Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2  (Read 81871 times)

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

ALL Launch Coverage for ALL Launches is Sponsored by ATK:



Falcon 9 / ASIASAT-6 Launch September 7. 0050E-0405E.

Attempt 1 Delay Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/08/spacex-delay-asiasat-6-launch/

Next Attempt Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/spacex-weekend-launch-asiasat-6/

Resources:

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.

Attempt 1 Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35317.0

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 DISCUSSION THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27985.0

Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35358.0

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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-6 Threads:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35278.0
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35484.0

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Reminder: You need to be logged into the forum for during the latter part of the countdown, through to about 30 mins post-mission:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31697.0
« Last Edit: 09/06/2014 08:40 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #1 on: 09/03/2014 08:45 pm »
Forecast: http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf

Edit: Final Forecast (Issued Sept 5)
« Last Edit: 09/06/2014 12:07 pm by corrodedNut »

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Article for the realigned attempts:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/spacex-weekend-launch-asiasat-6/

(And we hear it could be the 7th now, but let's wait for solid info. This gets weak when it turns into twitter rumors).
« Last Edit: 09/04/2014 02:19 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #3 on: 09/04/2014 01:50 pm »
I think this is an update only thread, folks.

Please use the discussion threads for questions or other comments that aren't directly an update  (some posts moved to the discussion thread just now)
« Last Edit: 09/04/2014 01:56 pm by Lar »
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Now confirmed as September 7 (0050E-0405E) as the unofficial target. It's on L2 range documentation, but SpaceX isn't saying anything yet.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #5 on: 09/06/2014 04:19 am »
Hey, we got a Sunday 12:35AM EDT launch coverage start time on the SpaceX livestream page with the countdown clock running.
  Livestream link

thanks QuantamG for the correction
« Last Edit: 09/06/2014 04:30 am by Zed_Noir »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #6 on: 09/06/2014 11:41 am »
AsiaSat press release:

AsiaSat 6 Launch Reschedules to 7 September at Cape Canaveral:

http://www.asiasat.com/asiasat/EN/upload/doc/pressrelease/news_e20140906.pdf

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Looking at about an hour or so to rollout, based on the previous - then aborted - launch day.

Vehicle rolled out earlier.

Probably going to be really quiet once that happens, unless there's an issue (which no one wants). Remember to use the discussion and party threads.

And of course, despite the time of launch, we still expect to be very, very busy - because it's SpaceX. As such, you need to be logged in to the forum to access it during the main part for the countdown and through to post launch.

Explained here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=31697.0
« Last Edit: 09/06/2014 06:51 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #8 on: 09/06/2014 07:38 pm »
Phase II lightning warning just issued.
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William Graham's extensive launch preview and mission overview article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/spacex-falcon-9-asiasat-6-mission/

Make sure you share it on social media, or I'll be knocking on your door's asking why you haven't! ;)

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #10 on: 09/07/2014 12:41 am »
Going to be an active night/morning
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #11 on: 09/07/2014 02:50 am »
Conditions are currently NO-GO, thick clouds. Expected to clear as the night progresses.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #12 on: 09/07/2014 03:42 am »
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/508457119037681665

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Launch in ~1.5 hours if weather clears. Lightning tower struck earlier, but no effect on rocket or satellite http://t.co/AWdx9LsFZt

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #13 on: 09/07/2014 03:51 am »
Weathers currently GO:

https://twitter.com/S101_Live
« Last Edit: 09/07/2014 03:53 am by jamesh9000 »

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Level 2 data from the National Weather Service Radar out of Melbourne still showing thick clouds between 3 and 20 kft. No precipitation though.
« Last Edit: 09/07/2014 04:02 am by wxmeddler »

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Right then folks, should be about five minutes from a webcast and group loop. Then we can cover this as a live event.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #16 on: 09/07/2014 04:32 am »
Launch Update

T-0 now targeted for 1:00am EDT, to allow weather to finish clearing. Webcast begins at ~12:40am EDT.
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Getting set up.
« Last Edit: 09/07/2014 04:39 am by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #18 on: 09/07/2014 04:42 am »
Cue the funky music :)
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ASIASAT-6 - LAUNCH ATTEMPT 2
« Reply #19 on: 09/07/2014 04:42 am »
Video addresses:

Livestream: http://new.livestream.com/spacex/events/3266215
Youtube:

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