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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : June 2022
« Reply #20 on: 05/08/2022 02:01 am »
Another thought springing from Nilesat 301 being the 1049.11 expendable launch, from SLC-40:

This may launch in late June, after Starlink 4-19 (NET June 10, likely from SLC-40), and perhaps SES-22 (June, also from SLC-40).

(Starlink 4-19 will be a "usual" Starlink northeastern trajectory launch with first stage ASDS landing.  SES-22 would launch due east, with ASDS first stage landing.)

If so, then after the Nilesat-301 launch, there is no need to hurry an ASDS with landed first stage back to Port Canaveral, to make a turnaround to catch one of the side boosters for USSF-44, also in late June, from LC-39A.

The two launch campaigns can proceed simultaneously, if necessary.

There may be room for an additional launch (+/- Jun 3) between Transporter 5 (May 25) and Starlink 4-19 (NET Jun 10).  Currently only open FCC that hasn't been spoken for (0450-EX-ST-2022) launches 6-7 degrees southeast.  SES-22?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : June 2022
« Reply #21 on: 05/08/2022 08:11 am »
Another thought springing from Nilesat 301 being the 1049.11 expendable launch, from SLC-40:

This may launch in late June, after Starlink 4-19 (NET June 10, likely from SLC-40), and perhaps SES-22 (June, also from SLC-40).

(Starlink 4-19 will be a "usual" Starlink northeastern trajectory launch with first stage ASDS landing.  SES-22 would launch due east, with ASDS first stage landing.)

If so, then after the Nilesat-301 launch, there is no need to hurry an ASDS with landed first stage back to Port Canaveral, to make a turnaround to catch one of the side boosters for USSF-44, also in late June, from LC-39A.

The two launch campaigns can proceed simultaneously, if necessary.

There may be room for an additional launch (+/- Jun 3) between Transporter 5 (May 25) and Starlink 4-19 (NET Jun 10).  Currently only open FCC that hasn't been spoken for (0450-EX-ST-2022) launches 6-7 degrees southeast.  SES-22?

I think Nilesat 301 is still on the way. If it's the right ship I suspect, then it arrives in Florida on May 14th or so.
Maybe SES-22 is on board too. (If not, then the launch probably isn't in June.)
« Last Edit: 05/08/2022 09:03 am by GWR64 »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : June 2022
« Reply #22 on: 05/13/2022 07:17 pm »
Most likely, this ship will bring Nilesat-301.
Is it getting hectic now?  ???
SES-STA-20220512-00479

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Intelsat License LLC (“Intelsat”) herein requests 30 days of Special Temporary Authority (“STA”), commencing June 7, 2022, to use its Hagerstown, Maryland Ku-band earth station, Call Sign KA258, to provide launch and early orbit phase (“LEOP”) services for the Nilesat-301 satellite. Nilesat-301 is expected to launch on June 7, 2022. Intelsat expects the LEOP period to last approximately 30 days.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 7 June 2022
« Reply #24 on: 05/14/2022 05:54 pm »
Cross-post:
Do. Not. Drop.

SES-22 and Nilesat 301 being unloaded at Port Canaveral today, ahead of launch later this year atop a Falcon 9.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1525523866168213504



Noting that June 7 is also launch date for SpX-25 from LC-39A.

Perhaps another attempt at two launches in one day?
Most likely, this ship will bring Nilesat-301.
Is it getting hectic now?  ???
SES-STA-20220512-00479

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Intelsat License LLC (“Intelsat”) herein requests 30 days of Special Temporary Authority (“STA”), commencing June 7, 2022, to use its Hagerstown, Maryland Ku-band earth station, Call Sign KA258, to provide launch and early orbit phase (“LEOP”) services for the Nilesat-301 satellite. Nilesat-301 is expected to launch on June 7, 2022. Intelsat expects the LEOP period to last approximately 30 days.

