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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #100 on: 12/13/2018 07:08 am »
And speaking of names, SpaceIL has just tweeted the name of their lunar lander, chosen after a competition.  The lander was referred to as Sparrow since the team joined GLXP.  Now it has a new name, Beresheet, meaning 'In the beginning' or 'Genesis'.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #101 on: 12/14/2018 12:46 am »
And speaking of names, SpaceIL has just tweeted the name of their lunar lander, chosen after a competition.  The lander was referred to as Sparrow since the team joined GLXP.  Now it has a new name, Beresheet, meaning 'In the beginning' or 'Genesis'.
To be completely correct:
Hebrew: בראשית (transliteration: Beresheet)
English: Genesis

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #102 on: 12/14/2018 01:08 am »
And speaking of names, SpaceIL has just tweeted the name of their lunar lander, chosen after a competition.  The lander was referred to as Sparrow since the team joined GLXP.  Now it has a new name, Beresheet, meaning 'In the beginning' or 'Genesis'.

Actually, it’s not or Genesis as much as from Genesis, the first of the “five Books of Moses”, the Jewish Torah.
In fact, it is THE very first word.
and a great new name.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #103 on: 12/14/2018 05:19 am »
Beresheet is not only the first word of the first book of the Torah, it is the name of the first book, because those first five books take their names from their first word or words.  Genesis is the Greek word meaning the same thing.  Anyhoo, basically we are all correct, and yes, this is a very appropriate name for a first lunar mission from Israel, particularly since there is now some talk of further missions, which SpaceIL had originally not planned.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #104 on: 12/14/2018 01:57 pm »
Thanks, Phil, RH117, and Comga for the informative posts!
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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #105 on: 12/17/2018 01:34 pm »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #107 on: 12/18/2018 11:42 pm »
Do we know what other payloads apart from the SpaceIL lander are flying on this under the GTO-1/Spaceflight umbrella?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #108 on: 12/18/2018 11:48 pm »
Do we know what other payloads apart from the SpaceIL lander are flying on this under the GTO-1/Spaceflight umbrella?
Spaceflight payloads have yet to be disclosed although some undisclosed US Govt payloads are expected to fly in the same timeframe.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #109 on: 12/19/2018 05:39 am »
Looks like the Engineer's preferred landing site:  flattest parking lot on the Moon...

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #110 on: 12/20/2018 01:51 am »
If you saved that landing site map, I just updated it and corrected a mistake.

The landing site is on a magnetic anomaly.

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An SSL-built satellite that will provide broadband in Indonesia just arrived at the SpaceX launch base in Cape Canaveral. We wrote this blog about the satellite, Nusantara Satu, in anticipation of the upcoming launch.

Innovative Satellite to Improve Broadband Connectivity in Indonesia Arrives at the Cape for Launch

Written By: Wendy Lewis, Sr. Director of Communications, SSL, a Maxar Technologies Company

After more than a week on the road, the innovative communications satellite we built for Indonesian satellite operator, PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) has arrived safely at the SpaceX launch base in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Scheduled for launch early next year, Nusantara Satu, previously called PSN VI, will provide voice, data and video distribution service throughout South East Asia, and it includes Indonesia’s first High Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload. SSL is a leader in HTS technology and built more broadband capacity on orbit today than any other satellite manufacturer.

In addition to this being a high-performance, multi-mission satellite, it features a rideshare service and our next-generation solar electric propulsion system. SSL collaborated with rideshare provider Spaceflight to aggregate additional payloads that will accompany Nusantara Satu to orbit.

I talked to our Group President, Dario Zamarian and he called out these innovations:

SSL and PSN share a commitment to developing spacecraft that provide robust service for mission-critical applications. Nusantara Satu benefits from multiple SSL innovations including our next-generation electric propulsion system. SSL was able to help reduce the cost of launch for our customer by enabling the satellite to perform orbit raising for an additional payload.

