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SpaceX Falcon 9 : Canceled (GiSat-1)
« on: 04/03/2017 01:05 PM »
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Global-IP Announces the Selection of SpaceX to Launch its 150 Gbps GiSAT-1, scheduled for Q4 2018.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170402005120/en/

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch GiSAT-1. The deployment is scheduled for Q4 2018 and will launch GiSAT-1 into its trajectory for geostationary orbit off the west coast of Africa. GiSAT-1 will have a mission life of 15 years.

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Global-IP Announces the Selection of SpaceX to Launch its 150 Gbps GiSAT-1
April 03, 2017 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global-IP Cayman, the innovative satellite communications company with the mission to bring cost-effective Internet and related value-added services to Sub-Saharan Africa, announced today it has signed a launch services agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (“SpaceX”) for its first communication satellite GiSAT-1. GiSAT-1 is a High-Throughput Satellite (“HTS”) with 150 Gbps of capacity, currently under construction by The Boeing Company.

“Once fully deployed, this satellite will expand Internet services across Sub-Saharan Africa, benefiting both consumers and businesses.”

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch GiSAT-1. The deployment is scheduled for Q4 2018 and will launch GiSAT-1 into its trajectory for geostationary orbit off the west coast of Africa. GiSAT-1 will have a mission life of 15 years.

Emil Youssefzadeh, co-founder of Global-IP, said, “Our agreement with SpaceX marks the completion of another major milestone towards getting our innovative service platform operational to serve a growing market with lagging Internet penetration.”

“We are pleased to partner with Global-IP for this important mission,” said Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO, SpaceX. “Once fully deployed, this satellite will expand Internet services across Sub-Saharan Africa, benefiting both consumers and businesses.”

Mr. Youssefzadeh noted, “Global-IP’s first HTS will cover areas across Sub-Saharan Africa with a combined population of over 800 million people. We envision our investment in this project will increase the Internet penetration across the region and contribute significantly to the economic growth of all the countries we will serve.”

Global-IP is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, with operations in California and Dubai. The company’s vision is to be the catalyst in creating a paradigm shift on how the Internet is accessed and used in Africa. For more information, please visit www.goglobalip.com.
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Umar Javed, +1 424-367-1003
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Boeing Communications Satellite to Expand Broadband Services in Africa
The satellite for Global IP will be the first to carry Boeing’s latest digital payload technology

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Sept. 12, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] will build a 702 satellite, called GiSAT, with a new digital payload offering twice the capacity of previous digital payload designs.

The customer, Cayman Islands-based Global IP, will use the satellite to deliver streaming media, digital broadcast and other communications services to Sub-Saharan Africa. With a coverage area encompassing 35 countries and 750 million people, GiSAT will deliver higher data rates at lower costs than previous satellites serving this part of the world.

“Our vision for GiSAT is to provide end users with connectivity and services that are affordable, rich in local content and truly broadband in nature,” said Bahram Pourmand, CEO, Global IP. “With the ability to reconfigure the GiSAT on-board processor, the Boeing digital payload will allow us to broadcast different channels to different beams from different locations, providing better service to broadcasters, mobile operators and ISPs.”

“Boeing’s latest digital payload – the most advanced design in the industry – offers greater flexibility for Global IP's customers,” said Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. “Boeing is committed to driving innovation in satellite technology so that our customers can bring the benefits of reliable, high-speed communications to people across the globe.”

Scheduled to enter service in 2019, GiSAT is designed to operate with more than 10 gateways in Europe and multiple gateways within Africa.

Privately owned Global IP was founded by three satellite industry veterans with 75 years of combined experience providing satellite products and services in emerging markets. The company CEO, Bahram Pourmand, was until recently Executive Vice President and General Manager, International Division of Hughes Network Systems LLC. The other two founders, Emil Youssefzadeh and Umar Javed were founders and executives of STM, one of the VSAT industry pioneers with a 15 year track record in Africa before sale of STM in 2013 in a private equity transaction.

For more information about Defense, Space & Security visit www.boeing.com. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.

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Gisat-1 comsat construction contract is formally awarded to Boeing
by David Todd | Sep 14, 2016 | Satellites, |

Boeing announced, on 12 September 2016, that it had received a construction order for GiSat-1, a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) that will be operated by Global IP Cayman. The 6 metric ton spacecraft, which will be launched in 2019, will use the Boeing 702MP bus/platform design. The satellite is to offer high bandwith services via its Ka-band payload to sub-Saharan African countries. The spacecraft will use two solar arrays with Gallium Arsenide triple junction solar cells to provide a power of 15 kW.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #1 on: 04/03/2017 04:00 PM »
But it's going to use a "new" or a flight flight proven" core ?  That's the question on all new missions.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/2017 04:19 PM »
But it's going to use a "new" or a flight flight proven" core ?  That's the question on all new missions.

This flight will be about 40 missions from now.  Let's not worry too much yet about which core it will fly on.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #3 on: 04/03/2017 04:29 PM »
But it's going to use a "new" or a flight flight proven" core ?  That's the question on all new missions.

or... cores?

It is a fat bird. Either Falcon Heavy, or expendable Falcon 9.

Well, or Block 5 upgrade magic somehow still allows ASDS landing with this.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #4 on: 04/03/2017 06:49 PM »
or... cores?
It is a fat bird. Either Falcon Heavy, or expendable Falcon 9.
Well, or Block 5 upgrade magic somehow still allows ASDS landing with this.

