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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #640 on: 05/02/2017 07:19 pm »
A post on Reddit shows recent updates to the SpaceX manifest on the company web site.  For the added missions, we already have most of them on our manifest, the only one I'm not sure about is "Airbus Defense and Space" launching from Vandenberg.

Some missions were removed from the company manifest.  DragonLab is finally removed, as well as Intelsat FH launch.

The SARah satellites are built by Airbus Defense and Space, so the launch could be contracted for it.

I guess that would be SARah 1, and the OHB launch is SARah 2/3?

That looks likely

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #641 on: 05/02/2017 11:25 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #643 on: 05/03/2017 03:06 pm »
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Hearing SpaceX's next ISS resupply mission will be delayed until at least June 1, so no luck on a record three launches in the month of May.

https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/859785485207687170

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #644 on: 05/03/2017 10:45 pm »
The problem with updating the first post is you can't "like" it more than once.  ;D
It's great to see the "green streaks" growing.
One more tweak is to move FH to at least 60 days after LC-40 is supposed to be ready, or around October at the earliest.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #645 on: 05/08/2017 02:41 am »
[May 2, 2017] Airbus: GRACE-FO satellites get an earful
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The launch of the GRACE-FO twin satellites is scheduled between December 2017 and February 2018.

I got the impression from Iridium statements that this launch would be at the end of the constellation, guess we'll find out in 7-9 months.
« Last Edit: 05/08/2017 02:42 am by gongora »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #646 on: 05/08/2017 01:24 pm »
[May 2, 2017] Airbus: GRACE-FO satellites get an earful
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The launch of the GRACE-FO twin satellites is scheduled between December 2017 and February 2018.

I got the impression from Iridium statements that this launch would be at the end of the constellation, guess we'll find out in 7-9 months.

There is an interesting "launch window opens" count down timer to 09:00 UTC on December 8 on the mission homepage. Wonder what that is based on this far out...

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #647 on: 05/08/2017 02:21 pm »
[May 2, 2017] Airbus: GRACE-FO satellites get an earful
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The launch of the GRACE-FO twin satellites is scheduled between December 2017 and February 2018.

I got the impression from Iridium statements that this launch would be at the end of the constellation, guess we'll find out in 7-9 months.

There is an interesting "launch window opens" count down timer to 09:00 UTC on December 8 on the mission homepage. Wonder what that is based on this far out...

My guess (from experience): The web developer needed a date, so they picked a best guess date, once they have a date the launch window can be derived. They can always adjust as they get closer.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #648 on: 05/08/2017 06:08 pm »
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Added launch window for next Ariane 5 & the penultimate Delta 2 launch. Also: Falcon 9/BulgariaSat 1 set for June 15 https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #649 on: 05/08/2017 06:36 pm »
The general launch schedule thread was just updated to move Intelsat 35e to NET July, but this thread and the SFN schedule still have it as late June and Intelsat is listing it as Q2. What gives? Was there an update on this?

Can SpaceX even handle multiple launches in a week, one from Vandy and one from KSC?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #650 on: 05/08/2017 06:58 pm »
The general launch schedule thread was just updated to move Intelsat 35e to NET July, but this thread and the SFN schedule still have it as late June and Intelsat is listing it as Q2. What gives? Was there an update on this?

Can SpaceX even handle multiple launches in a week, one from Vandy and one from KSC?

I haven't seen an update but it wouldn't be surprising if Intelsat slipped a week.  We have 10 launches on the manifest through the end of August, it would be fairly impressive if all of those launched by the end of September.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #651 on: 05/10/2017 12:05 am »
The general launch schedule thread was just updated to move Intelsat 35e to NET July, but this thread and the SFN schedule still have it as late June and Intelsat is listing it as Q2. What gives? Was there an update on this?

Can SpaceX even handle multiple launches in a week, one from Vandy and one from KSC?

What would stop them from two in a day?
Don't think there is a constraint except for not simultaneously and people/rest issues.
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #652 on: 05/10/2017 12:24 am »
The general launch schedule thread was just updated to move Intelsat 35e to NET July, but this thread and the SFN schedule still have it as late June and Intelsat is listing it as Q2. What gives? Was there an update on this?

Can SpaceX even handle multiple launches in a week, one from Vandy and one from KSC?

What would stop them from two in a day?
Don't think there is a constraint except for not simultaneously and people/rest issues.

Doing TWO countdowns at once would take a lot of resources, they'd need multiple control rooms

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #653 on: 05/10/2017 05:01 am »
They have two in Hawthorne.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #654 on: 05/11/2017 01:42 pm »
It looks like BulgariaSat-1 will re-fly the B1029 core as reported by multiple sites, including this one.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #655 on: 05/11/2017 01:48 pm »
It looks like BulgariaSat-1 will re-fly the B1029 core as reported by multiple sites, including this one.

Yeah, this table has fallen behind on known core numbers including:
CRS-9: B1025
Echostar: B1030
NROL-76: B1032
Inmarsat: B1034
CRS-11: B1035
BulgariaSat: B1029

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #656 on: 05/11/2017 08:41 pm »
BulgariaSat: B1029
BulgariaSat: B1029.2!
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #657 on: 05/14/2017 02:19 pm »
Love the way everyone's talking about multiple launches per month but so far the average this year is one.  :)
Cheers
« Last Edit: 05/14/2017 02:21 pm by beancounter »
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #658 on: 05/14/2017 02:38 pm »
Love the way everyone's talking about multiple launches per month but so far the average this year is one.  :)
Cheers
Actually, they didn't RTF until half way through January. From Iridium-1 to the last launch with NROL-76 was 3.5 months, and they did 5 launches. Tomorrow it will be 6 launches in 4 months.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 4
« Reply #659 on: 05/14/2017 10:09 pm »
Ok fair enough, 1.5 per month average but hard to have half a launch so 1 or 2 depending on how you see things.
Cheers
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