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Likely final batch of SpaceX launch photos

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update thread. One post of congrats each. Else discussion. Some moving
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42698   INMARSAT 5-F4   2017-025A      1401.67min   24.50deg   69839km   381km      
42699   FALCON 9 R/B   2017-025B           1410.43min   24.47deg   70181km   384km

I believe these are identified backwards: the payload is in the 384 x 70,181 km orbit; and the Falcon-9 upper stage rocket body is in the 381 x 69,839 km orbit.   Expect 18 SPCS to swap these in the next couple of days.
Swap has taken place:
42698   INMARSAT 5-F4  2017-025A      1409.24 min    24.52deg    70134km    385km
42699   FALCON 9 R/B    2017-025B      1401.51 min   24.47deg    69835km    378km

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Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce praises "absolutely exceptional performance from SpaceX" and announces that they will use a flight proven core in the future:
https://www.universetoday.com/135614/will-launch-reuseable-rocket-exceptional-spacex-performance-inmarsat-ceo-tells-universe-today/

Choice quote: "They hit the ball out of the park with this launch for us"
« Last Edit: 05/19/2017 07:15 AM by jpo234 »
You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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42698   INMARSAT 5-F4   2017-025A      1401.67min   24.50deg   69839km   381km      
42699   FALCON 9 R/B   2017-025B           1410.43min   24.47deg   70181km   384km

I believe these are identified backwards: the payload is in the 384 x 70,181 km orbit; and the Falcon-9 upper stage rocket body is in the 381 x 69,839 km orbit.   Expect 18 SPCS to swap these in the next couple of days.
Swap has taken place:
42698   INMARSAT 5-F4  2017-025A      1409.24 min    24.52deg    70134km    385km
42699   FALCON 9 R/B    2017-025B      1401.51 min   24.47deg    69835km    378km


Still no maneuvers detected...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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42698   INMARSAT 5-F4   2017-025A      1401.67min   24.50deg   69839km   381km      
42699   FALCON 9 R/B   2017-025B           1410.43min   24.47deg   70181km   384km

I believe these are identified backwards: the payload is in the 384 x 70,181 km orbit; and the Falcon-9 upper stage rocket body is in the 381 x 69,839 km orbit.   Expect 18 SPCS to swap these in the next couple of days.
Swap has taken place:
42698   INMARSAT 5-F4  2017-025A      1409.24 min    24.52deg    70134km    385km
42699   FALCON 9 R/B    2017-025B      1401.51 min   24.47deg    69835km    378km


Still no maneuvers detected...

Do not confuse the publication of TLEs with the detection of maneuvers.  It can take a while to collect enough observations and fit an element set that is of high enough quality to be published.  *Sometimes* the flyers of the satellite will announce successful maneuvers (like ISRO does) long before a TLE gets published....



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Perigee: 24,391.2 km 
Apogee: 70,131.7 km 
Inclination: 1.5


http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=42698

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Details for the above post

INMARSAT 5-F4   2017-025A   2060.16min    1.49deg    70125km   24384km
« Last Edit: 05/25/2017 02:16 AM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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42698   INMARSAT 5-F4    2017-025A     2169.67min     0.59deg   70116km   28161km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Successful solar array & reflector deployment of #I5F4 🛰️is confirmed! What happens next? Our Payload Engineer explains all in #SpaceBytes 🚀

https://twitter.com/inmarsatglobal/status/870667041786744832


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Inmarsat‏ Verified account @InmarsatGlobal 23h23 hours ago

Our @BoeingDefense-built #I5F4 satellite has reached GEO orbit where its radiators have been successfully deployed & payload switched on!
https://twitter.com/InmarsatGlobal/status/891992074182172672

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Inmarsat‏ Verified account @InmarsatGlobal 23s24 seconds ago

In-orbit control of #I5F4 has been handed over to our London SCC! Thanks @BoeingDefense for taking care of all 4 #GlobalXpress satellites 🛰️
https://twitter.com/InmarsatGlobal/status/892346480480190464

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