Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Hispasat 30W-6 (1F) : March 6, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 85005 times)

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One minute to separation.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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S/C Sep!

ARTICLE update:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/03/spacex-50-falcon-9-heavy-hispasat-launch/ - by William Graham

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Separation!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Wrapping up coverage. SpaceX has job openings.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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That's a wrap from Planet Earth!
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Hispasat 30W-6 satellite deployment

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mission replay (both Hosted and Net)

HISPASAT 30W-6 Mission

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Streamed live 1 hour ago

SpaceX is targeting a Falcon 9 launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) on Tuesday, March 6 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The two-hour launch window opens at 12:33 a.m. EST, or 5:33 UTC. The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite will be deployed approximately 33 minutes after launch.
A two-hour backup launch window opens on Wednesday, March 7 at 12:33 a.m. EST, or 5:33 UTC.
SpaceX will not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to unfavorable weather conditions in the recovery area off of Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpfrp-GMKKM?t=001

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Manufacturer @sslmda confirms signal acquisition of @Hispasat 30W-6; mission success for 50th @spacex Falcon 9.
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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SpaceX successfully launched HispaSat into space tonight. This is a single 6-minute long exposure image of first and second stage burns. I was about 5 miles from the launch pad. #spacex #falcon9 @spacex @Teslarati @elonmusk

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Very proud of the SpaceX team! Can’t believe it’s been fifty Falcon 9 launches already. Just ten years ago, we couldn’t even reach orbit with little Falcon 1.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/970914681069039617?s=21

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Falcon 9’s nine Merlin 1D engines propel it and Hispasat 30W-6 from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral. What an incredible display of power.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/970915854367019008
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Even closer shot

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Night Launch. Falcon 9 pushes Hispasat 30W-6 to a geostationary transfer orbit, the largest GTO sat SpaceX has flown to date. A sneak peak at some rocket nectar..... but sleep. 450fps footage attempt was success, more soon. #SpaceX #Falcon9 @SpaceX @Elonmusk

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SSL 1 min · Facebook

Hispasat 30W-6 is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. SSL values our partnership with Hispasat, and their continued support in adopting next-generation space technologies.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Beautiful

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Just look at that color! Beautiful night launch of Hispasat 30W-6 with illuminated Merlin plume curl @elonmusk @spaceX Wider photo from my sound activated remote camera #SpaceX #Falcon9

https://twitter.com/timelapsejunkie/status/971013381711900672

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SSL 1 min · Facebook

Hispasat 30W-6 is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. SSL values our partnership with Hispasat, and their continued support in adopting next-generation space technologies.

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Commercial Satellite Built by Maxar Technologies’ SSL Successfully Begins On-Orbit Operations, Demonstrating Leadership in New Space Economy
Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan following its launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

Palo Alto, Calif. - March 6, 2018 - SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, announced today that the advanced Hispasat 30W-6 satellite, previously called Hispasat 1F, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan, demonstrating Maxar’s leadership in the new space economy. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It will begin firing its main thruster tomorrow to propel toward its final geostationary orbit. The satellite incorporates technical innovations that will help reduce mass and improve performance, resulting in an enhanced business case for satellite communications.

“The advances on Hispasat 30W-6 represent our strong commitment to providing customers with next-generation spacecraft flexibility, reliability, and value,” said Dario Zamarian, group president, SSL. “Thanks to the teams at HISPASAT, SpaceX, and SSL for making this mission a success.”

SSL and Hispasat worked together to include key developments on Hispasat 30W-6, which has a primary mission of providing communications services in Europe the Americas and north of Africa.  It carries a state-of-the-art photonics receiver, which will prove the value of using the advanced technology for photonic frequency conversion and routing of radio frequency signals within the communications satellite. The photonics receiver demonstration, provided under technology partnership between SSL and DAS Photonics, replaces traditional microwave components with optical, solid-state components to demonstrate an integrated photonic solution. In the future, this technology will enable enhanced payload performance, greater architecture flexibility, and very high throughput satellite solutions.

“Hispasat 30W-6 is the fourth satellite that SSL has provided to our company, and expands our services offerings and capacity in the covered regions,” said Carlos Espinós, chief executive officer at HISPASAT. “SSL continues to deliver reliable satellite solutions with cutting edge advances that improve our business case and help to enable future space systems and missions.”

https://sslmda.com/html/pressreleases/2018-03-06-Commercial-Satellite-Built-by-Maxar-Technologies-SSL-Successfully-Begins-On-Orbit-Operations-Demonstrating-Leadership-in-New-Space-Economy.php

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Two objects related to today's #Falcon9 launch tracked in a sub-GTO orbit
2018-023A: 184 x 22,261 km, 26.97°
2018-023C: 186 x 22,215 km, 26.92°
https://twitter.com/Spaceflight101/status/971074423108358144
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Hispasat launch license
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Edit/Lar: shortened link
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Clarification from Chris G, the second assumed object (23B) is NOT the second stage.

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/971187046160183296

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2018-23A - HispaSat
2018-23B - unknown
2028 [Did he mean 2018?]-23C - F9 second stage

EDIT: Added the fact that it's only an assumption.
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