Author Topic: SpaceX FH : Viasat-3 Americas (Rideshare) : KSC LC-39A : 2nd week of April 2023  (Read 42037 times)

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B1068.1 will not be expended on USSF-67; it remains for this launch:
NextSpaceFlight, updated January 5:
Center Core listed as B1070
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SFN Launch preps underway for first of up to five Falcon Heavy missions this year, January 7:
Northern hemisphere spring starts in March, so NET March is not negated.
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There are two more Falcon Heavy missions scheduled for launch in the spring. One will launch the first ViaSat 3 internet satellite to beam broadband service over the Americas for Viasat, and the other will launch the USSF-52 mission for the Space Force.
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Intelsat License LLC (“Intelsat”) herein requests 30 days of Special Temporary Authority (“STA”),1 commencing March 24, 2023, to use its Castle Rock, Colorado Ku-band earth station, Call Sign KL92, to provide launch and early orbit phase (“LEOP”) services to ViaSat-3 (S2917).2 ViaSat-3 is expected to launch on March 24, 2023.

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Now NET April 8th

https://investors.viasat.com/static-files/caaaea6a-6f1e-460e-9f57-ad6ddb2353de

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We are happy to report that after a long, painstaking process the first ViaSat-3 satellite has completed construction and testing, and is scheduled for launch the week of April 8th
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Intelsat License LLC (“Intelsat”) herein requests 30 days of Special Temporary Authority (“STA”),1 commencing March 24, 2023, to use its Castle Rock, Colorado Ku-band earth station, Call Sign KL92, to provide launch and early orbit phase (“LEOP”) services to ViaSat-3 (S2917).2 ViaSat-3 is expected to launch on March 24, 2023.

Now NET April 8th

https://investors.viasat.com/static-files/caaaea6a-6f1e-460e-9f57-ad6ddb2353de

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We are happy to report that after a long, painstaking process the first ViaSat-3 satellite has completed construction and testing, and is scheduled for launch the week of April 8th

Two weeks of delays in... two weeks! The struggle continues.

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The Intelsat filings rarely end up being the actual launch date.  The customer publicly giving a launch window two months from now is a good sign.

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Said they're planning April 8, after the two NASA ISS missions.  Reach orbital slot a couple weeks after launch.  Viasat-3 EMEA on ULA in September.

 

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