Falcon9 #IoT #Constellation [June 5]
I count 14 units = 14 SpaceBEEs?

Same count for me, but they are .25 and were always launched 4 at a time (or multiple of 4) by the past. 14 is strange... Maybe 2 others are hidden.

Or simply two back-ups in case one gets damaged.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Transporter-8 : Vandenberg : 12 June 2023
« Reply #79 on: 06/05/2023 01:49 pm »
Maybe Exolaunch optimized the deployer volume to squeeze in a couple more?  Made the "tuna can" section full width or something?

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