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Please, knows somebody the list of satellites aboard this Dnepr's launcher?

Full coverage article - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/06/russian-dnepr-rocket-record-launch-37-satellites/
« Last Edit: 06/19/2014 10:47 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites April/May 2014
« Reply #2 on: 01/19/2014 08:21 AM »
Thank You Danderman for DEIMOS-2 description.

But now Anik wrote about Brasil 1UCubeSat as the next payload.

Knows somebady the others satellites in this multisatellite launch? :)

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Preparations are well underway at the clean room of ISIS launch services in Delft, Netherlands for the cubesats launching under their contracts: http://blog.isilaunch.com/?cat=7
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A note of the probable launch time: since the planned 630 km SSO has a LTAN of 10:30, this seems to imply a launch time of roughly ~19:00 UTC, after comparing with the launch of DubaiSat-2 et al. last year (which was aiming at a SSO with LTDN of 10:30).  ;)
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #6 on: 05/11/2014 12:59 AM »
I will begin posting the the dual language updates from ISC Kosmotras very shortly.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #7 on: 05/13/2014 09:08 PM »
http://blog.isilaunch.com/

Launch time 19:11:11 UTC

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #8 on: 05/14/2014 03:06 PM »
Novosti kosmonavtiki now reports that there will be no launch of Dnepr in June.

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Novosti kosmonavtiki now reports that there will be no launch of Dnepr in June.

There are conflicting statements out there - http://itar-tass.com/politika/1185187 says da, http://ria.ru/space/20140514/1007760030.html says nyet. Let's see what happens...
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #10 on: 05/14/2014 03:10 PM »
Novosti kosmonavtiki now reports that there will be no launch of Dnepr in June.

But Anik on NK forum denies this information.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #11 on: 05/22/2014 01:31 PM »
I will begin posting the the dual language updates from ISC Kosmotras very shortly.
All Dual language updates and reference to this launch have been removed from the OFFICIAL ISC Kosmostras website. They were present on the website on Monday, but no longer available as of Thursday.

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Somehow looking at the ISIS launch blog I feel that there are at least several cubesats missing (including 1 from Singapore, maybe several from the US) from the payload list. Can someone try to confirm the whole list of payloads?

(They have reached the launch base by May 21, BTW)
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #13 on: 05/24/2014 09:54 PM »
11 of them are 3U cubesats from Planet Labs.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #14 on: 05/24/2014 10:46 PM »
11 of them are 3U cubesats from Planet Labs.

Do we have confirmation, that the 11 "Flock-1c" are on board?

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #15 on: 05/24/2014 10:48 PM »
Well, they are in Yasny at least.
(I helped pack them up for shipment from San Francisco)
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #16 on: 05/24/2014 10:59 PM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

Deimos 2
KazEOSat 2 (DZZ-MR)
SkySat 3
TabletSat-Aurora
BugSat 1 (Tita)
SaudiSat 4
Hodoyoshi 3
Hodoyoshi 4
AprizeSat 9
AprizeSat 10
UniSat 6
BRITE-CA 1 (CanX 3E)
BRITE-CA 2 (CanX 3F)
Perseus-M 1
Perseus-M 2
Flock-1c 1
Flock-1c 2
Flock-1c 3
Flock-1c 4
Flock-1c 5
Flock-1c 6
Flock-1c 7
Flock-1c 8
Flock-1c 9
Flock-1c 10
Flock-1c 11
POPSAT-HIP 1
Tigrisat*
ANTELSAT*
Lemur 1*
QB50P1
QB50P2
PACE
AeroCube 6*
Duchifat 1
NanoSatC-Br 1
POLYITAN


* = deployed from Unisat-6

edit: erroneous Dove designators removed from the Flock-1c satellites

edit: SkySat 3 is not on board
« Last Edit: 05/28/2014 01:43 PM by Skyrocket »

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #17 on: 05/24/2014 11:04 PM »
Just a nitpick, but if you're going for correctness the Flock 1c spacecraft don't have "Dove x" designations even though the design is of the Dove class. They are just "Flock 1c xx".  The "Dove x" designation is reserved for Planet Labs' experimental satellites which are usually launched singly or in pairs.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #18 on: 05/24/2014 11:14 PM »
Just a nitpick, but if you're going for correctness the Flock 1c spacecraft don't have "Dove x" designations even though the design is of the Dove class. They are just "Flock 1c xx".  The "Dove x" designation is reserved for Planet Labs' experimental satellites which are usually launched singly or in pairs.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #19 on: 05/26/2014 08:39 PM »
I was told "38 satellites" by ISIS this morning at the Small Satellite Systems & Services symposium, here in Mallorca.

