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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #100 on: 06/04/2018 05:15 AM »
Another promo.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #101 on: 06/04/2018 05:15 AM »
T+30 minutes. Separation in 2 minutes 14 seconds.

HPK AOS.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #102 on: 06/04/2018 05:16 AM »
One minute to separation.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #103 on: 06/04/2018 05:18 AM »
Payload separation confirmed!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #104 on: 06/04/2018 05:18 AM »
S/C Sep for SES-12, following a successful launch phase via Falcon 9 (+B1040.2). Communication and Health checks to confirm full success for SES-12.

ARTICLE:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/06/falcon-9-cape-canaveral-night-launch-ses-12/ … - by William Graham.

Great work from Steven, Chris G and all for the coverage!

Please post congrats and such in the other threads. Updates only here :)
« Last Edit: 06/04/2018 05:18 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #105 on: 06/04/2018 05:19 AM »
Wrapping up coverage.
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #106 on: 06/04/2018 05:29 AM »
Launch, MECO, stage separation, fairing deployment

SES-12 satellite deployment

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #107 on: 06/04/2018 05:29 AM »
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket takes to the skies with SES-12 at 12:45am this morning. What a beautiful launch with beautiful reflections in the water!

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1003500895282368512

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #108 on: 06/04/2018 05:39 AM »
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Owner @SES_Satellites confirms signal acquisition for SES-12. Successful Falcon 9 mission for @SpaceX. Sat will be moved to 95degE and will deploy its eight antennas.

https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1003510125838159872

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #109 on: 06/04/2018 06:24 AM »
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SES-12 stuns at midnight steaking to orbit past and in between the rising Moon and reflecting #Falcon9 rocket light on @NASA #VehicleAssemblyBuilding   - in my view from the #MaxBrewerBridge. #SES12 @SpaceX @ken_kremer

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1003517936206827521

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #111 on: 06/04/2018 07:34 AM »
SES Press release
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SES-12 Roars into Space onboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

Written on 03 Jun 2018

Powerful satellite serving Asia-Pacific and the Middle East will elevate viewing and connectivity experiences to meet diverse needs of video, fixed data, mobility and government customers

Luxembourg, 4 June 2018 – SES announced today that SES-12 was successfully launched onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States, at 00:45 local time.

SES-12, which is uniquely designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East to meet the diverse needs of video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. SES-12 is the latest satellite that SES has launched to that orbital position where it will operate under the authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It will replace and augment the services currently being provided on SES’ NSS-6 satellite.
 
Together with SES-8, SES-12 will reach 18 million TV homes from its orbital position. The satellites will provide pay-TV operators the reliability and scalability to elevate viewing experiences by adding more content and delivering higher-quality picture quality to address the ever-increasing audience demand for High Definition (HD) and Ultra HD content.

Like SES-14 and SES-15, which serve the Americas, the SES-12 high throughput payload is SES’ solution for enhancing connectivity in the aeronautical and maritime segments across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. SES-12 will also be pivotal in enabling governments to provide connectivity programmes to bridge the digital divide, and in allowing telcos, mobile network operators and internet service providers to deliver more reliable cellular backhaul and faster broadband services.
 
Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer at SES said, “More content. More immersive viewing experience. Blazing internet speeds. Reliable cell coverage. All of these dynamic customer requirements can now be met with the successful launch of SES-12, which will provide incremental high performance capacity and offer greater reliability and flexibility to our customers.”

With six wide beams and 72 high throughput user spot beams, SES-12 is one of the largest geostationary satellites that SES has ever launched. The spacecraft also has a Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) that increases payload flexibility to provide much more customisable bandwidth solutions to SES's customers. The all-electric SES-12 spacecraft was built by Airbus Defence and Space, and will rely on electric propulsion for orbit raising and subsequent in-orbit manoeuvres. SES-12 will join SES’ network of seven geostationary satellites and 16 MEO satellites across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

More information and photos of SES-12: https://www.ses.com/newsroom/ses-12-elevating-experiences-today

For further information please contact:

Markus Payer
Corporate Communications & PR
Tel. +352 710 725 500
[email protected]

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #112 on: 06/04/2018 10:53 AM »
New SpaceTrack orbit elements:

2018-049A - 210/58276km/25.94°
2018-049B - 248/58599km/26.03°

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0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED
1 43488U 18049A   18154.96373084 -.00000300  00000-0  00000+0 0  9991
2 43488  25.9437 162.9782 8150421 167.9495 242.6112  1.29134293    08
0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED
1 43489U 18049B   18154.96899447 -.00000303  00000-0  00000+0 0  9991
2 43489  26.0255 162.7695 8149247 168.3195 245.9397  1.28158002    00

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #113 on: 06/04/2018 12:59 PM »
New SpaceTrack orbit elements:

2018-049A - 210/58276km/25.94°
2018-049B - 248/58599km/26.03°

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0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED
1 43488U 18049A   18154.96373084 -.00000300  00000-0  00000+0 0  9991
2 43488  25.9437 162.9782 8150421 167.9495 242.6112  1.29134293    08
0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED
1 43489U 18049B   18154.96899447 -.00000303  00000-0  00000+0 0  9991
2 43489  26.0255 162.7695 8149247 168.3195 245.9397  1.28158002    00

Which gives me a GTO-1637

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #114 on: 06/04/2018 05:34 PM »
from Celestrak:
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2018-049A               
1 43488U 18049A   18154.96835702 -.00003658  00000-0 -24303-2 0  9996
2 43488  25.9802 162.8952 8142798 168.1815 245.1244  1.28769444    04
2018-049B               
1 43489U 18049B   18154.96899447 -.00000303  00000-0  00000+0 0  9991
2 43489  26.0255 162.7695 8149247 168.3195 245.9397  1.28158002    00

similar perigee for both objects now

049A : 250 x 58371 km x 25.98 deg
049B : 248 x 58599 km x 26.03 deg

Argument of perigee: 168° = I believe, a special orbit for the electric transfer.

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #115 on: 06/04/2018 05:42 PM »
Launch photo from SpaceX website

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #116 on: 06/04/2018 07:33 PM »
More SpaceX launch photos

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #117 on: 06/05/2018 01:58 AM »
SpaceX - SES12 - Launch and Track 06-04-2018


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Published on Jun 4, 2018

Watch the fairings detach. Jupiter and Saturn. What is the distance from launch pad with 2 minutes left in first, second stage burn? Florida summer insects included. Bonus footage after ending. Narration SpaceX.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-WIECd6pzA?t=001

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #118 on: 06/06/2018 01:30 AM »
SpaceX SES-12 Timelapse and High-Speed video


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SpaceX SES-12 in two acts: Six hours of time-lapse capture leads to two seconds of furious high-speed video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPfmOZgZB2w?t=001

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Re: SpaceX Falcon 9 : SES-12 : June 4, 2018 : Updates
« Reply #119 on: 06/06/2018 09:31 PM »
GoPursuit returned to Port Canaveral with one intact fairing half, recovered after waterlanding during SES-12 mission.
https://twitter.com/murphypak/status/1004410725488459776

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