Formosat-5 is slated to launch as early as December 2013 from SpaceXís launch site on Omelek Island at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) in the Central Pacific, about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii.
"Formosat-5 is slated to launch as early as December 2013 . . ." - oh boy, so much for the responsive space. I'm kinda sad it always takes so long.
80+ satellites onboard, including those mentioned and also Aalto-1, the first Finnish satellite.
The first few posts of this this thread discussed whether or not it would be Falcon 1. I don't know that it was ever determined with certainty.
It was originally definitively a Falcon-1e, as can be seen in this presentation from December 2010 (page 13): http://www.csrsr.ncu.edu.tw/08CSRWeb/ChinVer/C7Info/2010RSDMM/PPTpdf/1.pdfBTW: No Falcon-5 was ever ordered
For a west coast launch, should the east coast schedule have much of an impact on it? In April I don't see why they can not fit both in (or all three if one slips).For iridium they already need to be ramping up west coast launches. This needs to happen regardless of what is happening on the east coast.
Finlandís first satellite will be launched into space later in spring 2016.http://elec.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2016-03-02/"Spring 2016". I think May is more likely than April now.
Isn't WR shut down through August?
All of those launches will take place in bunches, because the base is slated to close down launch operations for six months this year while the launch systems are relocated into a new facility on base.