Is there one missing in your list?
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 37 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #20 on: 05/26/2014 08:44 PM »
I was told "38 satellites" by ISIS this morning at the Small Satellite Systems & Services symposium, here in Mallorca.

Is there one missing in your list?

Likely, but i have not yet found the missing one.

A possibility could be SERPENS, a 3U cubesat, which has been originally manifested on Unisat-6, but later moved to an ISS deployment after delivery with Dragon CRS-5. It has been mentioned to be back on then Dnepr launch in May, but i could not find any confirmation.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #21 on: 05/28/2014 07:25 AM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

...
SkySat 3
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The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 37 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #22 on: 05/28/2014 08:21 AM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

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SkySat 3
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The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

No, SkySat-2 goes indeed to Baikonur to be launched on a Souyz-Fregat rocket.

The Dnepr launch from Yasny/Dombarovsky discussed here carries SkySat-3
« Last Edit: 05/28/2014 08:22 AM by Skyrocket »

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #24 on: 05/28/2014 01:21 PM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

...
SkySat 3
...

The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

No, SkySat-2 goes indeed to Baikonur to be launched on a Souyz-Fregat rocket.

The Dnepr launch from Yasny/Dombarovsky discussed here carries SkySat-3

There should not be 3rd Skybox satellite. SNC only manufactured 2 and then Skybox Company awarded the production of the rest to SS Loral.

There should be only 2 Skybox satellite, so far.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #25 on: 05/28/2014 01:42 PM »
Thanks. I have found the confirmation from ISIS.

Then (to my account) following satellites are on board of this launch:

...
SkySat 3
...

The name Skysat 3 should be corrected as Skysat 2.

https://twitter.com/skyboximaging/status/456962893540364288

No, SkySat-2 goes indeed to Baikonur to be launched on a Souyz-Fregat rocket.

The Dnepr launch from Yasny/Dombarovsky discussed here carries SkySat-3

There should not be 3rd Skybox satellite. SNC only manufactured 2 and then Skybox Company awarded the production of the rest to SS Loral.

There should be only 2 Skybox satellite, so far.

You are right: SkySat-3 will apparently be launched early in 2015. So we have no SkySat on this launch.

This leaves 2 unknown payloads out of 38

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #26 on: 05/28/2014 02:53 PM »
ISIS presentation right now at the Small Satellite Systems & Services cubesat workshop says 36 satellites on this launch, so I guess you're good!
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #27 on: 05/28/2014 08:09 PM »
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You are right: SkySat-3 will apparently be launched early in 2015. So we have no SkySat on this launch.

This leaves 2 unknown payloads out of 38

Actually, the next batch of 6 Skysat's will be launched by Minotaur-C (whatever it is) in 2015. So, I have never heard any notation named Skysat-3.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #28 on: 05/28/2014 08:27 PM »
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You are right: SkySat-3 will apparently be launched early in 2015. So we have no SkySat on this launch.

This leaves 2 unknown payloads out of 38

Actually, the next batch of 6 Skysat's will be launched by Minotaur-C (whatever it is) in 2015. So, I have never heard any notation named Skysat-3.

SkySat-3 will be launched as a single precursor of the SSL built satellites (see http://www.spaceimagingme.com/newsroom/35-2014/182-space-imaging-middle-east-assigned-operations-for-a-skybox-imaging-skynode-in-abu-dhabi )

Minotaur-C is just a new name of the Taurus rocket. The 6 satellite SkySat cluster will be launched on a Minotaur-C-3210 (formerly known as Taurus-3210).

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #29 on: 05/29/2014 09:16 AM »
So is it SS Loral again who built Skysat-3?

They have just signed the agreement with Skybox in February. It is close to impossible that SS Loral can design and manufacture such satellite in 1 year, while they have no heritage on that kind of platform. And I assume it should not be easy to transfer of IP rights from SNC and Skybox to SS Loral due to commecial confidentiality.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #30 on: 05/29/2014 11:47 AM »
ISIS presentation right now at the Small Satellite Systems & Services cubesat workshop says 36 satellites on this launch, so I guess you're good!

Err, no... Not yet.

In fact, i had forgotten about DTUSat-2, which is also on board. So my count is back at 37.

