Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-8 - Aug. 5, 2014 - LAUNCH Coverage  (Read 171700 times)

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LIVE UPDATE COVERAGE FOR THE ASIASAT-8 Launch.

T-0 0125E-0411E (Local time).

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THIS THREAD IS FOR UPDATES ONLY. ALL NON UPDATES WILL BE REMOVED.

L2 Information notes: Falcon 9 / ASIASAT-8 Launch August 5, 0125E-0325E. (Range Approved)

Resources:

Launch Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/08/spacex-falcon-9-v1-1-asiasat-8-launch/

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

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SpaceX GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions NOT specific to this mission.

SpaceX MISSIONS Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - this section is for everything specific to SpaceX missions.

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-8 DISCUSSION THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35211.0

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L2 Members:

L2 SpaceX Section - now a dedicated full section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

Dedicated L2 ASIASAT-8 Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=34750.0

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Per L2, the Static Fire will take place on July 29 (subject to change).
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L2 updates to July 30 for the test.
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29 July 2014

AsiaSat 8 Completed Encapsulation

The AsiaSat 8 spacecraft completed encapsulation into its payload fairing. The fairing stands 17.1 (5.2m) in diameter and 43 (13.1m) tall, ready for mating with Falcon 9, a two-stage rocket built by SpaceX.
 
Preparation for launch in early August is well under way.   
We are getting excited!

http://www.asiasat.com/asiasat/contentView.php?section=222&lang=0

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http://www.asiasat.com/asiasat/contentView.php?section=222&lang=0

That photo was taken in the SPIF.  Spacex reaped a substantial windfall by getting the SPIF for free and it seems that hangar extension as a payload processing facility may have been for naught (it still makes for a good fairing/upperstage mating facility).  Payload processing  and vehicle processing can be completely independent until integrated ops.
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http://www.asiasat.com/asiasat/contentView.php?section=222&lang=0

That photo was taken in the SPIF.  Spacex reaped a substantial windfall by getting the SPIF for free and it seems that hangar extension as a payload processing facility may have been for naught (it still makes for a good fairing/upperstage mating facility).  Payload processing  and vehicle processing can be completely independent until integrated ops.

What is a SPIF?  Where is it?  And how did SpaceX get it for free?

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Moving to the 5th, for 0125E-0325E (launch window extension being evaluated)
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Someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is the broadcast warning for this flight.
NAVAREA IV 596/2014 (11,26)

WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC. ROCKETS. 1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 050525Z TO 050751Z AUG, ALTERNATE 060525Z TO 060751Z AUG IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-36N 080-36W, 28-38N 080-35W, 28-39N 080-34W, 28-36N 080-33W, 28-30N 079-14W, 28-25N 078-23W, 28-22N 078-00W, 28-21N 078-00W, 28-30N 080-17W, 28-31N 080-29W, 28-29N 080-31W, 28-33N 080-37W. B. 27-59N 073-30W, 28-00N 072-54W, 27-41N 070-22W, 27-29N 069-41W, 27-15N 069-35W, 27-10N 069-53W, 27-10N 070-10W, 27-14N 070-41W, 27-33N 072-50W, 27-42N 073-23W, 27-50N 073-34W, 27-54N 073-34W. 2. CANCEL THIS MSG 060851Z AUG 14.

( 300831Z JUL 2014 )

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Someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is the broadcast warning for this flight.
[...]
Google MapsEngine format https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zp15b_P5ERVk.kxcfAb3Sl260

Looks like the first stage "recovery" area is further offshore, back to around where CRS-3 splashed down.  So no lofted trajectory here, and no boostback (not that we expected one).  Still might be possible to fish pieces of the stage from the sea, though; we'll have to keep an eye on boat activity in the region.

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Note too, the different launch azimuth for this GTO flight compared with both Orbcomm and Dragon. That in itself would change the position of the hazardous areas.
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Someone correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is the broadcast warning for this flight.
[...]
Google MapsEngine format https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zp15b_P5ERVk.kxcfAb3Sl260

Looks like the first stage "recovery" area is further offshore, back to around where CRS-3 splashed down.  So no lofted trajectory here, and no boostback (not that we expected one).  Still might be possible to fish pieces of the stage from the sea, though; we'll have to keep an eye on boat activity in the region.
I thought that this launch was not going to attempt recovery due to a lack for fuel?

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I thought that this launch was not going to attempt recovery due to a lack for fuel?

I expect they'll still burn to depletion whatever reserves are in the tank, and they'll get some amount of aero braking.  I didn't say "recovery", I said they might be able to fish pieces out of the ocean.
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I thought that this launch was not going to attempt recovery due to a lack for fuel?

I expect they'll still burn to depletion whatever reserves are in the tank, and they'll get some amount of aero braking.  I didn't say "recovery", I said they might be and to fish pieces out of the ocean.

I think they did the same thing during either SES-8 or Thaicom 6.

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rocket is vertical at the pad now

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Article updating via L2 on the path to launch and the upcoming Static Fire:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/07/falcon-9-static-fire-test-ahead-asiasat-8-mission/
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Static Fire has taken place.

And that's sourced, not some twitter account.
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Some pics of the Falcon roll-out and static fire.

Source: Asiasat's Asiasat-8 photo gallery (more pics on page !!)
http://www.asiasat.com/asiasat/contentView.php?section=235&lang=0
« Last Edit: 08/01/2014 08:03 am by Lewis007 »

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AsiaSat 8 Set for Launch from Cape Canaveral on 5 August

http://www.asiasat.com/asiasat/EN/upload/doc/pressrelease/news_e20140801.pdf

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Only 30% chance of weather violation. A lot better than I thought it would be.
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