As an important part of the infrastructure that improves broadband connectivity in Indonesia, Nusantara Satu will help build a better world. It acts as a vital link for remote islands and villages to access emergency services, educational opportunities, and other benefits of internet connectivity. In addition to providing broadband service, the satellite’s C-band and Ku-band transponders will be used for voice and data communications and video distribution throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

SSL procured the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on behalf of PSN and worked together with Spaceflight and SpaceX to enable a unique mission that puts one payload into a trajectory toward the moon prior to the satellite bringing an additional payload to its orbit above the geostationary arc. To reduce the cost of launch for PSN, the satellite was designed for a shared launch.

PSN is the first private satellite telecommunications company in Indonesia and a leading Asian provider of a full range of satellite-based telecommunication services.

The CEO of PSN, Adi Rahman Adiwoso commented on the satellite and working with SSL. He said:

Nusantara Satu satellite is a very important infrastructure for Indonesia. As the first Indonesian High Throughput Satellite, it is another monumental step for PSN to realize its dream and carry on its commitment to provide broadband services across the vast archipelago of Indonesia. Therefore, PSN has selected SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, since both companies share an aligned goal of bringing far-reaching technology to improve lives and create new opportunities for economic growth in remote regions.

Now that the satellite is at launch base, we are looking forward to seeing it lift off soon!

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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #112 on: 12/22/2018 12:59 am »
SSL has a few commercial GEO sats launching in 2019, but I'm guessing there's a good chance this is for PSN VI.

https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/files/PSN_NOAA_License_Summary.pdf
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Summary of Private Land Remote-Sensing Space System License

As required under 15 C.F.R. § 960.5(b), Space Systems/Loral, LL (“SSL”) hereby provides the following summary of the private land remote-sensing space system license that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) issued to SSL on August 8, 2018.

(1) The name, mailing address and telephone number of the licensee and any affiliates or subsidiaries
Space Systems/Loral, LLC
3825 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 852-4000
www.sslmda.com

(2) A general description of the system, its orbit(s) and the type of data to be acquired.
The relevant NOAA license allows SSL to obtain in-space self-imagery of local spacecraft operations. SSL plans to operate its Spacecraft Imaging System (SIS) on a commercial geosynchronous satellite to launch in 2019. This system of ground controlled high resolution cameras will provide specific imagery of early flight operations to verify appendage deployments and hosted payload activities. These in-space views will support confirming the health and safety of the primary satellite as well as any hosted payloads. Camera operations will be terminated prior to handing the satellite over to SSL’s customer.
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Innovative Satellite to Improve Broadband Connectivity in Indonesia Arrives at the Cape for Launch
By: Wendy Lewis, Sr. Director of Communications, SSL

Posted on Dec 20, 2018

After more than a week on the road, the innovative communications satellite we built for Indonesian satellite operator, PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) has arrived safely at the SpaceX launch base in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Scheduled for launch early next year, Nusantara Satu, previously called PSN VI, will provide voice, data and video distribution service throughout South East Asia, and it includes Indonesia’s first High Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload. SSL is a leader in HTS technology and built more broadband capacity on orbit today than any other satellite manufacturer.

In addition to this being a high-performance, multi-mission satellite, it features a rideshare service and our next-generation solar electric propulsion system. SSL collaborated with rideshare provider Spaceflight to aggregate additional payloads that will accompany Nusantara Satu to orbit.

I talked to our Group President, Dario Zamarian and he called out these innovations:

SSL and PSN share a commitment to developing spacecraft that provide robust service for mission-critical applications. Nusantara Satu benefits from multiple SSL innovations including our next-generation electric propulsion system. SSL was able to help reduce the cost of launch for our customer by enabling the satellite to perform orbit raising for an additional payload.

