Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : Merah Putih (Telkom 4) : August 7, 2018 - UPDATES  (Read 41490 times)

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main events of the launch

Merah Putih satellite deployment

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Courtesy of Tom Cross. The sky was exceptionally clear and the plume photos show it.

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Two newly cataloged objects:

2018-064A   2018-08-07 06:57 UTC - 193/29503km/27.06°
2018-064B   2018-08-07 06:59 UTC - 181/29527km/27.04°

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Two newly cataloged objects:

2018-064A   2018-08-07 06:57 UTC - 193/29503km/27.06°
2018-064B   2018-08-07 06:59 UTC - 181/29527km/27.04°

Using both i get a delta v to GEO of about 1924 m/s, so a GTO-1924.

Using 2018-064A:

Current Orbit: 193.0000 km x 29503.0000 km x 27.0600 degrees;
Apogee Speed: 1853.9621 m/s; Perigee Speed: 10132.3942 m/s; delta v to this orbit: 0.0000


Sub-sync transfer.

First maneuver:
Apogee changed to 35786km
Inclination changed to 26.9788 degrees
Current Orbit: 193.0000 km x 35786.0000 km x 26.9788 degrees;
Apogee Speed: 1596.1557 m/s; Perigee Speed: 10251.2396 m/s; delta v to this orbit: 119.7194


Second maneuver:
Perigee changed to 35786km
Inclination changed to 0 degrees
Current Orbit: 35786.0000 km x 35786.0000 km x 0.0000 degrees;
Apogee Speed: 3074.9218 m/s; Perigee Speed: 3074.9218 m/s; delta v to this orbit: 1923.8796


Total delta v to GEO: 1923.8796 m/s

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Falcon 9 soars into the Space Coast sky with the Merah Putih satellite at 1:18 A.M. this morning, as seen oceanside in Satellite Beach. #SpaceX #Falcon9 #MerahPutih

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1026701019563089920

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Satellite Built by Maxar Technologies’ SSL for Indonesia’s Largest Telecom Company is Performing Post-Launch Maneuvers According to Plan

Merah Putih satellite for Telkom Indonesia helps build a better world with enhanced telephone and internet service in Indonesia

PALO ALTO, Calif. – August 7, 2018 - SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, announced today the Merah Putih communications satellite built for Indonesia’s largest telecom operator is performing post launch maneuvers according to plan following its successful launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9. The satellite for PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom Indonesia), demonstrates Maxar’s commitment to build a better world by delivering enhanced telecommunications and internet service to Indonesia.

Merah Putih, a name which represents the red and white of the Indonesian flag, deployed its solar arrays shortly after launch and will begin firing its main thruster tomorrow to propel toward its final orbit. The satellite is part of the critical telecommunications backbone connecting thousands of islands in Indonesia, other parts of Southeast Asia, and it expands service to South Asia.

Satellites are uniquely positioned to provide cost-effective and reliable service in regions such as South East Asia where the geographies can make fiber optic and terrestrial infrastructures difficult to build. The Telkom network demonstrates how satellite can seamlessly integrate into the greater telecommunications infrastructure to bring information and communications to underserved populations.

“SSL is the leading satellite manufacturer for companies in Indonesia and many parts of Asia,” said Dario Zamarian, group president of SSL. “I’d like to congratulate our colleagues at Telkom Indonesia, SpaceX and the many members of the SSL team who worked together closely to make this satellite and launch a success.”

Merah Putih, which will be located at 108 degrees East longitude, is an all C-band satellite that enhances both internet and telephone service for populations in remote regions and will be used to offload backhaul for cellular service.

With a launch mass of roughly 5800 kg, the satellite incorporates many technology advances including SSL’s composite strut tower, which is built using 3D printed components. It has 24 C-band transponders and 12 transponders for Extended C-band covering South East Asia, 24 C-band transponders covering South Asia. Today’s advances lower the cost of satellite capacity and enable better performance and reliability.

“SSL worked closely with the Telkom team to be sure to meet all of our requirements,” said Mr. Alex J Sinaga, President Director of Telkom Indonesia. “We are very happy that the satellite was completed ahead of schedule and now that it is launched, we can expand our service into new regions.”

Merah Putih is based on the powerful and reliable SSL 1300 platform, which provides flexibility for a broad range of  applications and technology advances. It is designed to provide service for 16 years or more. 

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Falcon 9 ascends through the lightning tower cluster at SLC-40 with the Merah Putih satellite at 1:18 A.M. this morning.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1026872541036597248

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Falcon 9
Merah Putih
Fury.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1026840151828430848

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SpaceX - First Re-flight Of Block5 Booster - Telkom4 08-07-2018

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Published on Aug 7, 2018

This was big for SpaceX! We believe they are already using improved COPVs. Watch for both fairings separating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsZ9XLlDfn8?t=001

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SpaceX Merah Putih Launch - UP CLOSE VIEWS

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Published on Aug 7, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j94dE4Oj4vo?t=001



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Falcon 9 exits the frame, leaving behind an abstract array of fervent flame and cloud. This camera also shot my closeup image of Falcon 9’s first stage engines during yesterday’s launch. It’s incredible how the scene changes in three seconds as Falcon 9 climbs from the pad.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1027314347444498434

The other image John’s referring to is posted here.

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Falcon 9 booster 1046.2 coming in to port. Still pretty far out this is with a 600mm lens.

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Return live on periscope now with @murphypak:

https://twitter.com/murphypak/status/1027655578280050688

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The #SpaceX #Falcon9 that flew the #MerahPutih mission earlier this week is now back in Port. Heres a cell phone picture from moments ago. Professional camera photos coming after dinner

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Falcon 9 booster 1046.2 returns to Port Canaveral this afternoon following Tuesday’s launch of Merah Putih.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1027690938334945280

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SpaceX - Telkom4 Returns To Port Like New 08-09-2018
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Two newly cataloged objects:

2018-064A   2018-08-07 06:57 UTC - 193/29503km/27.06°
2018-064B   2018-08-07 06:59 UTC - 181/29527km/27.04°

First maneuver

43587   TELKOM-4   2018-064A        597.10min   27.36deg   33709km   512km
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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