Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Telstar 19 Vantage : July 22, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 73805 times)

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July 22, 2018 (Window opens 01:50 Eastern / 05:50 UTC) on Falcon 9 (expected to be new Block 5 booster 1047) from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral.  Payload mass approximately 7075 kg.  ASDS landing is expected.


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[SpaceNews Nov. 11, 2015] Telesat Secures an Anchor for Telstar 19 Vantage Broadband Satellite
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Satellite fleet operator Telesat of Canada on Nov. 11 said it would purchase a Ku-/Ka-band broadband satellite, called Telstar 19 Vantage, to be stationed at 63 degrees west over Latin America now that it had secured an anchor customer in EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems...

Germantown, Maryland-based Hughes, in its own announcement, said it had agreed to lease a large portion of Telstar 19 Vantage’s Ka-band — a total of 31 gigabits per second of throughput — for 15 years, with the satellite to be launched in early 2018...

Hughes said the Telesat capacity would be used for consumer broadband throughout Latin America, not just Brazil. Hughes officials have said 24 gigabits per second of throughput on Eutelsat’s satellite would serve 300,000 customers in Brazil...

Ottawa-based Telesat said Telstar 19 Vantage will carry more Ka-band than has been leased by Hughes, with the additional capacity to be directed to markets in Northern Canada, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. A Ku-band payload will be aimed at high-throughput and conventional wideband markets in Brazil, the Andean region and the North Atlantic Ocean.

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[Spaceflight Now Feb. 26, 2016] Telesat launch agreements awarded to SpaceX
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The Canadian telecom satellite operator Telesat plans to launch two multipurpose communications spacecraft aboard SpaceX Falcon rockets in 2018, the company disclosed this week in a quarterly earnings announcement.

A spokesperson for the Ottawa-based company said the new satellites, named Telstar 18 Vantage and Telstar 19 Vantage, would fly aboard Falcon 9 rockets.

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estimated end-of-life mass of 3031 kg

Telstar 19 Vantage on Gunter's Space Page
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Popped up on the Range (L2) as NET July 19, 2018 (Window opens 01:50 Eastern)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (From SSL)

June 21, 2018

Maxar’s SSL ships first of three advanced communications satellites scheduled to launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 this summer

Commercially driven advances help SSL customers to connect people and transform lives around the world

Palo Alto, Calif. – SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR, TSX: MAXR), today announced it shipped the first of three satellites that SSL will deliver to the SpaceX launch base at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida over the next month. Driven by commercial advances, the three satellites will bring communications capability to connect people and transform lives around the globe.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE, an advanced high throughput satellite (HTS) built for Telesat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, marks the 50th SSL-built communications satellite to launch this decade. It arrived safely at the launch base this week for a launch scheduled next month.

Two more SSL communications satellites are scheduled to ship to SpaceX launch base over the next month including a second HTS for Telesat, Telstar 18 VANTAGE, and the Merah Putih satellite (previously known as Telkom-4), for Indonesia’s largest telecommunication and network provider, PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

“SSL has a long legacy of leveraging its commercial mindset to provide satellite operators with spacecraft systems that address their requirements and enable global transformation,” said Dario Zamarian, group president, SSL. “The cadence this month of shipping out three satellites for launch demonstrates our ongoing market leadership and commitment to quality, reliability, and performance.”

Telstar 19 VANTAGE

Telstar 19 VANTAGE is one of a new generation of Telesat spacecraft designed to serve today’s bandwidth intensive applications. It will support a range of services, including advanced broadband connectivity for consumer, enterprise and mobility users across the Americas and Atlantic from its prime orbital location of 63 degrees West, the same location used today by Telesat’s Telstar 14R.

Like all Telesat VANTAGE satellites, Telstar 19 VANTAGE combines broad regional beams and powerful HTS spot beams enabling customers to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency while optimizing network performance. Its Ka-band HTS capacity will serve Telesat customers operating in Northern Canada, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic Ocean, and South America. Additional Ku-band HTS spot beams will serve growing South American markets in Brazil and the Andean region. Telstar 19 VANTAGE will also bring new Ku-band broadbeam capacity over the North Atlantic Ocean enhancing Telesat’s coverage of this important mobility market.

Telstar 18 VANTAGE

Telstar 18 VANTAGE, the third HTS in Telesat’s global fleet, will be located at 138 degrees East, an ideal position for connecting Asia to the Americas. It will replace and expand on the capabilities of Telesat’s Telstar 18 satellite through its extensive C-band coverage of Asia, its Ku-band HTS spot beams over Indonesia and Malaysia, and its six additional Ku-band regional beams. These high performance beams will enable Telstar 18 VANTAGE to meet growing demand for mobility, enterprise networks and telecom services across the Asia region. As previously announced, Telesat has partnered with APT Satellite of Hong Kong in the design and procurement of this spacecraft, which APT calls Apstar-5C. 

