Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 11, 2018 : Updates  (Read 135173 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

For what it's worth, KSC folk also hearing Thursday, so pending the SpaceX tweet, this looks solid.
« Last Edit: 05/07/2018 12:57 PM by Chris Bergin »

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GO Quest has departed Port Canaveral. Another good sign that a launch is planned in the next few days.

Offline Michael Baylor

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GO Pursuit follows GO Quest out of port. Therefore...

- GO Quest will support OCISLY recovery operations
- GO Pursuit will try to recover a fairing from the water

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L-3 weather forecast shows 80% go for Thursday and 70% go for Friday.


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There's the SpaceX tweet confirming May 10:
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/993577852565049345

Bangabandhu -1 Satellite Launch Date is set on May 10, according to the following Bangladeshi Newspaper.

Bangabandhu-1 now set to be launched May 10

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L-2 weather forecast is now available.

Probability of good weather changed from 70% to 60% for the delay day.
GO for launch, GO for age of reflight

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L-1 launch weather forecast, still 80% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule

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Just to confirm, both stages are indeed block 5.

Press kit and patch are now up.

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The first Falcon 9 Block 5 is now outside the hangar and preparing to climb the ramp to launch pad 39A: spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/09/liv…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/994398183437594626

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The Falcon 9 rocket has reached its perch at launch complex 39A: spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/10/fal…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/994418696738230276

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is being raised vertical at pad 39A in Florida in advance of launch at 4:12pm EDT (2012 GMT).

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/994544015008845825

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It's fully vertical now

Offline Chris Bergin

ARTICLE: Bangabandhu-1 launch to continue SpaceX’s goal of affordable access to space -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/05/bangabandhu-1-launch-spacexs-affordable-space/

- By Chris Gebhardt - and that's his photo leading the article.


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Hi-Res photo from Craig Vander Galien
https://twitter.com/Craig_VG/status/994555906280116225

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Thanks! Here's a very hi-res version

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A Falcon Heavy side booster, block 3, makes an appearance with the first block 5.

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Panorama of the above

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