The satellite owner announced that it will be a Falcon 9, so no Falcon Heavy here.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #5 on: 04/04/2017 07:21 AM »
The last report gives a mass of 6 t, so this should be an expendable Falcon 9, unless the upgrades can increase first stage recovery performance from 5.5 t to 6 t.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #6 on: 08/25/2017 03:33 AM »
Tweet from Boeing Defense:
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Boeing #satellite w/ advanced digital payload, GiSAT-1, completes design review, ready for assembly. @goglobalip #internetinAfrica

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #7 on: 08/25/2017 11:15 AM »
The last report gives a mass of 6 t, so this should be an expendable Falcon 9, unless the upgrades can increase first stage recovery performance from 5.5 t to 6 t.

IMO its would be a nice compromise to do this as an expendable launch of used 1st stage - that way customer would get extra performance, while SpaceX wouldnt lose brand new 1st stage.

But ultimately it depends on what customer paid for.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : Q4 2018
« Reply #8 on: 10/18/2017 03:40 PM »
Boeing Launch Schedule shows this as 2019

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #9 on: 02/07/2018 08:54 PM »
Was just looking through the manifest and saw this as being as heavy as Arabsat 6A but not on a Heavy.
For a 2019 launch and the Block 5 core coming out "in a few months", it's a fair question to ask as to whether there will even be any Block 3/4 cores left to expend by the time this launches.
I guess they could expend a Block 5 that has had a few launches, but would they want to?
They're not doing the lunar flight, so maybe this moves to FH?

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #10 on: 02/13/2018 08:59 PM »
Was just looking through the manifest and saw this as being as heavy as Arabsat 6A but not on a Heavy.
For a 2019 launch and the Block 5 core coming out "in a few months", it's a fair question to ask as to whether there will even be any Block 3/4 cores left to expend by the time this launches.
I guess they could expend a Block 5 that has had a few launches, but would they want to?
They're not doing the lunar flight, so maybe this moves to FH?

FH's missions aren't that extreme, an expendable F9 could do all/most of the current ones IIRC. I bet they're really hoping to get some NRO/DoD/NASA payloads soon, or FH will really just be redundant to the F9

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #11 on: 02/13/2018 10:47 PM »
Was just looking through the manifest and saw this as being as heavy as Arabsat 6A but not on a Heavy.
For a 2019 launch and the Block 5 core coming out "in a few months", it's a fair question to ask as to whether there will even be any Block 3/4 cores left to expend by the time this launches.
I guess they could expend a Block 5 that has had a few launches, but would they want to?
They're not doing the lunar flight, so maybe this moves to FH?

FH's missions aren't that extreme, an expendable F9 could do all/most of the current ones IIRC. I bet they're really hoping to get some NRO/DoD/NASA payloads soon, or FH will really just be redundant to the F9

If the Block 5 cores are highly reuseable with fast turnaround times then a reuseable FH will be cheaper than an expendable F9.

Something that really sunk in last week after the FH launch is that with the Block 5's we may not see another expendable SpaceX rocket.

SpaceX will learn soon if it works out that way.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #12 on: 02/13/2018 11:11 PM »
Something that really sunk in last week after the FH launch is that with the Block 5's we may not see another expendable SpaceX rocket.

God I hope so!!!  Watching these expendable missions is crushing my soul, damn it!!!

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #13 on: 02/14/2018 12:28 AM »
Something that really sunk in last week after the FH launch is that with the Block 5's we may not see another expendable SpaceX rocket.
Commercial crew probably makes this unlikely, at least without lots of hoops.

Err - no. oops.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #14 on: 02/14/2018 12:32 AM »
Commercial crew probably makes this unlikely, at least without lots of hoops.

Not sure what you are getting at... Are you suggesting that F9 cannot put Dragon-crew in orbit without expending the LV?  Or what?
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #15 on: 02/14/2018 12:59 AM »
Commercial crew probably makes this unlikely, at least without lots of hoops.

Not sure what you are getting at... Are you suggesting that F9 cannot put Dragon-crew in orbit without expending the LV?  Or what?

Crew Dragon shouldn't be an awful lot heavier than Cargo Dragon, and even if it is, B5 should have more than enough performance to do an RTLS.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #16 on: 02/14/2018 01:07 AM »
Crew Dragon shouldn't be an awful lot heavier than Cargo Dragon, and even if it is, B5 should have more than enough performance to do an RTLS.

Right.  I have not seen any indication that F9b5 cannot launch crew without booster recovery.  So what does speedevil know that we don't?  Or are we talking about different things?  Clarification appreciated.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #17 on: 02/14/2018 01:11 AM »
Clarification appreciated.

There should be no particular problem on reuse on commercial crew, I think I was distracted by an entertaining plasma cutting video, and my fingers escaped me.

I think what I was meaning was 'flight on reused boosters' may have some more hoops for commercial crew, but that of course doesn't stop the commercial crew flight boosters being reused, even if this was the case.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #18 on: 02/14/2018 01:14 AM »
Ummm, is this the "can Block 5 launch Crew Dragon" thread?  I think not.   ::)

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : GiSat-1 : 2019
« Reply #19 on: 02/14/2018 01:15 AM »
Ummm, is this the "can Block 5 launch Crew Dragon" thread?  I think not.   ::)

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