Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : BulgariaSat-1 : June 23, 2017 : UPDATES  (Read 167952 times)

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Falcon coming to life for the first time since January.
Saw OG-2 Booster Land in person 21/12/2015.

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The test window opens in 60 seconds. Runs through to Midnight but it looks like they are shooting for - or near - the start of the window.

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Window has opened, expect a large LOX dump soon. A minute or so after, engine ignition then shut down, data check/ detank then roll her back into HIF for space bird attachment.
« Last Edit: 06/15/2017 10:07 PM by Daniels30 »
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Possible final pre-ignition LOX dump occurring.
“There are a thousand things that can happen when you go to light a rocket engine, and only one of them is good.” -
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Strongback retract to 88.5

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STATIC FIRE!
http://original.livestream.com/spaceflightnow

Felt like seven seconds for sure. Wait for SpaceX tweet to confirm good test based on quick look data.

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Static Fire of our our F9 flight 37 just completed nominal !
Току що нормално приключи теста на двигателите на ракетата !

https://twitter.com/maxzayakov/status/875481900948742146

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting June 19 launch of BulgariaSat-1 from historic Pad 39A

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/875484318449008641
« Last Edit: 06/15/2017 10:47 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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BulgariaSat-1 Static Fire from Max Brewer Bridge


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Static fire video



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New weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday is unfortunately not any better than for the weekend, still only 40% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Attached Anvil Cloud Rule

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Attached Anvil Cloud Rule

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Off the Record and for Planning Purposes Only

All –

Below is an overview of the media activities SpaceX has planned for media in support of the upcoming BulgariaSat-1 launch. If there is any change to our launch schedule we will email you, so please plan accordingly.

Please note, the window to request a credential for the BulgariaSat-1 mission has closed. The schedule below is only for media that requested a credential for the BulgariaSat-1 mission and media who hold current annual press credentials issued by Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

Sunday, June 18:

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT – Please meet our team at the parking lot of the Kennedy Space Center Press Accreditation Office on State Road 3 in Merritt Island to pick up your SpaceX media credential. Please bring a valid driver’s license and a valid U.S. passport for identification purposes. Note: If your driver’s license is from Minnesota or Missouri you MUST bring a valid U.S. passport to obtain access to Kennedy Space Center. This is to ensure we comply with theREAL ID Act.  This will be the only opportunity to pick up media credentials for the BulgariaSat-1 launch.

Monday, June 19:

5:50 a.m. - Credentialed media interested in participating in the remote camera set up opportunity should meet our team at the NASA Press Site Parking Lot ready to board a bus for LC-39A. Please use Gate 3, near the KSC Visitor’s Center, to access the installation after 5:20 a.m. In the event of a launch scrub on June 19, we hope to return to LC-39A to swap batteries and wipe down lenses ahead of a second launch attempt, but cannot guarantee an opportunity to do so. 

8:00 a.m. – We expect the photographers participating in the remote camera set up opportunity to be back at the Press Site Parking Lot at this time. All SpaceX credentialed media must depart from KSC at this time.

11:45 a.m. – Credentialed media will gather and be welcomed at the NASA Press Site at this time. Please note, you will not be able to access Kennedy Space Center with your SpaceX credential prior to 11:00 a.m.

12:35 p.m. - A media bus will depart the NASA Press Site Parking Lot for an optional secondary launch viewing location on the ITL Causeway. The bus will return to the NASA Press Site shortly after liftoff. The bus will not stay on the causeway during satellite deployment.

1:10 p.m. – Media bus arrives at the ITL Causeway.

2:10 p.m. – Launch window opens.

4:10 p.m. – Launch window closes.

Following the media bus’s return to the NASA Press Site, photographers with cameras placed outside the LC-39A fence will be brought back to the pad for the first round of remote camera pickups approximately 90 minutes after launch.

Tuesday, June 20:

8:00 a.m. – Credentialed photographers will return to the NASA Press Site Parking Lot for the final remote camera pickups inside the LC-39A fence. Please use Gate 3, near the KSC Visitor’s Center, to access the installation after 7:30 a.m. We anticipate that the bus will return to the NASA Press Site Parking Lot at approximately 9:15 a.m


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Falcon 9 still vertical as of 3pm.

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Inquired about still being vertical. Not due to an issue. Milestones on track. Margin is good.

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LRR was completed last night. F9 stayed on the pad yesterday - as Brady photoed - to allow weather to pass.

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Latest weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday attached, no real change still only 40% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Attached Anvil Cloud Rule

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Attached Anvil Cloud Rule

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Webcast up and Press Kit.
http://www.spacex.com/webcast

« Last Edit: 06/17/2017 05:09 PM by Scylla »
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Mission Patch from Press Kit.


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