As an important part of the infrastructure that improves broadband connectivity in Indonesia, Nusantara Satu will help build a better world. It acts as a vital link for remote islands and villages to access emergency services, educational opportunities, and other benefits of internet connectivity. In addition to providing broadband service, the satellite’s C-band and Ku-band transponders will be used for voice and data communications and video distribution throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

SSL procured the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on behalf of PSN and worked together with Spaceflight and SpaceX to enable a unique mission that puts one payload into a trajectory toward the moon prior to the satellite bringing an additional payload to its orbit above the geostationary arc. To reduce the cost of launch for PSN, the satellite was designed for a shared launch.

PSN is the first private satellite telecommunications company in Indonesia and a leading Asian provider of a full range of satellite-based telecommunication services.

The CEO of PSN, Adi Rahman Adiwoso commented on the satellite and working with SSL. He said:

Nusantara Satu satellite is a very important infrastructure for Indonesia. As the first Indonesian High Throughput Satellite, it is another monumental step for PSN to realize its dream and carry on its commitment to provide broadband services across the vast archipelago of Indonesia. Therefore, PSN has selected SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, since both companies share an aligned goal of bringing far-reaching technology to improve lives and create new opportunities for economic growth in remote regions.

Now that the satellite is at launch base, we are looking forward to seeing it lift off soon!

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The launch-mass of Nusantara Satu alone is 4735 kg.

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Spesifikasi Satelit

Satelit Indonesia pertama dengan teknologi HTS
Nusantara Satu

Satellite Name :
Nusantara Satu/PSN VI

Manufacturer :
SSL, USA

Platform :
SSL-1300

Orbital Position :
146 East

Life Time :
15 years

Transponder :
26 C-band
12 Ext C-band
8 Ku-band spot beams

Launch Mass :
4.735 Kg

Launch Date :
February 2019

Launch Provider :
Space-X, USA

https://psn.co.id/nsatu/

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The launch-mass of Nusantara Satu alone is 4735 kg.
...
https://psn.co.id/nsatu/

That page is showing a February 18 launch date.  (I'm also not entirely sure what launch mass means in this case.)
If I looked at that right (and I haven't had coffee yet so maybe I didn't) then the countdown shows a launch around 9pm EST on Feb 17 (2am UTC/9am in Jakarta on 18th).
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Re: SpaceX F9 : PSN VI/Spaceflight GTO-1/SpaceIL : Feb. 13, 2019
« Reply #117 on: 01/13/2019 05:57 pm »
The name of satellite will be rebranded as Nusantara Satu. Estimated launch date 13th Feb 19 at 9.15 PM Jakarta time. Count down from their website: psn.co.id/ctn1

I looked back at this page and it now shows the shipping route from SSL to the Cape.
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10 Dec: PSN has stopped for the night in Mettler, CA. 
11 Dec: PSN stopped for the night in Blythe, CA. 
12 Dec: PSN has stopped for the night in Wilcox, NM. 
13 Dec: PSN has stopped for the night in Van Horn, TX. 
14 Dec: PSN has stopped for the night in Sonora, TX. 
15 Dec: PSN has stopped for the night just west of Houston. 
16 Dec: PSN stopped for the night in Slidell, LA.
17 Dec: PSN stopped for the night in Tallahassee, FL. 
19 Dec: PSN stopped for the night in St. Augustine, FL. They will sit there through Wednesday, allowing the offsite Ops team time to clean and move the MGSE into the high bay ahead of the spacecraft arrival. PSN is currently scheduled to arrive at SpaceX on Thursday at approximately 10am. Temp and humidity remain in spec with no issues to report. 
20 Dec: PSN spent the day safely in St. Augustine, FL. They will depart the truck stop tomorrow after the morning curfew to arrive at SpaceX at approximately 10am. Temp and humidity remain in spec with no issues to report.

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SpaceX nears Falcon 9 lunar rideshare launch as main satellite arrives in FL

By Eric Ralph Posted on January 15, 2019

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-falcon-9-lunar-rideshare-launch-prime-payload-florida-arrival/

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