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The Gauss team is now in the Yasny Launch Base, property of ISC Kosmotras, for the integration of the satellite Unisat-6. The integration works started on the 2nd of June and the satellite was successfully installed on the Dnepr-1 launcher platform on the 5th of June.

Unisat-6 hosts 4 cubesats that will be deployed one day after launch:

Tigrisat: A 3U cubesat satellite build by the Sapienza University of Rome with the support of Iraqi students during a 18 months high level course at the Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale.
Lemur 1: A 3U cubesat satellite built by NanoSatisfi Inc.
ANTELSAT: build by the Uruguayan Facultad de Ingeniaría de la Universidad de la República, ANTEL and the State Faculty of Engineering. It is the first Uruguayan satellite.
AeroCube6: It is a 1U cubesat developed and operated by Aerospace Corporation.

The launch will take place on the 19th of June at 21:11:11 CET (19:11:11 UTC) from the Yasny launch base.

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The TabletSat-Aurora satellite has been delivered to the Yasny Launch Base.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #33 on: 06/11/2014 03:17 AM »
Interesting. The above picture shows 4 black boxes at the right which look like they may be 12U cube deployers for a total of 48U capacity. Our current list
of the manifest has 55U worth of cubesats, so there should be another 7U worth of deployer somewhere - this is not counting the 2 x 6U Perseus-M sats.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #34 on: 06/11/2014 05:30 AM »
Interesting. The above picture shows 4 black boxes at the right which look like they may be 12U cube deployers for a total of 48U capacity. Our current list
of the manifest has 55U worth of cubesats, so there should be another 7U worth of deployer somewhere - this is not counting the 2 x 6U Perseus-M sats.
Just speculating...

Tigrisat, Lemur, ANTELSAT and Aerocube-3 (total of 9U) are carried inside of Unisat-6

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #35 on: 06/12/2014 09:59 AM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #36 on: 06/12/2014 12:07 PM »
Deimos-2 is ready as well;
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #37 on: 06/12/2014 12:16 PM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

So there are 2U unasigned in the quadpacks. But i have not found any hints, that there are 1 or 2 more cubesats on this launch.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #38 on: 06/12/2014 06:05 PM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

So there are 2U unasigned in the quadpacks. But i have not found any hints, that there are 1 or 2 more cubesats on this launch.
my understanding is that the spare capacity is from previous BRITE Sat which due to delays in Dnepr was flown from China instead. the other slot I don't have any info on who was originally assigned, but was told that it was flown on a US launcher, most probably on SpaceX flight.

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #39 on: 06/13/2014 01:12 AM »
Latest on ISIS blog shows there are actually five of the 12U Quadpack deployers, total 60U.  Adding the two Perseus and subtracting the Unisat payload gives 58U of payload, so they could have squeezed in a couple more.

So there are 2U unasigned in the quadpacks. But i have not found any hints, that there are 1 or 2 more cubesats on this launch.
my understanding is that the spare capacity is from previous BRITE Sat which due to delays in Dnepr was flown from China instead. the other slot I don't have any info on who was originally assigned, but was told that it was flown on a US launcher, most probably on SpaceX flight.


Nice discussion. So that makes sense, and it would be far from the first time that mass dummies have replaced unavailable cubes.
Minus 10 points to me for stupidly forgetting to account for the Unisat cubes.
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
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NOTAMs corresponding to southward trajectory
1st stage debris
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K0389/14 -  DAYLY 1800/2200 ATS ROUTE SEGMENT CLSD: 1)B363 BAPER-KUNAS FROM 155 KM TO 175 KM. 19 JUN 18:00 2014 UNTIL 20 JUN 22:00 2014. CREATED: 13 JUN 12:18 2014
2nd stage debris
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A2272/14 -  THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE OF RUSSIA PLANS TO LAUNCH MISSILE IN THE SPACE FROM 1800 TO 2200 ON 19 JUNE 2014. (ALT. DATE 20 JUNE 2014) AND TO SINK ITS FRAGMENTES IN THE THE INDIAN OCEAN. IMPACT AREA: S4445  E03250 S4500  E03420 S4950  E03240 S4935  E03105 S4445  E03250. SFC - UNL, 19 JUN 18:00 2014 UNTIL 19 JUN 22:00 2014. CREATED: 16 JUN 10:55 2014
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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #41 on: 06/18/2014 07:45 AM »
All systems go...

