Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ABS-3A/Eutelsat 115 West B - SLC-40 - March 1 2015  (Read 119259 times)

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Launch Coverage for the SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 mission with ABS-3A/Eutelsat 115 West B!

All posts need to be updates only.

Static Fire - Pre-Launch:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/02/legless-falcon-9-static-fire-ahead-launch/

Launch Overview - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/03/spacex-falcon-9-debut-dual-satellite-mission/

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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.

Space Falcon 9 v1.1 - ABS-3A/Eutelsat 115 West B - DISCUSSION THREAD:
forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36065.0

ABS-3A/Eutelsat 115 West B Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36784.0

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L2 Members:

L2 SpaceX Section - Dedicated ALL VEHICLES (through to BFR/MCT) full section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0

Dedicated L2 SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - ABS-3A/Eutelsat 115 West B - Coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36795.0

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UPDATES ONLY in this thread. Discussion and Party threads for everything else.
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And to kick this off, L2's SLC-40 flow has the Static Fire as a NET of Feb. 22 (now NET 24). Now that will likely "slip" - or "realigned" (fairer word) - naturally, based on what is will likely be a slip of the launch date target to early March, but the fact they have (had) a schedule placeholder for Feb 22 (now NET 24) is showing good signs of increased pad turnaround (still is).

The SpaceX Cape guys (*waves at the ones here*) are certainly hitting a stride!
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« Last Edit: 02/22/2015 02:28 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »

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As we've been expecting for some time now, the launch date has now officially changed to March 1 (2249-2334L) - pending Range Approval.

FRR today (Monday) to allow for Static Fire test tomorrow (Tuesday) now Wednesday - but that's subject to change as always.
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Static Fire preps now taking place, so this is on for today. Will report when we hear of a static fire (hopefully will have an article drafted and ready to go, covering an EVA at the same - fun day! ;D )

Sorry mods, updates only....will post again pending confirmation of ignition :)
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Static Fire complete, confirmation via L2. Happened earlier in the hour (visible) but waited for confirmation.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/02/legless-falcon-9-static-fire-ahead-launch/
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Press release from Eutelsat:

Paris, Mexico City, 26 February 2015 – EUTELSAT 115 West B, the first all-electric satellite for Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL), is scheduled for launch by SpaceX using the Falcon 9 rocket on 1 March (22.49 – 23.34 EST, 03.49 - 04.34 UTC). Built by Boeing Defense and Space, Eutelsat’s latest satellite arrived in Cape Canaveral on 25 January.

Equipped with 12 C-band and 34 Ku-band transponders connected to four service areas, EUTELSAT 115 West B will extend reach of the Americas to markets in Alaska and Canada, replacing the EUTELSAT 115 West A satellite that operates in inclined orbit at 114.9° West. The new satellite will focus in particular on serving clients providing data services, including broadband access, cellular backhaul, VSAT solutions and social connectivity.

Patricio Northland, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, said: “The launch of the next-generation EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite is a milestone that will position us as a major satellite operator across the continent. It will transform the 114.9° West orbital position that is already a neighbourhood of choice for fast-growing high-speed data and mobility markets in North and South America.”

Using electric propulsion for in-orbit raising, EUTELSAT 115 West B will enter service in the fourth quarter of 2015. It will be followed into orbit later this year by the all-electric EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite that will be located at 117° West to boost capacity for Latin America broadcast markets.

The third pillar in Eutelsat’s expansion in the Americas will be EUTELSAT 65 West A that is scheduled for launch in 2016 in advance of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It will feature high-power coverage of Brazil and Latin America in C, Ku and Ka-bands.

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 34 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.

Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.

Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com
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Updated the article with L2 note that the Eastern Range has range approved, with a window refined slightly to 22:50 through 23:32 Eastern.
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ABS/Eutelsat-1 Mission SpaceX factsheet (pdf attachment). 

http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/abs-eutelsatfactsheet.pdf
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Launch forecast: http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf

Launch day probability of violation: 30% (clouds), as of 0900L 28 Feb

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Livestream broadcast link is now on: http://new.livestream.com/spacex/events/3843470

Youtube live broadcast link will be added here when it is available.  ;)
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Falcon 9 and her payload are erect on the pad: https://vine.co/v/O2ELVPT5QEY
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#Falcon9 now vertical in advance of tomorrow night's launch attempt. Window opens 10:50pm ET http://www.spacex.com/webcast 

Hmm...this happened a little bit earlier than I expected - over one day to T-0!
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"Falcon 9 and the ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B satellites are vertical in advance of tonight's launch attempt. Launch window opens at 10:50 p.m. EST -- live launch webcast begins here at 10:30 p.m. EST."

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

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Updated launch forecast here: http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf

Launch day probability of violation: 30% (clouds), as of 1700L 1 Mar

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