Author Topic: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - JCSAT-16 - SLC-40 - August 14, 2016 - UPDATES  (Read 125125 times)

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UPDATE ONLY THREAD for Falcon 9 with JCSAT-16

August 14, 0126-0326L.

Static Fire August 10.

S1 now at the Cape.

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Discussion Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40373.0

Party Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40089.msg1520968#msg1520968

ASDS Threads:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=66.0

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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http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions NOT specific to this mission.

SpaceX MISSIONS Forum Section:
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L2 Section for this mission:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=40768.0

L2 SpaceX Section:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=60.0
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@sslmda: JCSAT-16 is our second satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT that will launch via @SpaceX this year!

https://twitter.com/sslmda/status/756553387726872576

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 SSL DELIVERS COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE FOR SKY PERFECT JSAT TO CAPE CANAVERAL LAUNCH BASE

PALO ALTO, Calif. – July 13, 2016 — Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that the JCSAT-16 satellite, which it designed and built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The satellite, which is currently being prepared for launch, will function as an in-orbit back-up that will ensure stability for existing services and further strengthen the foundations of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation’s business.

“JCSAT-16 will be our second satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT to launch this year,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “It has been an honor to work together with our Japanese colleagues to build this satellite that has the flexibility to meet the demand for a variety of missions, and we look forward to collaborating on the launch.”   

JCSAT-16 is an 8.5-kW satellite designed to serve the Japanese market from multiple orbital locations. It is a multi-mission Ku- and Ka-band satellite, which will provide service for video distribution, data transfer communications, and fleet redundancy.

“When launched, JCSAT-16 will provide us with the flexibility to reinforce our growing fleet as needed, ensuring the highest level of reliability for our customers,” said Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT. “SSL has been an excellent partner in support of our fleet expansion and we are pleased to hear that the satellite has safely arrived at the launch base in Cape Canaveral, Florida.”

JCSAT-16 is based on the highly flexible SSL 1300 platform, which has the capability to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. SSL is also building JCSAT-15, which is also scheduled to launch in 2016.
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SpaceX - JCSAT-16 Arrives at Cape 07-26-2016

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Per L2 KSC/Cape Planning (subject to change, per NET targets - heck they even moved one up this year, and so on):

NET August 14, 0126-0326L. 24 hour delay will result in the same window on the 15.

Static Fire target is August 10.

Remember, this thread is only for pure updates. Please use the already-heavy discussion and related threads for this mission for everything else. :)
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State of play for the next two missions. All on track still with this mission:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/spacex-falcon-9-preparation-jcsat-16-amos-6/
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Still NET Wednesday for the Static Fire, but as always we wait until the LV is out on SLC-40 to know if they are going for it on that day.
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Still NET Wednesday for the Static Fire, but as always we wait until the LV is out on SLC-40 to know if they are going for it on that day.

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Without clicking through, that could be read as referring to the static fire.  Here's the full quote:

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Falcon 9 forecast 90% "go" for 1:26am EDT Sunday launch of #JCSAT16 from Cape Canaveral.

https://twitter.com/flatoday_jdean/status/763451372616450048
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Here's the forecast:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10% Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20% Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule
« Last Edit: 08/11/2016 12:24 pm by jacqmans »

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Article for the upcoming static fire....still expected today (well tonight). Putting it on now as pre-firing (and with a short round up) and will update when SpaceX confirm a good firing....which may be past my bed time (and I'm sick as a dog today - #excuses), so if you see the tweet, please post. ;D

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/spacex-static-fire-test-jcsat-16s-falcon-9/
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They are preparing for prop loading, so we can safely assume F9's up on the pad.
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Told there has been a Static Fire. Will be up to SpaceX if they want to confirm via Twitter (it is well outside of work hours of course).

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SpaceX likely not too bothered about noting every Static Fire, but enough people I know have said it was good, so article updated, as there was an additional element to this Static Fire test, per holds, testing the prop.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/spacex-static-fire-test-jcsat-16s-falcon-9/
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Video of the Static Fire from the guys who must camp out for hours and hours to get these...USLaunchReport:

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https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/763776824207822848

Weather 90% go for Falcon 9 launch of the JCSAT-16 communications satellite. Launch window opens Sunday, 1:26am EDT https://t.co/CnYVyI2Zm1

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There's been a slight worsening of the forecast:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule
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RELEASE #081216

Launch Window Opens: 1:26 a.m. August 14

45th SW to support Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch

By 45th Space Wing Public Affairs

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. - The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing will support the SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch August 14 from Launch Complex 40 here with a launch window opening at 1:26 a.m. ET.

The Falcon 9 rocket will carry the JCSAT-16 communications satellite built by Space Systems Loral for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp.   


U.S. Air Force
45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office
1201 Edward H. White II Street, Patrick AFB FL 32925-3237
Office: (321) 494-5933 Fax: (321) 494-7302 E-mail: [email protected]
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