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Re: Dnepr with Deimos-2 and 20 satellites - June 19, 2014
« Reply #42 on: 06/18/2014 09:05 PM »
Hodoyoshi-3 & 4 (ほどよし3号 & 4号), photo by The University of Tokyo.
http://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/epage/release/2014/2014061701.html  (Japanese News)

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Any signs of a webcast this time? (Unlikely as always, but see last Dnepr launch)

I'm ready to watch this, the end of the Russian EVA AND England vs Uruguay at the same time.  ;)
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Any signs of a webcast this time? (Unlikely as always, but see last Dnepr launch)

I'm ready to watch this, the end of the Russian EVA AND England vs Uruguay at the same time.  ;)

Looks like primary customer Deimos Space (of Spain  ;)) may have one: http://www.elecnor-deimos.com/?vid
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Oh wow. Keep an eye on that. Will convert it to a live thread if confirmed.

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Any signs of a webcast this time? (Unlikely as always, but see last Dnepr launch)

I'm ready to watch this, the end of the Russian EVA AND England vs Uruguay at the same time.  ;)

Looks like primary customer Deimos Space (of Spain  ;)) may have one: http://www.elecnor-deimos.com/?vid

The webcast started.

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Any signs of a webcast this time? (Unlikely as always, but see last Dnepr launch)

I'm ready to watch this, the end of the Russian EVA AND England vs Uruguay at the same time.  ;)

Looks like primary customer Deimos Space (of Spain  ;)) may have one: http://www.elecnor-deimos.com/?vid

The webcast started.

Not working at this moment I think?
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Any signs of a webcast this time? (Unlikely as always, but see last Dnepr launch)

I'm ready to watch this, the end of the Russian EVA AND England vs Uruguay at the same time.  ;)

Looks like primary customer Deimos Space (of Spain  ;)) may have one: http://www.elecnor-deimos.com/?vid

The webcast started.

Not working at this moment I think?

Certainly counting down however...
No, it's up (woman talking at the moment at a podium)
« Last Edit: 06/19/2014 06:41 PM by robertross »
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 The feed is working fine for me, (on google chrome) but it seems to be a rather unusual video format. At any rate it's currently just some talks on the company's plans and operations.

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Starting launch coverage, after all the political and company talk.
« Last Edit: 06/19/2014 06:49 PM by eeergo »
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Mistaking Roskosmos for Kosmotras - mentioning that it has Ukranian, Russian and Kazakh participation.
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No video feed because of Yasni being a military site - audio and telemetry only.
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The company's HQ, mission control, integration building and tracking station are all in Puertollano (Castilla-la Mancha). From there, Deimos-2 was shipped to Russia, via the Czech Republic.
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No video feed because of Yasni being a military site - audio and telemetry only.

Ah, shame. Please keep an listen for any launch confirmation etc! :)

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Polar tracking stations at Iruviq (Canada) and Kiruna (Sweden)
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Skype moment with the control center team.
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Doing GO/NO-GO poll.

All reporting GO (on Spain's side, of course, no mention of the other sats)
« Last Edit: 06/19/2014 07:03 PM by eeergo »
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They will play a video alongside the telemetry displays (which I think are estimated, not live), BUT this is video from Deimos-1's launch.

Reporting from the launch site all other satellites are GO, and they had a weather scare because of winds, but range is now green.
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Very poor telephonic connection with Yasni.

T-5.
« Last Edit: 06/19/2014 07:07 PM by eeergo »
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Talking about precision agriculture applications at T-3 minutes :)
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T-120s.
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1 minute.
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30s.
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T-0.
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Nominal liftoff.
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"Nominal Pablo?"

And a LAUNCH!

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Visual confirmation, all nominal for now.
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coming up on 2 minutes
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"Nominal Pablo?"

And a LAUNCH!

"As long as you say "nominal" it's fine, don't talk more because the connection is not so good".

:D
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Staging. 1-2 sep.
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Good second stage.
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Still nominal, while they talk about forest fires.
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T + 6 min
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another sep
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2nd stage cutoff, separation confirmed.

Reorientation of the dispenser taking place.

Fairing sep.
« Last Edit: 06/19/2014 07:18 PM by eeergo »
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Deimos-2 is the third satellite to be deployed.
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All still nominal.

Over Qatar.
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Coming up on T+700s, over Somalia, still nominal.

Satellite separations starting in ~2minutes.
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separation & deploy!
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All the points on the right plots are satellite separations. Deimos-2 is the third.
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Deimos-2 separation confirmed!!