“Telesat has worked closely with SSL and the Maxar family of companies for many years and we are pleased to have collaborated with them on our newest Telstar VANTAGE high throughput satellites,” said Dan Goldberg, President and CEO of Telesat. “These state-of-the-art spacecraft are going to provide important competitive advantages for our customers across the Americas and Asia. It’s great news that Telstar 19 VANTAGE is now at the launch base and that Telstar 18 VANTAGE is nearly finished and in the queue to ship.”

Merah Putih

Merah Putih, a name which represents the red and white of the Indonesian flag, will be integrated into Telkom’s greater telecommunications network to provide service throughout the 17 thousand islands of the Indonesian archipelago, as well as India and other parts of South and Southeast Asia. Satellite forms the telecommunications backbone that connects Indonesia, along with other technologies, such as submarine cable.

Merah Putih, which was completed ahead of schedule, will replace Telkom-1, at 108 degrees East, where it will expand on Telkom’s coverage to serve new markets. Its all C-band payload will enhance both internet and telephone service for populations in remote regions and offload backhaul for cellular service.

“Satellite plays a vital role in our telecommunications infrastructure,” said Mr. Mr. Zulhelfi Abidin, Chief Technology Officer of Telkom. “SSL has been an excellent spacecraft supplier and has completed the satellite construction ahead of schedule. We look forward to traveling to Florida to see the satellite launch later this summer.”
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https://twitter.com/sslmda/status/1009783220710334464?s=19
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http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.html
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Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communication satellite from pad 40 on July 21 at 1:50am EDT. The launch window stretches four hours to 5:50am EDT.

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Hazard area warning issued for July 22 #SpaceX Telstar 19V mission from Launch Complex 40. Block 5 #Falcon9 will target ASDS landing. Hazard will be in effect from 2345 on 7/21 to 0645 on 7/22 (0345 to 1045 UTC).

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1017415086972039169

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Static Fire still on for Tuesday.
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Based on info that would have been emailed to all KSC and Cape employees...

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#SpaceX will be conducting a Static Fire Test of their Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 40 on CCAFS tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18th.  The test is currently scheduled for 1000 - 1600 Eastern Time. 🚀
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SpaceX Mission 1397 Telstar 19V Launch Hazard Areas based on issued NOTMAR message, valid for Jul 22 (alternatively Jul 23) 05:45-10:42 UTC.

ASDS planned position for B1047 landing is in fact unknown due to error in appropriate FCC application, but downrange distance could be estimated according to other planned Block5 GTO flights with satellite on SSL-1300 platform. Exact position will be updated based on SAT-AIS of booster recovery fleet.
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Falcon 9 is confirmed on the pad and vertical!

ARTICLE: Second Falcon 9 Block 5 readying for static fire ahead of Telstar 19V launch -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/07/second-falcon-9-block-5-readying-for-static-fire-ahead-of-telstar-19v-launch/

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Distant shots:

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Its up ! @SpaceX #Falcon9 2nd #Block5 booster is now visible after being raised overnight at #Pad40 - ahead of todays static fire test planned for 1000-1600 ET July 18 for #Telstar19 launch NET this weekend. Credit: @ken_kremer  spaceupclose.com

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019541722907447297

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Falcon 9 Static Fire will be later in the window. Totally normal. They don't often fire up at the start of the window. Need pad clear (which may now be happening by the time of this tweet) and then the observation of venting.
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Clearly still a bit of time to go yet:

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1215 pm : No sign of venting yet from @spacex #Falcon9 booster awaiting static fire test today

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019615962272878597

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Launch weather forecast is 60% GO, but weather may be clearing later in the long launch window:

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

Edit to add: noticed forecast seems a bit confused about date ... it says Jul 22nd but is called L-3 and talks about weather Saturday and Sunday rather than Sunday and Monday!
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2 PM ET- still no sign of venting for @SpaceX #Falcon9 hot fire test today. Currently sunny weather 100# GO. Window to 4 pm

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019643339136790528

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Wind just picked up. Pop up storm. Hold on to your hat!

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1019644144833237000

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Hmm, might be tight for today’s static fire window:

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240 pm ET: Drastic and swift weather change . Pouring rain and thunder claps inundating cape area and #pad40 awaiting spacex hot fire test. @ken_kremer

https://twitter.com/ken_kremer/status/1019655891715534848

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Standing by for the test. Vehicle observed as venting.
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