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Anytime now hopefully!!! @Teslarati #spacex #Block5

https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/992543404134486016


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SpaceX’s upgraded Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket has ignited for a hold-down engine firing at launch pad 39A, a key step in preparation for launch next week. spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/03/fal…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/992545837224935424

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Falcon 9 Block 5 completes its hold down firing! Totally enveloped itself in exhaust and she’s still standing once it cleared! 🤩 woohoo! 👏 @Teslarati #spacex #falcon9 #Block5

https://twitter.com/_tomcross_/status/992548558757859328

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Falcon 9 Block 5 static fire test complete ahead of next week’s launch of Bangladesh’s first geostationary communications satellite. Vehicle is healthy. Data review will take a few days—will confirm a target launch date once that review is complete.

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/992571214265765890

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Slightly different message to the standard static fire confirmation. Appear to be looking at something, although it is the first Block 5. Obviously the launch is moving deeper into next week.

Updated article (Ian Atkinson):
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/05/first-block-5-falcon-9-static-fire-bangabandhu-1/

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SpaceX First Ever Block V Static Fire Test 05-04-2018

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Published on May 4, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sCWBGqOlWk?t=001

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #48 on: 05/05/2018 02:47 AM »
First SpaceX Block 5 Falcon 9 Rocket Test Fire on 39A


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Published on May 4, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS4Y3gshzVo?t=001

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #49 on: 05/05/2018 04:24 PM »
NOTAM for launch on May 8

A0737/18 -  EROP X9504 ATTENTION AIRLINE DISPATCHERS, SOME OPS APPEAR TO BE USING THE NOTAM BEGINNING TIME TO START FILING ROUTES AROUND THE LAUNCH OPS. LAUNCH HAZARD AREA TIMES IN THE NOTAM ARE ALT SPECIFIC AND DO NOT AFFECT ALL OPS. THIS NOTAM CONTAINS A BREAKDOWN OF THE TIMES FOR PRE-LAUNCH AND LAUNCH CLOSURES. THE FOLLOWING AIRSPACE IS IN USE FOR A MISSILE LAUNCH/SPLASH DOWN. DURING THESE TIMES KZMA ARTCC/OAC, ZJX ARTCC AND KZNY ARTCC/OAC WILL NOT APPROVE IFR FLT WI 45NM OF THE AFFECTED OCEANIC STNR AIRSPACE RESERVATIONS WEST OF 6000W, 50NM BTN 6000W AND 5500W, AND 60NM EAST OF 5500W OR WI AFFECTED WARNING AREA AIRSPACE. EFFECTIVE: 1805081803-1805082315 W497A WEST OF 80 WEST, SFC-5000FT MSL 1805081803-1805082315 CAPE ATC ASSIGNED AIRSPACE, SFC-FL180 1805081933-1805082315 R2933, 5000FT MSL-UNL 1805081933-1805082315 R2934, SFC-UNL 1805082003-1805082315 LAUNCH HAZARD AREA A WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 2845N08037W TO 2837N08039W TO 2829N08035W TO 2802N07429W TO END PART 1 OF 4. 08 MAY 18:03 2018 UNTIL 08 MAY 23:15 2018. CREATED: 04 MAY 01:07 2018

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #50 on: 05/05/2018 05:41 PM »
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Meanwhile, on Florida’s space coast there is no fog this morning.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #51 on: 05/05/2018 05:43 PM »
The 45th are still issuing launch weather forecasts for Monday. Still 70% GO (80% Tues):

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #52 on: 05/05/2018 05:49 PM »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #53 on: 05/05/2018 06:52 PM »
This person claiming to work on the Bangabandhu mission told me that there was a technical issue during yesterday's static fire.

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I'm a team member of Bangabandhu Satellite Project from Bangladesh. Some moments ago we came to know that @SpaceX is analyzing the bug of testing result of block 5 in California. We are still in doubt our satellite will be launching either 8 or 9

https://twitter.com/shibleeimtiaz/status/992836962061959168

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #54 on: 05/06/2018 07:03 AM »
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The Falcon 9 rocket has been moved into the horizontal position at launch pad 39A following yesterday's engine test firing: spaceflightnow.com/2018/05/03/fal…

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/992869669022420997

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #55 on: 05/06/2018 05:31 PM »
Another updated launch forecast for tomorrow, no real change & Tuesday still 80% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Anvil Cloud Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #56 on: 05/06/2018 06:14 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/45thSpaceWing/?hc_ref=ARQ5YhwPt1SkureR98sSM1NU0wwJ9pnVivB8gNphFsiYxODwZWhX_lA_AsNoSBlgUqk&fref=nf
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We are ONE day out from the launch of Bangabandhu-1!
This is the FIRST launch of a "Block 5" Falcon 9 rocket model, as well as the FIRST Bangladeshi communications satellite!
Get your cameras ready for this launch of FIRSTS!

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #57 on: 05/06/2018 11:44 PM »
NOTAMs have been removed for both the 7th and the 8th.

Edit: Also, the 45th Space Wing has taken down the link the the L-1 forecast.
« Last Edit: 05/06/2018 11:47 PM by Michael Baylor »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #58 on: 05/07/2018 06:18 AM »
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Hearing that SpaceX has informed Bangladesh’s telecommunications commission that Bangabandhu-1 liftoff is now targeted for NET Thursday, May 10. Obviously we need to wait for full confirmation by SpaceX, but still interesting. #Falcon9

https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/993337695492624384

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Bangabandhu-1 : KSC 39A : May 2018 : Updates
« Reply #59 on: 05/07/2018 07:04 AM »
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Bangladesh's first satellite Bangabandhu-1 launches on May 10
Sun Online Desk     7th May, 2018 11:28:28
The fresh launching date of Bangladesh's first satellite Bangabandhu-1 has been fixed on May 10, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood on Monday.
The satellite will be launched at 4 pm (US time) on the day, he said.

http://www.daily-sun.com/post/307164/Bangladeshs-first-satellite-Bangabandhu1-launches-on-May-10

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