Congratulations Elecnor-Deimos!
« Last Edit: 06/19/2014 07:28 PM by eeergo »
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Live coverage from Yasni cut after Deimos-2 separation, so we'll have to keep an ear out for the other 36 satellites.
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Live coverage from Yasni cut after Deimos-2 separation, so we'll have to keep an ear out for the other 36 satellites.

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KazEOSat-2 (KazMRES) in orbit! Congratulations to our all our co-riders on DNEPR tonight.

The deployment goes very quickly (all deployments within 30 seconds I think) so I think we can say launch success....
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Excellent work. Thanks guys and congrats to all involved.

William Graham's huge overview article, updated:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/06/russian-dnepr-rocket-record-launch-37-satellites/

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I wonder how they do with the "interpayload" support (the second floor of the dispenser ;) ): does it get jettisoned in the deployment sequence, just like another satellite?

During this orbit, when over Canada's polar station, they will have a 10-minute pass to command/check solar array deployment and radio beacons.
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Cocktail time in Elecnor's HQ!! :D

Enjoy the match Chris and good luck ;)
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I wonder how they do with the "interpayload" support (the second floor of the dispenser ;) ): does it get jettisoned in the deployment sequence, just like another satellite?

During this orbit, when over Canada's polar station, they will have a 10-minute pass to command/check solar array deployment and radio beacons.

Yes, the second floor, called "Platform A", is jettisoned and will be cataloged as another object in the satcat.
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I have made some screenshots, so i share.

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Information about the mission published by ISC Kosmotras after the launch...

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All 11 Planet Labs Flock 1C spacecraft contacted :)

It was fun seeing them report in one by one, all within a minute during the first ground station pass.

Looks like there's a small out-of-plane dispersion on the orbit but nothing major.

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A picture of the launch was posted by the Unisat-6 (GAUSS) team.
source: http://www.gaussteam.com/unisat-6-launched-on-june-19th-2014/

More pics of the launch processing can be found on the site of ISIS.
http://blog.isilaunch.com/

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A picture of the launch was posted by the Unisat-6 (GAUSS) team.
source: http://www.gaussteam.com/unisat-6-launched-on-june-19th-2014/
Sorry, but this is the old photo. Launch of spacecraft CryoSat-2  ;) .
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A picture of the launch was posted by the Unisat-6 (GAUSS) team.
source: http://www.gaussteam.com/unisat-6-launched-on-june-19th-2014/
Sorry, but this is the old photo. Launch of spacecraft CryoSat-2  ;) .

I hate it when people post photos of an earlier launch, and yet claiming it was the latest one...

Anyway, here's a video of the Hodoyoshi-4 satellite
More info: http://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/etpage/release/2014/2014061701.html





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Most of the Platform A payloads are now being tracked by JSpOC (NORAD): http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt

The Platform A objects are catalog numbers 40021..40042 (COSPAR 14033M...14033AJ).
Of those, the Planet Labs Flock 1C spacecraft are identified with the following catalog numbers:
(40022 or 40023), 40026, 40027, 40029, (40030 or 40031), 40033, 40035, 40036, 40038, 40040, 40041

The other payloads, and Platform A itself, are yet to be unambiguously identified as far as I know.

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Apparently the AeroCube-6 payload (1U Cubesat form factor) has split in Orbit into two satellites. This brings the total number of satellites on this launch to 38!

