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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #520 on: 02/11/2019 09:27 pm »
TBD (2020-2024)F9..Commercial Crew (5 flights)LEO.C-39A.
TBD (2021-2024)F9..CRS-2 (4+ flights)LEO.C.

Any ideas why all of the six awarded CRS-2 cargo flights are listed at https://www.spacex.com/missions, but only two of the six crew flights? That manifest is not always complete, but still ... four missing flights is a lot.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #521 on: 02/11/2019 09:42 pm »
Work towards the third Crew Mission was only officially started recently, even though NASA sorta ordered flights 3-6 earlier.  (The GPS flights are probably in a similar situation, the Air Force has options for GPS III-5 and III-6 launches that may not have been officially ordered yet.)

Just a note in case someone hasn't noticed why I have 5 & 4 for those at the end of the manifest instead of 6 & 6.  I've already put one of the crew flights and two of the cargo flights as individual line items earlier in the manifest.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #522 on: 02/12/2019 01:11 pm »
Ovzon 3 and the two WorldView Legion flights are also missing on the SpaceX website. All the rest is complete, assuming that they listed one SARah mission with Airbus and one with OHB.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #523 on: 02/19/2019 09:46 pm »
SpaceX:
NROL-85 (LEO 63 Degree, by Dec 2021)
NROL-87 (SSO, by Dec 2021)
AFSPC-44 (Inclined GEO, by Feb 2021)

So that's 2 Falcon 9's from Vandenberg and a Falcon Heavy from KSC?

ULA:
SILENTBARKER (NROL-107) (GEO, March 2022)
SBIRS GEO-5 (GTO, March 2021)

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #524 on: 02/19/2019 10:30 pm »
So that's 2 Falcon 9's from Vandenberg and a Falcon Heavy from KSC?

https://www.vandenberg.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1429950/final-request-for-proposal-released-for-air-force-launch-services-contract/
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AFSPC-44 are planned to be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station or Kennedy Space Center
NROL-85 can be launched from the Eastern or Western Range
NROL-87 is planned to be launched from Vandenberg
« Last Edit: 02/19/2019 10:32 pm by PM3 »

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #525 on: 02/19/2019 10:43 pm »
SpaceNews says:

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NROL-85 will launch in fiscal year 2021 from the Eastern Range.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #526 on: 02/20/2019 06:32 am »
Gwynne mentions FH in her statement but not entirely clear if that means one of the new launches is FH:

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1098045020119199744

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Statement from @SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell on the Air Force's $297 million award:

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1097992353711833088

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Worth noting that the AF says all the awards were "the result of a competitive acquisition and two offers were received."

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #527 on: 02/22/2019 01:36 am »
From Musk, sparks was the heat shield base burning, next flight of SAME booster set for April, B1048.4 now!

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1098767597858779136

Would that flight be CRS-17?
Musk is usually careful about “getting out in front of” NASA, announcing their decisions before they do.

edit/gongora:
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1098768310844313601

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1098772931050532865
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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 #528 on: 03/01/2019 06:29 am »


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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #530 on: 03/07/2019 02:46 pm »
Question/Suggestion for Starlink flight numbers in the manifest.
Since we don't know the total number of flights, should we mark the flights with the number of Satellites on it? So the first flight will be Starlink 1-X, the second will be Starlink X(+1)-Y and so on. We marked Iridium only by the flight numbers, but we knew how many in total they will have. If they are using a similar dispenser for the birds we probably would have a good estimate of what that number will be with every flight.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #531 on: 03/07/2019 02:52 pm »
What about "Starlink N"? Being N the flight number (1 for the first one, 2 for the second one and so on). Much more simple and doesn't need any info in advance, just that it will happen.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #532 on: 03/08/2019 04:02 am »
What about "Starlink N"? Being N the flight number (1 for the first one, 2 for the second one and so on). Much more simple and doesn't need any info in advance, just that it will happen.
Much simpler.
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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #533 on: 03/08/2019 09:04 am »
Inmarsat 6B remains unassigned, with Falcon Heavy still on record as an option.

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Pearce said Inmarsat could launch Inmarsat-6B on a Falcon Heavy rocket, since the company still has an unused launch option with SpaceX, but hasn’t committed the satellite to that vehicle.

https://spacenews.com/inmarsat-to-place-gx-flex-next-gen-satellite-system-order-this-year/

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #534 on: 03/11/2019 09:04 pm »
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CRS-19 in 2020
First USCV mission in 2020
+1 year for each further crew mission per provider

Those are consistent with recent projected NASA schedules.  Note that DM-2 missions (with crew) are not USCV missions (aka post-certification missions).  DM-2 missions could occur earlier (we hope).  The "+1 year for each further crew mission per provider" is as expected and currently awarded-projected: ~1/yr each for Boeing and SpaceX to support 6mo crew rotation.

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #535 on: 03/11/2019 09:26 pm »
Guys, remember the chart is using "FY2019" which ends in October 2019. CRS-19 is still scheduled for December 2019... (which falls under FY2020)

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Re: SpaceX Manifest Updates and Discussion Thread 5
« Reply #536 on: Today at 03:25 pm »
CRS 18 will launch at about midnight (EDT) if the date 8 July holds. The launch time gets 23-25 minutes earlier each day.

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

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