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Offline Alexphysics

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #460 on: 09/18/2018 03:15 AM »
Well this is an interesting recent update on Ben Cooper's site. Es'Hail 2 may happen in early 2019 (gongora may like that kind of precision...), DM-1 moved to December as Elon already said on the event and FH-02 (Arabsat 6A) is still on for November and then CRS-16 and GPS III-1 Nov 27 and Dec 15 respectively. Whatever they plan for the rest of the year in Florida it is quite interesting. Remember they applied for a permit from 39A for a F9 GTO flight sometime in November, no public knowledge of what mission it'll be and I don't want to say it but I'll say it, this looks more and more like a Zuma 2.0

http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html

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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral is on November TBD at the earliest.
Upcoming launches include the second flight of the Falcon Heavy from pad 39A carrying the Arabsat
6A communication satellite as early as November. A Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the next Dragon
resupply mission to the ISS, CRS-16, on November 27 at the earliest, in the afternoon EST if that
day. And a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the first Block III GPS satellite on December 15 at the
earliest, likely in the morning EST. Other upcoming launches include a Falcon 9 with the first Crew
Dragon capsule on an uncrewed demonstration mission, DM-1 to the ISS, from pad 39A on December
at the earliest. And a Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the Es'Hail-2 communication satellite for Qatar
as early as late 2018 or early 2019.

Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #461 on: 09/20/2018 06:48 PM »
New update from Launch Photography:

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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral is TBD. Upcoming Falcon 9 launches
include a Falcon 9 with the Es'Hail-2 communication satellite for Qatar. A Falcon 9 from pad 40 will
launch the next Dragon resupply mission to the ISS, CRS-16, on November 27 at 4:19pm EST. The
first stage will land back at Cape Canaveral about eight minutes after launch. The launch time gets
22-25 minutes earlier each day. A Falcon 9 from pad 40 will launch the first Block III GPS satellite on
December 15, likely at 9:08am EST. And a Falcon 9 will launch from pad 39A with the first Crew
Dragon capsule on an uncrewed demonstration mission, DM-1 to the ISS, on December at the
earliest, in the middle of the night if that time period. The launch time gets 22-25 minutes earlier each
day.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #462 on: 09/26/2018 09:05 AM »
Japanese company ispace selects SpaceX for lunar missions

https://spacenews.com/japanese-company-ispace-selects-spacex-for-lunar-missions/
You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #463 on: 09/27/2018 09:46 PM »
Nothing definitive, but in the TED talk announcing 'Methane Sat', images of F9's launching were pretty prominent. Current target is NET late 2020.

Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT)

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #464 on: 09/27/2018 09:54 PM »
Nothing definitive, but in the TED talk announcing 'Methane Sat', images of F9's launching were pretty prominent. Current target is NET late 2020.

That will not be a primary payload for a medium or heavy class launch vehicle, and doesn't seem to have a launch contract yet, so it could be launching on just about anything.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #465 on: 09/28/2018 03:31 AM »
Nothing definitive, but in the TED talk announcing 'Methane Sat', images of F9's launching were pretty prominent. Current target is NET late 2020.

That sensorcraft image is an existing microsat, Skybox IIRC, the past employer of the project lead, with a small annex on the back.  It is not representative of any engineering for the mission. 
Any images of a rocket are probably just handy footage.
Given that this is a donation funded organization, they are probably hoping one of the rocket companies or "retailers" like SpaceFlight Services gives them a big price break, up to donating a launch. 
If not, the Falcon 9 bought by SFS for a future SSO mission is a likely provider, but it's highly unlikely to have been definitized.

As such, this discussion is probably not appropriate for this "Manifest" thread.
« Last Edit: 09/28/2018 03:32 AM by Comga »
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #466 on: 10/02/2018 05:02 PM »
https://spacenews.com/viasat-ula-insist-viasat-3-launch-was-competitively-procured/
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Viasat is preparing a global broadband systems comprising three geostationary satellites. Arianespace and ULA both have launch contracts, though Viasat has not said which launch provider will go first. Viasat has yet to sign a launch contract for the third satellite.

In Viasat’s statement, the company said it remains in discussion with Arianespace and SpaceX for that mission.

It seems SpaceX does not currently have a Viasat 3 launch.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #467 on: 10/05/2018 12:03 AM »
New FPIP with new timescale.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #468 on: 10/09/2018 08:16 PM »
Jeff Foust has published a new article in The Space Review on reusability which includes:

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However, Koenigsmann said after the talk that a Block 5 booster could make its third flight later this year, possibly on the SSO-A mission, a “dedicated rideshare” mission of dozens of smallsats planned for November from Vandenberg.

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3583/1

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #469 on: 10/15/2018 12:15 PM »
I did not find mention above.
A quick skim of the top post indicates ~45 manifested launches.
- 1:16.
Quote from: Hans
We have about a hundred missions on the manifest, and that represents a value of about twelve billion dollars

Both interesting numbers, as is $120M.
I do wonder if any of these are internal - Starlink.

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