Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Es’hail-2 : NET Nov, 2018 : KSC 39A - DISCUSSION  (Read 19519 times)

Offline Michael Baylor

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SFN is also reporting NET August for Es'hail. I would agree that this looks very unlikely at this point based on the lack of FCC permits.
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

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SFN is also reporting NET August for Es'hail. I would agree that this looks very unlikely at this point based on the lack of FCC permits.
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

it has a great amateur radio payload on it....my 4 meter dish is ready :)

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SFN is also reporting NET August for Es'hail. I would agree that this looks very unlikely at this point based on the lack of FCC permits.
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

No more
As of today SFN says "4th Quarter Falcon 9 • Es’hail 2"
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Es'hailSat confirmed a Q4 2018 NET earlier today.

https://twitter.com/eshailsat/status/1024898547165093890

Edit: just realized that "NET earlier today" is sneaky lil' palindrome :)
« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 05:48 PM by vaporcobra »

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The flight for Es'hail 2

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Launch Photography seems to suggest that Es'hail 2 will be the next Falcon launch from Florida. So if the satellite is shipped in early October, the launch could probably happen sometime in the first half of November, before CRS-16.

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This flight and CRS-16 might be from different pads.  There was an FCC filing for a launch from 39A (which doesn't guarantee it's from 39A, but that seems to be the plan when it was filed.)

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This flight and CRS-16 might be from different pads.  There was an FCC filing for a launch from 39A (which doesn't guarantee it's from 39A, but that seems to be the plan when it was filed.)
Launch Photography confirms this will launch from 39A:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral will launch the Es'Hail-2 communication
satellite for Qatar from pad 39A on November TBD.

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SpaceX opened media accreditation for it just now for November.
« Last Edit: 10/04/2018 10:51 PM by Chris Bergin »

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The flight for Es'hail 2

A heads-up to our Space Coast plane-spotters to BOLO for an An-124 arriving/departing from Space Coast Regional Airport.

(Assuming that "Titusville" is specific, and not a delivery to the somewhere else in the vicinity, such as the SLF at the Space Center, or the former "Skid Strip" at the Air Force Base.)
« Last Edit: 10/10/2018 07:27 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Es'hailSat confirmed a Q4 2018 NET earlier today.

https://twitter.com/eshailsat/status/1024898547165093890

Edit: just realized that "NET earlier today" is sneaky lil' palindrome :)
Actually... it's a recursive acronym like GNU  (GNU's Not Unix).
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http://www.arrl.org/news/amsat-dl-symposium-hears-update-on-es-hail-2-geostationary-satellite

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Es’hail-2 is set to go into space this fall or early winter aboard a SpaceX vehicle; a specific launch date is not available.

Does that sound like it is slipping later than
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
'November TBD' ?

(both date Oct 4)

Different launch pad so suppose it could be quite close in time to CRS-16's planned 27th Nov.

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Looks like this satellite was delivered to the Cape a couple days ago.  (The email account where I get my alerts wasn't updating for some reason.)
« Last Edit: 10/11/2018 02:26 AM by gongora »

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