Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES  (Read 148097 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

I've given Chris Gebhardt's previous Zuma article a big update based on latest status, etc. And also to revamp it into the new NSF news site style (all images changed, etc.)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/spacex-falcon-9-launch-clandestine-zuma-satellite/

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #61 on: 01/03/2018 06:44 PM »
Since someone asked in the discussion thread and I went looking, here is the L-2 forecast.

Launch Day: 10% - Thick Cloud Layers Rule

Delay Day: 10% - Thick Cloud Layers Rule

http://www.patrick.af.mil/Portals/14/documents/Weather/L-2%20Forecast%205%20Jan%20Launch.pdf?ver=2018-01-03-104917-750

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #62 on: 01/04/2018 05:34 AM »
Looks around sunset yesterday:

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Falcon 9 without Zuma still standing on Space Launch Complex 40.

https://twitter.com/nasa_nerd/status/948684568273608704

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #63 on: 01/04/2018 09:35 AM »
Not sure what happened, but Launch seems to be off for the 5th ??

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Basically, it's obvious Friday is off, but it's still on the pad this morning and there's claims there may be another WDR taking place right now.

Working on it (the info). Will see if SpaceX will say something. Zuma Rules make this hard.

Offline Chris Bergin

In summary, Zuma is going to be NET Saturday (I say "going to be" as it has to be officially noted in public by SpaceX or the Range). Delays likely related to upper level winds predictions. Rocket is fine. Delay allowing for on pad test opportunities.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #66 on: 01/04/2018 01:12 PM »
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TEL is definitely up at LC-40 with word ZUMA [F9] is still on the pad. As @NASASpaceflight said, possibly to do some on pad testing in the unique cold weather situation we currently have on the Space Coast. Not the best view from US1 with the angle of the sun today.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/948919620458762240
« Last Edit: 01/04/2018 01:13 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #67 on: 01/04/2018 04:19 PM »
They seem in no hurry to move:

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As of 12pm Falcon 9 Booster is still vertical on SLC-40.

https://twitter.com/NASA_Nerd/status/948966500467183616

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #68 on: 01/04/2018 05:34 PM »
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Confirmed: SpaceX #Zuma launch pushed to no earlier than 8 p.m. Jan. 6. #Falcon9

https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/948984945804042240

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #69 on: 01/04/2018 08:49 PM »
Reddit user SpeedyTechie, the rocket without payload is still vertical as of 4:30 pm
« Last Edit: 01/04/2018 08:57 PM by Chris Bergin »
"The Falcon has landed"

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Fits with the latest potential this could be going to NET Sunday. (But not official). Stick with NET Saturday for now.

(That's an update, by the way) :)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #71 on: 01/04/2018 09:06 PM »
US launch report video of it vertical-

« Last Edit: 01/04/2018 09:09 PM by RocketLover0119 »
"The Falcon has landed"

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #72 on: 01/04/2018 11:31 PM »
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/949074398543261696

@SpaceX Team at the Cape completed additional propellant loading tests today. Extreme weather slowed operations but Falcon 9 and the Zuma spacecraft are healthy and go for launch—now targeting January 7 from Pad 40 in Florida.

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Still on the pad. That's still fine for Sunday, but I would expect to hear about a rollback to the HIF in the coming hours.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/949288759362834432

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #74 on: 01/05/2018 02:19 PM »
« Last Edit: 01/05/2018 02:19 PM by RocketLover0119 »
"The Falcon has landed"

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #75 on: 01/05/2018 02:30 PM »
couple of pics from the evening yesterday by ken kremer-

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/94907236009894707
"The Falcon has landed"

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #76 on: 01/05/2018 04:43 PM »
80% Favorable forecast for Sunday, upper level winds are much better

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #77 on: 01/05/2018 06:03 PM »
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#Zuma's #Falcon9 booster is still on #Pad40 now at 1230 PM EST 1/5. Rather surprising given @SpaceX intends Sun 1/7 8 PM launch since the classified govt payload still needs sufficient mating/processing time. Cred: @ken_kremer  SpaceUpClose.com  #SpaceUpClose

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/949342894854426624

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It might now be back horizontal. Will need picture confirmation:

https://twitter.com/HoosierWeather/status/949354614247378944

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The #Zuma booster was vertical until about an hour and a half ago. It is no longer visible from the tour route. Was on the wrong side of the bus for pics of SLC 40.  @NASASpaceflight

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : January 7/8, 2018, SLC-40 : UPDATES
« Reply #79 on: 01/05/2018 06:13 PM »
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Best I can do for a #SLC40 pic. @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/hoosierweather/status/949357278536327168

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For those obsessed with all things @SpaceX, the Falcon 9 is horizontal at Pad 40.

https://twitter.com/wordsmithfl/status/949357887461216256
« Last Edit: 01/05/2018 06:15 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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