edit FCC-Filing link updated
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 10 June 2022
« Reply #25 on: 05/17/2022 04:10 pm »
SFN, Geostationary comsats delivered to Florida for SpaceX launches in June, dated May 16
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Nilesat 301 is scheduled for liftoff June 10 from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and SES 22 is set for launch in late June.
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Nilesat 301 was ready to leave its factory in France at the end of March for a scheduled launch on a Falcon 9 rocket at the end of April. The launch was delayed to allow time for Thales to secure another means of transportation for the satellite.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 10 June 2022
« Reply #26 on: 05/25/2022 12:25 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

Per the May 24th update, Spaceflight Now confirms the June 10th launch date, but they’re claiming a drone ship landing will occur.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 10 June 2022
« Reply #27 on: 05/25/2022 02:00 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

Spaceflight Now confirms the June 10th launch date, but they’re claiming a drone ship landing will occur.

Not expendable?  Interesting

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 10 June 2022
« Reply #28 on: 05/25/2022 04:05 pm »
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
Spaceflight Now confirms the June 10th launch date, but they’re claiming a drone ship landing will occur.
Not expendable?  Interesting
Long Live booster 1049.
If true, it could also be a booster change, leaving B1049.11 as expendable for a different, later launch.  We shall see.

Edit/add: I think SFN is in error on this.

Edit 2/add: No, I was wrong.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Nilesat-301 : CCSFS SLC-40 : 10 June 2022
« Reply #29 on: 05/25/2022 07:19 pm »
https://advanced-television.com/2022/05/20/nilesat-301-launch-date-confirmed/ 
article from May 20th
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SpaceX will launch the geostationary communications satellite NilesSat 301 on a Falcon 9 rocket on June 10th, subject to the usual weather considerations. Launch will take place from Cape Canaveral at 1am (Florida time).

SpaceX says that at the request of the customer, the satellite will be inserted into a higher orbit that will need the booster to be expended. This means there will not be a landing of the first stage booster.
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On the other hand, Next Spaceflight writes Booster 1062 and landing on ASDS.
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/3176
Let's see who's right.

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B1049-11 will have to wait until **November** to be expended. The mission it'll fly on hasn't been disclosed yet and I'm no one to do so out here but it'll be also a commsat, nothing really exciting
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Wonder if the change might be related to performance envelope expansion on Starlink flights.  Might have nudged a payload right on the edge of recoverable/expendable enough to make it worth the attempt,

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Per Gunter’s Space Page, Nilesat 301 weighs in at 3,938 kilograms.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/nilesat-301.htm
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SpaceX does seem to be searching for a way to expend the oldest surviving Block 5 booster.

Perhaps there are just enough improvements in the vehicle and way they fly it to just squeeze out a ASDS landing.
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Wonder if the change might be related to performance envelope expansion on Starlink flights.  Might have nudged a payload right on the edge of recoverable/expendable enough to make it worth the attempt.

Maybe B1049 could be used for an expendable Starlink launch and have a full stack of 60 v1.5 satellites.

I’ve tried it in Orbiter 2016 and I was able to get it to a 340-kilometer orbit inclined 53.2 degrees with enough fuel to deorbit Stage 2.

As I mentioned, B1049 is being flown on a customer mission in November. The customer and the satellite aren't public yet.

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Wonder if the change might be related to performance envelope expansion on Starlink flights.  Might have nudged a payload right on the edge of recoverable/expendable enough to make it worth the attempt.

Maybe B1049 could be used for an expendable Starlink launch and have a full stack of 60 v1.5 satellites.

I’ve tried it in Orbiter 2016 and I was able to get it to a 340-kilometer orbit inclined 53.2 degrees with enough fuel to deorbit Stage 2.


As I mentioned, B1049 is being flown on a customer mission in November. The customer and the satellite aren't public yet.

I didn’t see your tweet at first. My bad.

But I deleted my post about B1049 after you restated what that booster is designated for.
« Last Edit: 06/16/2022 11:42 pm by ZachS09 »
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Ben Cooper indicates on his website that the launch is scheduled for June 7 at 21:03 UTC.
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One day launch delay to June 8, same time of day:
NextSpaceFlight, updated June 1

Cargo Dragon SpX-25 launch follows this launch 17 hours, 42 minutes later.

Edit June 2: SpX-25 launch delayed to June 10.  Oh, well.
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