Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Merah Putih (Telkom 4) : August 7, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 46116 times)

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UPDATE ONLY Thread for the launch of Merah Putih (Telkom 4)

NSF Threads for Telkom 4 : Discussion / Updates

NSF Articles for Telkom 4 :

Successful launch August 7, 2018 at 01:18 EDT (05:18 UTC) on Falcon 9 booster 1046.2 (previously used for Bangabandhu-1 mission) to GTO.  ASDS landing was successful.  Satellite mass is 5800kg.


I guess I should start a mission thread for this one soon (although it's still 20+ spots down the manifest):

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Tweet from SSL:
Thumbs up! TELKOM-4 is progressing through SSL’s Palo Alto factory on schedule.



Telkom 4 has a C-Band payload with 60 transponders, 36 for the Southeast Asia market and 24 for the Indian market.  It is using the SSL 1300 bus and will be positioned at 108 degrees.  Telkom 4 is a replacement for Telkom 1, which failed on August 25, 2017 before its planned retirement in 2022.

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SSL SELECTED AS WINNER OF PROCUREMENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE TO TELKOM, INDONESIA’S LARGEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORK PROVIDER

PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 30, 2015 — Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a communications satellite to PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, the largest telecommunication and network provider in Indonesia. SSL was informed last week that it is the winner of the procurement of the TELKOM-4 satellite, which will be used for fixed satellite services in Indonesia, India, and Southeast Asia.

“Satellite services are particularly important in regions such as Indonesia where the population is spread over thousands of islands,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “For SSL, this is the third satellite for Indonesia that we will add to our backlog and we are honored to play such an important role in expanding the telecommunications infrastructure for the nation and the region.”

"Because our country consists of thousands of islands, Indonesia needs satellite technology,” said Alex J Sinaga, president director and chief operating officer of Telkom. “Satellite complements our other technologies, such as submarine cable, as the backbone that connects the islands of Indonesia.”

The satellite will be based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 platform, which provides the flexibility to support a broad range of applications and technology advances. It is designed to provide service for 15 years or more.

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[detikInet Feb 16, 2017] SpaceX Launches Still Trust Telkom 4

Telkom still high reliance on Elon Musk's SpaceX owned satellite launch Telkom 4, despite a little incident on a satellite explosion Facebook.
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As planned, Telkom 4 later when it was launched with estimates in June 2018, will occupy the orbital slot 108 degrees longitude (BT). This satellite will replace one whose term Telkom remained active until 2022.

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[detikInet Sep 11, 2017] Buyarnya Telkom 4 Satellite Plan on August 17, 2018

Telkom 4 satellite is planned to be launched on special day. Precisely on August 17, 2018. However, due to Telkom 1 satellite anomaly, the launch schedule may change.
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"Specifically for Telkom 4, we have coordinated with the satellite manufacturer to be able to advance 60 days, but the manufacturing itself, the launch itself, we coordinate with the launcher, whether the queue can be advanced, if it can succeed, then Telkom 4 can go early," continued Alex .


Telkom 4 on Gunter's Space Page



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« Last Edit: 08/07/2018 05:55 AM by gongora »

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The Static Fire test should be NET July 31. It was booked on the range for the 29th before the two day slip.

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Static Fire is now believed to be Thursday (checking as that's a bit tight for the launch date).

But it's clearly not today, as per the previous placeholder.

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1024254619675963392


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Ben Cooper now has a August 7 launch date.... (on his website)

https://twitter.com/EmreKelly/status/1024353070921207809

UPDATE: #SpaceX Merah Putih (Telkom-4) launch from CCAFS rescheduled to Tuesday, 8/7. Similar window, so launch hazard area in effect from 2315 ET 8/6 to 0345 ET 8/7 (0315 to 0745 UTC). #Falcon9 will attempt ASDS landing.

« Last Edit: 07/31/2018 06:05 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Falcon 9 is vertical on SLC-40, but the SF is still classed as Thursday.

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Falcon 9 is vertical on SLC-40, but the SF is still classed as Thursday.

Is the use of a flown booster confirmed?

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Static fire window is 1100-1700 eastern time, today

https://mobile.twitter.com/AstroHardin/status/1024768505458122760
"The Falcon has landed"

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Now they may fire up at 11am, job done, SpaceX tweet.

Or they may fire up later in the window, which is why they have a long window.

Or - and why I'm posting this - per some claims made to me - load up, scrub (on purpose) and recycle. There are some notes they may take an opportunity for a recycle test. Now if they do, it's worth noting in advance in case someone sees the big venting, nothing and claims there was a problem. Most likely it will be the recycle test.

We'll see!

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Too much haze to get a good shot. So far this is the best I can make of it.

(edit: and with color correction)
« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 02:42 PM by jacqmans »

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We have venting! Was taken an hour go, which is over normal load time, so it's possible a reload could have occurred.


https://mobile.twitter.com/aWildLupiDragon/status/1025033454965145600/photo/1
« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 05:03 PM by Chris Bergin »
"The Falcon has landed"

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we just had static fire

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First venting

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And the test fire
« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 05:04 PM by jacqmans »

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« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 05:10 PM by Chris Bergin »

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And I have visual confirmation from Tom Cross that the booster is indeed sooty and thus B1046.2 :) photos incoming.

Edit: the tweet!
https://twitter.com/_TomCross_/status/1025074341040533504

« Last Edit: 08/02/2018 05:51 PM by vaporcobra »


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HAWK is departing port Canaveral with OCISLY! GO Quest and GO Navigator will follow behind.
"The Falcon has landed"

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HAWK is departing port Canaveral with OCISLY! GO Quest and GO Navigator will follow behind.

Confirmed via jetty park webcam.
"The Falcon has landed"

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L-4 launch weather forecast is 80% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Anvil Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Rule
« Last Edit: 08/04/2018 09:43 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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