Author Topic: Pad Failure: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES  (Read 138335 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

UPDATE ONLY Thread for Falcon 9 with Amos-6.

This opens with pre-launch preps and continues with the static fire failure - only with updates.


Static Fire September 1.
Launch was to be September 3 (3am to 5am Eastern).

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/spacex-falcon-9-preparation-jcsat-16-amos-6/ <--McGregor.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/by-sea-land-space-spacex-hardware/ <--Pre Launch.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/09/falcon-9-explodes-amos-6-static-fire/ <--Static Fire Failure.



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Discussion Thread:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30981.0

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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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.

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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
« Last Edit: 09/02/2016 04:49 PM by Chris Bergin »

Offline Chris Bergin

Amos-6 S1 static fired at McGregor just now. Updating the article.

Video:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10154455530056318/
« Last Edit: 08/05/2016 11:29 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - NET Aug/Sept 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #2 on: 08/16/2016 05:58 AM »
SpaceX showing AMOS 6 as their next launch on their manifest page.

http://www.spacex.com/missions
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - NET Aug/Sept 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #3 on: 08/17/2016 12:11 PM »
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Spacecom: Our Amos-6 telecom sat, w/ HTS payload for Eutelsat/Facebook, scheduled for launch by SpaceX Falcon 9 at 03h ET (07h GMT) Sept 3.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/765882346100891648

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #4 on: 08/17/2016 11:49 PM »
An article that mentions Amos-6 in the current busy SpaceXey period. Per L2, targeting the static fire for September 1.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/by-sea-land-space-spacex-hardware/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #5 on: 08/21/2016 02:41 PM »
Apparently Amos booster en route to cape.
https://www.facebook.com/jerry.m.west/videos/10208691238137123/

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #6 on: 08/21/2016 08:15 PM »
Video file for people without a Facebook account. Originally posted by Jerry M West  on Facebook (see the link above).
« Last Edit: 08/21/2016 08:15 PM by tleski »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #7 on: 08/30/2016 01:31 AM »
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NAVAREA IV 712/2016 (11,26) 

WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
ROCKETS.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 030655Z TO 030929Z SEP,
   ALTERNATE 040655Z TO 040929Z SEP
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-34N 080-36W, 28-36N 080-36W,
      28-38N 080-35W, 28-34N 079-38W,
      28-29N 079-38W, 28-31N 080-33W.
   B. 28-21N 075-49W, 28-23N 074-27W,
      28-03N 072-00W, 27-55N 072-00W,
      28-02N 074-28W, 28-16N 075-49W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 041029Z SEP 16.

( 290608Z AUG 2016 )

F9-029 Amos-6 Launch Hazard Areas Map
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For previous flights, mark appropriate item on left side.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #8 on: 08/30/2016 02:03 AM »
Given the uncertainty of the Florida weather with tropical cyclones in the area, a longer range look at the forecast might be appropriate:

http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/29AUG16.pdf?ver=2016-08-29-150046-950

tl:dr: Tropical cyclone crossing northern Florida Thursday Sep 1 through early Friday Sep 2.  Means cloudy, windy, lightning-y.
« Last Edit: 08/31/2016 01:43 PM by daveglo »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #9 on: 08/30/2016 07:57 AM »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #10 on: 08/30/2016 06:30 PM »
Initial weather forecast not great due to the tropical depression. Only 40% GO on 3rd, rising to 60% on delay date. Of course with a major storm the predicted track can vary somewhat so let's hope things improve.
« Last Edit: 08/30/2016 06:31 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #11 on: 08/30/2016 06:59 PM »
Link to hosted and technical webcast





« Last Edit: 08/31/2016 10:24 PM by Ilikeboosterrockets »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #12 on: 08/31/2016 05:53 PM »
Here's an updated prediction of the TP9 track. Awaiting a new launch weather forecast to find out the implications.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #13 on: 08/31/2016 07:57 PM »
August 31, 2016


MEDIA ADVISORY

RELEASE #083116

Showtime: 1 a.m. September 3

Launch Window Opens: 3 a.m. September 3

45th SW to support Falcon 9 AMOS-6 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 AMOS-6 launch September 3 from Launch Complex 40 here with a launch window opening at 3 a.m. ET.

The Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying the AMOS-6 communications satellite built by Israel Aerospace Industries for Space Communication Ltd. AMOS-6 will provide communication services including direct satellite home internet for Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #14 on: 09/01/2016 11:51 AM »
So today is the scheduled date for the Static Fire. Weather is an issue as some outdoor KSC work has been cancelled by it. Lightning is a big constraint for rockets on the pad, so they'll need to find a slot. As per usual these days, SpaceX don't discuss pre-static fire flows (and aren't really bothering with confirmation of them) so visual sightings of the rocket on the pad is a good indication and we go from there. I'll send out a few requests if and when that is observed.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #15 on: 09/01/2016 01:02 PM »
Updated weather forecast attached. Launch day probability now improved to 50% GO. With a 2 hour window hopefully they can find a slot.

Edit: launch forecast summary

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 50%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds and Thick Cloud Layer Rule
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud and Thick Cloud Layer Rules
« Last Edit: 09/01/2016 01:04 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #16 on: 09/01/2016 01:08 PM »
Here's the revised storm track prediction. Landfall is now expected further north and west than previously, presumably resulting in the improved launch probability.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #17 on: 09/01/2016 01:14 PM »
It blew up on the pad during hot fire


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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 - AMOS-6 - Sept 3 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #19 on: 09/01/2016 01:21 PM »
Shook the SSPF building 3 miles away!

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