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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #300 on: 05/26/2017 02:27 PM »
Marco Langbroek has an excellent write-up on his blog.

https://sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2017/05/observing-usa-276-odd-nrol-76-payload.html

Several items are most likely worth discussing in the discussion thread.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #301 on: 02/27/2018 10:32 PM »
https://www.insaonline.org/insa-announces-2018-achievement-award-recipients/

SMSgt Timothy G. Favreau, USAF
Operations Superintendent
National Reconnaissance Office

SMSgt Favreau has demonstrated tremendous leadership and team building in support of both launch operations and emergency readiness at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS).

As day-of-launch payload recovery director, Sergeant Favreau was instrumental to the inaugural NRO SpaceX Falcon 9 mission and the first East Coast landing of the X-37B Space Plane. He trained dozens of personnel in preparation for the X-37B landing and was integral to the Kennedy Space Center Emergency Operations Center during the successful landing. Additionally, Sergeant Favreauís training and guidance to personnel from five government agencies facilitated day-of-launch operations for a $1 billion-plus intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission. He and his 36-member team resolved numerous tasks flawlessly, ensuring a critical intelligence space asset reached orbit in a timely manner.

Sergeant Favreau also led the preparation, evacuation, and recovery effort related to Hurricane Matthew and subsequent severe weather events to impact CCAFS. Leading a team of 27 government and contractor personnel, Sergeant Favreauís efforts resulted in the successful safeguarding of over $1 billion in satellite assets and the safety of 300 NRO CCAFS personnel and family members.
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #302 on: 02/28/2018 07:08 AM »
https://www.insaonline.org/insa-announces-2018-achievement-award-recipients/

SMSgt Timothy G. Favreau, USAF
Operations Superintendent
National Reconnaissance Office

Sergeant Favreauís training and guidance to personnel from five government agencies facilitated day-of-launch operations for a $1 billion-plus intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission. He and his 36-member team resolved numerous tasks flawlessly, ensuring a critical intelligence space asset reached orbit in a timely manner.
Congratulations to SMSgt Favreau on his well deserved award.

NROL 76 was a textbook launch and it is welcome news to hear the spacecraft is currently in orbit and operational. The pricetag for these reconnaissance satellites is staggering. It is good to find lower cost solutions, such as SpaceX provides, to defray at least some of the impact to taxpayers.
« Last Edit: 02/28/2018 07:13 AM by mgeagon »

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