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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #260 on: 08/02/2018 11:37 PM »
Do we have any idea how long SpaceX will need to switch 39A back and forth between F9 and FH as it currently stands?...  ???

DM-1 in early Nov and STP-2 in late Nov seems a possibility...  :-\

I believe I read it took 2 days to convert 39A from FH to F9 capability after the demo flight.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #261 on: 08/06/2018 01:12 AM »
the launch schedule thread says this launch is now early December, what's the source for that ?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #262 on: 08/06/2018 03:45 AM »
the launch schedule thread says this launch is now early December, what's the source for that ?

To what “launch schedule thread” are you referring?
The public SpaceX Manifest Thread still says 2018-11.
Although my suspicion is that a slip to December is probable...
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #263 on: 08/06/2018 04:46 AM »
the launch schedule thread says this launch is now early December, what's the source for that ?

To what “launch schedule thread” are you referring?
The public SpaceX Manifest Thread still says 2018-11.
Although my suspicion is that a slip to December is probable...

It's this one: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=8184.1840
This is probably a misread of the "FPIP chart" made by smoliarm as that wasn't meant to be accurate.

Updated FPIP:


https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43418.0;attach=1502409;sess=17024
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #264 on: 08/06/2018 05:49 AM »
the launch schedule thread says this launch is now early December, what's the source for that ?

To what “launch schedule thread” are you referring?
The public SpaceX Manifest Thread still says 2018-11.
Although my suspicion is that a slip to December is probable...

It's this one: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=8184.1840
This is probably a misread of the "FPIP chart" made by smoliarm as that wasn't meant to be accurate.

Updated FPIP:


https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43418.0;attach=1502409;sess=17024

Ah
We are, as they say, “in violent agreement”.
With SpaceX DM-1 said to have to wait until November, it is a reasonable assumption that STP-2 will slip into December.
But that’s all it is, a reasonable assumption. 
Let’s hope for an announcement soon.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #265 on: 08/06/2018 07:50 AM »
Given DM- is big held up by other schedules, couldn't STP-2 move to the left and go first?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #266 on: 08/06/2018 03:49 PM »
Given DM- is big held up by other schedules, couldn't STP-2 move to the left and go first?

Because I imagine the former is a higher priority for Space X than the latter.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #267 on: 08/06/2018 04:14 PM »
Given DM- is big held up by other schedules, couldn't STP-2 move to the left and go first?

If STP-2 was able to move left then it probably wouldn't have moved right in the first place.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #268 on: 08/07/2018 10:52 AM »
Given DM- is big held up by other schedules, couldn't STP-2 move to the left and go first?

If STP-2 was able to move left then it probably wouldn't have moved right in the first place.

Depends whether we're talking absolute left and right (i.e. calendar dates) or just relative left and right (i.e. order of missions). STP-2 probably can't move very far to the left in absolute terms, but it could conceivably stay at the same NET date whilst the DM slips rightwards past it due to ISS scheduling constraints.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : November 2018
« Reply #269 on: 08/07/2018 03:18 PM »
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201808030023.aspx
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Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The FormoSat-7 satellite group, a U.S.-Taiwan collaboration that could be launched by the end of this year, will greatly improve the world's typhoon prediction capabilities, the deputy head of the Central Weather Bureau said Friday.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/08/04/2003697944
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While Lai said that Formosat-7 would be delivered to the US at the end of next month, agency officials appeared more reserved about its launch schedule, which has been postponed several times.
The satellite cluster will most likely be launched next year, Lin said, adding that the actual date has yet to be determined.
As Formosat-7’s launch is managed by the US Air Force and US company SpaceX, the NSPO can only wait for notification two months prior to launch, he said.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : NET 30 Nov, 2018
« Reply #270 on: 08/08/2018 09:35 PM »
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Jason Davis • August 8, 2018
LightSail 2 updates: Launch date slips, environmental test complete, new video released

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft has proved it can withstand the rigors of launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, the powerhouse rocket that will carry it into orbit. But that ride to space won't happen until at least November 30, as SpaceX works through a list of other payloads in line to fly first.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/lightsail-2-launch-nov30.html

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : NET end of Nov., 2018
« Reply #271 on: 09/05/2018 03:20 PM »
STP-2 NET March 2019 per Teslarati.
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Currently NET March 2019 as well, SpaceX’s third dedicated USAF launch – STP-2 on Falcon Heavy – is being set up primarily to help the USAF certify SpaceX’s newest heavy-lift rocket for national security launches.
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-second-usaf-mission-december-gps-satellite-launch-target/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : NET end of Nov., 2018
« Reply #272 on: 09/05/2018 03:43 PM »
STP-2 NET March 2019 per Teslarati.
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Currently NET March 2019 as well, SpaceX’s third dedicated USAF launch – STP-2 on Falcon Heavy – is being set up primarily to help the USAF certify SpaceX’s newest heavy-lift rocket for national security launches.
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-second-usaf-mission-december-gps-satellite-launch-target/
Pretty sure that was sourced based on this forum post. I could be wrong though.
A question mark is not needed
STP-2 is NET March 2019

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Re: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : STP-2 : LC-39A : NET end of Nov., 2018
« Reply #273 on: 10/30/2018 05:14 AM »
STP-2 NET March 2019 per Teslarati.
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Currently NET March 2019 as well, SpaceX’s third dedicated USAF launch – STP-2 on Falcon Heavy – is being set up primarily to help the USAF certify SpaceX’s newest heavy-lift rocket for national security launches.
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-second-usaf-mission-december-gps-satellite-launch-target/
Pretty sure that was sourced based on this forum post. I could be wrong though.
A question mark is not needed
STP-2 is NET March 2019

Sorry, just saw this. Comga's comment cued me to ask a friend and they corroborated with "Q1/Q2". No reason to question Comga's NET, as such.

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