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/aerocube-6.htm
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The first photo from Deimos-2 satellite - Sports stadium in Doha:
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Some interesting photos of the launch site and hardware from this launch by Novosti Kosmonavtiki's chief editor Igor Marinin: http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/foto/1151/1250/  8)
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ISC Kosmotras website is back online so Here are two updates with old info from this launch that were not posted:
DELAYED UPDATE 1:
Launch Date of Dnepr Cluster Mission
The launch date of the upcoming Dnepr cluster mission has been established for the night of June 19 to June 20, 2014 (01hr 11 min 11 sec., local Yasny time).
The primary payload of this launch is a medium resolution satellite KazEOSat (Kazakhstan). In addition to that, the payloads on this launch are Deimos-2 (Spain), TabletSat-Aurora (Russia), Perseus-M-1 & -2 (Russia, USA), Hodoyoshi-3 and -4 (Japan), SaudiSat-4 (Saudi Arabia) and other small satellites, as well as QuadPack deployers with CubeSats. The mission is planned to loft into orbit 33 spacecraft belonging to customers from 17 countries, including Russia.
The launch vehicle with the spacecraft installed is presently undergoing final pre-launch checkout and testing.
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Дата пуска ракеты РС-20 с группой космических аппаратов
Дата пуска ракеты РС-20 с группой космических аппаратов по программе «Днепр» назначена в ночь с 19 на 20 июня 2014 года (01ч 11мин 11сек. местного времени в Ясном).
Основной полезной нагрузкой на данном пуске является космический аппарат среднего разрешения «КазЕОСат» (Казахстан). Кроме него в запуске принимают участие КА «Деймос-2» (Испания), «ТаблетСат-Аврора» (Россия), «Персеус-М-1 и -2» (Россия, США), «Ходоёши-3 и -4»(Япония), «СаудиСат-4» (Саудовская Аравия) и другие малые КА, а также контейнеры «КвадПак» с КА «КубСат». Всего в данном пуске планируется вывести на орбиту 33 космических аппарата для заказчиков из 17 стран, включая Россию.
В настоящее время проводятся заключительные проверки по подготовке ракеты-носителя с установленными на нее космическими аппаратами к пуску.

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DELAYED UPDATE 2:
Dnepr Cluster Mission 2014
The launch of 33 spacecraft was successfully performed by RS-20 rocket (Dnepr Launch Vehicle) from Yasny Launch Base, Orenburg Region, Russia, on June 19, 2014 at 23:11:11 Moscow time (19:11:11 UTC).
This launch has become a record for the number of payloads inserted into orbit in one mission – 33 satellites for customers from 17 countries, including Russia.
The launch was executed by the Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Ministry of Defense with the support of the Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakh companies, which are part of the ISC Kosmotras industrial team.
All spacecraft have been successfully inserted into their target orbits.
ISC Kosmotras congratulates all the mission participants on the successful launch!
Find more about Dnepr Cluster Mission

19.06.2014
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Запуск ракеты РС-20 с группой космических аппаратов по программе «Днепр»
19 июня 2014 года в 23:11:11 по московскому времени (19:11:11 UTC) с пусковой базы «Ясный», Оренбургская область, Россия, осуществлен успешный запуск ракеты РС-20 (ракета-носитель «Днепр») с 33 космическими аппаратами на борту.
Данный запуск стал рекордным по количеству полезных нагрузок выведенных на орбиту в одном пуске – 33 космических аппарата для заказчиков из 17 стран, включая Россию.
Запуск был выполнен расчётом Ракетных войск стратегического назначения Министерства обороны РФ при поддержке российских, украинских и казахстанских предприятий, входящих в кооперацию МКК «Космотрас».
Все космические аппараты были успешно выведены на расчетные орбиты.
МКК «Космотрас» поздравляет всех участников миссии с успехом!
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Update on Hodoyoshi-3 and its passenger: Hello Kitty.

http://www.space.com/26850-hello-kitty-in-space-messages.html

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Hodoyoshi-4 has successfully finished  ion propulsion test in Oct.28th and Nov.18th.
This is the World smallest satellite ion engine test.
MIPS (Miniature Ion Propulsion System) is 8.1kg (including 0.9kg Xe) tiny ion engine. Total delta V capability are 140 m/s.

Tokyo Univercity news (Japanese)
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/public/public01_261205_j.html


Recentry launched PROCYON has ion engine which is based on this MIPS  ;)
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Any evidence of orbital maneuvering by this Japanese satellite from the 2 line elements?

The stated performance is 140 m/s, but is that the nominal performance of the engine or the demonstrated performance?

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Any evidence of orbital maneuvering by this Japanese satellite from the 2 line elements?

The stated performance is 140 m/s, but is that the nominal performance of the engine or the demonstrated performance?


These test maneuvering are very short (5 min. and 6 min.), orbital change is difficult to confirm.
Thrust is 250 μN, ISP=880 s. 
140 m/s are Total delta V capability.
 

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Any evidence of orbital maneuvering by this Japanese satellite from the 2 line elements?

The stated performance is 140 m/s, but is that the nominal performance of the engine or the demonstrated performance?


These test maneuvering are very short (5 min. and 6 min.), orbital change is difficult to confirm.
Thrust is 250 μN, ISP=880 s. 
140 m/s are Total delta V capability.
 

In other words 140 m/s is the nominal capability, but the demonstrated capability was basically zero, since the engine only fired for a short time.


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