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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : Nov. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #40 on: 11/18/2017 07:28 PM »
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : Nov. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #41 on: 11/20/2017 05:58 PM »
December:
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SpaceX Classified Zuma Launch Delayed Until At Least December
http://aviationweek.com/awinspace/spacex-classified-zuma-launch-delayed-until-least-december
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Dec. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #42 on: 11/20/2017 07:14 PM »
And here's the reason beyond the fairings: eastern range annual maintenance from today to Dec 1st.

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#SpaceX Zuma off range at least until it reopens after annual maintenance Dec 1
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Dec. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #43 on: 11/20/2017 07:58 PM »
Worth a post in the update thread.

James Dean at Florida Today reports that Range maintenance down periods have been interrupted before to accommodate launch needs. 

So a hard close of the Range until 1 Dec appears, from a historical perspective, to be negotiable.

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/11/20/spacex-launch-secret-zuma-mission-hold-until-after-thanksgiving/880972001/?hootPostID=197b6f8f7befd7117f8b39925b800a15

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Dec. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #44 on: 11/21/2017 09:28 PM »
Worth a post in the update thread.

James Dean at Florida Today reports that Range maintenance down periods have been interrupted before to accommodate launch needs. 

So a hard close of the Range until 1 Dec appears, from a historical perspective, to be negotiable.

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/11/20/spacex-launch-secret-zuma-mission-hold-until-after-thanksgiving/880972001/?hootPostID=197b6f8f7befd7117f8b39925b800a15

Update to this.  Below is a response from the 45th Squadron of the Air Force per my inquiry about the Range closure.

"Hi Chris,

Yes, our annual Eastern Capitalization Period began yesterday 20 Nov and will run through 1 Dec.

As an aside, the article referenced is inaccurate in that launches supported by the 45th Space Wing are at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, not Kennedy Space Center - which is NASA."

It would appear - if I'm reading that right - that the Range closure would not affect any missions going from LC-39A.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Dec. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #45 on: 11/21/2017 10:53 PM »
The Aviation Week article words it a bit differently, saying the maintenance affects both KSC and CCAFS:
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CAPE CANAVERAL—SpaceX’s launch of a classified mission for an undisclosed U.S. government customer will be delayed until at least December pending resolution of a possible payload fairing issue and for annual maintenance at the Eastern Test Range, which supports launches from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Dec. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #46 on: 11/22/2017 06:24 PM »
Big news, 1043 is off the TEL.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Dec. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #47 on: 11/22/2017 08:23 PM »
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@NASASpaceflight just overheard, bus tour to Saturn V holding for transport of item from 39A

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Dec. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #48 on: 11/28/2017 09:00 PM »
FAA Zuma launch license attached. It’s dated Nov 9, but I think has only been posted on the FAA’s website this week.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Jan. 2018, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #49 on: 12/06/2017 07:54 PM »
Now NET early Jan:

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting launch of CRS-13 on December 12 from Pad 40, followed by launch of Zuma from Pad 40 in early January.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : NET Jan 4. 2018, SLC-40: UPDATES
« Reply #50 on: 12/06/2017 08:02 PM »
NET Jan 4 is what we have.

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