Author Topic: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019  (Read 3026 times)

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PRISMA (Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission) is an Earth Observation system with innovative, electro-optical instrumentation that combine a hyperspectral sensor with a medium-resolution panchromatic camera.

The advantages of this combination are that in addition to the usual capability of observation based on recognising the geometric characteristics of the scene there are hyperspectral sensors which determine the chemical-physical composition of the objects present on the scene.

This offers the scientific community and users many applications in the field of environmental monitoring, resource management, crop classification, pollution control and other things. In addition, there may be other applications in the field of National Security.

PRISMA takes advantage of previous investments made by ASI in the field of "small missions" (for example, AGILE), hyperspectral payloads (for example, Hypseo, JHM), satellite platforms (MITA/PRIMA) and receiving and remote sensing data processing centres (COSMO-SkyMed and CNM) that have given the opportunity to national industries to acquire competences and develop/consolidate vitally important products.

https://www.asi.it/en/flash/observing-earth/prisma

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Webpage: http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/

Payload: http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/-/prisma-1

Launch date: http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/news/program2/128-prisma-launch-date

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PRISMA Satellite launch date scheduled on 8 March 2019.
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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - December, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 09/26/2018 11:29 pm »
VV13 flight is scheduled for the end of November. And the payload won't be Prisma.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - December, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 09/27/2018 12:04 am »
VV13 flight is scheduled for the end of November. And the payload won't be Prisma.
Sources please.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #3 on: 09/27/2018 08:21 am »
some messages (or rumors ?) says: Mohammed VI-B (moroccan spy-satellite) would fly in Nov. 2018. (that would be VV13)

and PRISMA:
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PRISMA Satellite launch date scheduled on February 2019.
http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/news/program2/128-prisma-launch-date
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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #4 on: 09/27/2018 11:55 am »
some messages (or rumors ?) says: Mohammed VI-B (moroccan spy-satellite) would fly in Nov. 2018. (that would be VV13)

and PRISMA:
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PRISMA Satellite launch date scheduled on February 2019.
http://prisma-i.it/index.php/en/news/program2/128-prisma-launch-date

It is better to wait to have a reliable source.

https://spacewatch.global/2018/09/moroccos-mohammed-vi-b-earth-observation-satellite-due-to-be-launched-by-arianespace-in-november-2018/

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Moroccan media is reporting that the North African country’s second high-resolution Earth observation satellite, the Mohammed VI-B, is due to be launched on an Arianespace launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana in November 2018 on either the Vega or Soyuz ST-A Fregat-M satellite launch vehicles.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #5 on: 09/27/2018 02:18 pm »
It's just like last year when Aeolus was to have flown on VV-11 until the first Mohammed VI satellite was secretly manifested, causing Aeolus to slip into the following year.
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Re: Vega Flight VV13 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #6 on: 09/29/2018 03:58 am »
http://northafricapost.com/25552-morocco-to-foster-earth-observation-capabilities-with-second-satellite.html

PRISMA will possibly fly on VV-14, now that Mohammed VI B is manifested for this mission.
« Last Edit: 09/29/2018 03:59 am by ZachS09 »
Because the Falcon Heavy Test Flight was successful, it has inspired thousands of people to consider changing the future of space travel.

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February 2019
« Reply #7 on: 10/30/2018 03:08 am »
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Cross-post; update from SFN launch schedule page, updated October 25:

PRISMA launch designated VV14.

Planned launches:
Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)

2019
December 2018  February - PRISMA (Precursore Iperspettrale della Missione Applicativa) - Vega (VV14) - Kourou ZLV

Changes on September 27th
Changes on October 29th
« Last Edit: 10/30/2018 03:09 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #8 on: 12/21/2018 06:51 pm »
rumor: launch of PRISMA in March 2019  :-\

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #9 on: 12/21/2018 07:17 pm »
rumor: launch of PRISMA in March 2019  :-\
Source?
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #11 on: 12/21/2018 09:53 pm »
We need an Italian :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQPSHbjgXic&feature=youtu.be&t=645

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Prisma's launch in March.

Which is consistent with the start of the campaign mid January

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #12 on: 12/21/2018 10:10 pm »
Thanks !  :)

But not so good. This will be tight with 5 Vega / Vega-C starts in 2019.  :-\

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #13 on: 12/21/2018 11:50 pm »
Don't forget the second P120C test firing at BEAP. It's very likely Regulus will improve there annual production record in 2019.

AFAIK with the new P120C facilities, P80 (P88) can be tested off pad. This has reduced the launcher build-up schedule by a month. So the new schedule is ~ one month.

What has caused the VV-14 PRISMA launch to be delayed?
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #14 on: 12/22/2018 11:52 am »
I think:
So far, the Vega campaigns have taken 7 weeks. I do not know how far that can shorten.
An SSMS-mission launch for the first time. The gap to Ariane or Soyuz launches, 2 weeks or 3.
I think a Vega launch every 2 months is optimistic.
No Soyuz launches scheduled between April and October, that's good for the Vega.
The last quarter could be full, 2 Soyuz launches,
some heavy payloads for the Ariane could only then be ready.
And the maiden flight of the Vega-C might need more preparation time.
So if Vega VV17 launch in September, yes 5 launches, otherwise not.

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - February, 2019
« Reply #15 on: 12/22/2018 06:44 pm »
P120-QM is planned for mid January currently
VV14 Spacecraft arrival is planned for the second week of January currently

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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - 01:50 UTC March 9, 2019
« Reply #16 on: 01/10/2019 04:29 am »
Updated VV14 launch date and time from SFN Launch Schedule, updated January 9:
0150:35 UTC, March 9 = 10:50:35 p.m. GFT, March 8 (local time)
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Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #17 on: 01/14/2019 06:44 pm »
PRISMA has arrived in Kourou  :)



https://www.asi.it/it/news/prisma-arriva-in-guyana-francese

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PRISMA arrives in French Guiana
Satellite environmental tests have been successfully completed
of Web editorial staff
Friday 11 January 2019

The satellite of the PRISMA mission (HyperSpectral PRecursor of the Application Mission), after successfully passing all the environmental tests carried out in Toulouse and having received the authorization for shipping to the launch base, arrived today, 11 January 2019, in French Guiana .

Located at the base of the Center Spatial Guyanais, PRISMA is preparing to face the launch campaign with the European carrier VEGA with a scheduled flight on the night between 8 and 9 March 2019. The VEGA is a launcher born in Italy and developed by 'ESA for in orbit of satellites up to 2500 kg which has shown excellent performance and reliability.

PRISMA is a hyperspectral satellite, able to observe from optical to near infrared, and is the first of its kind for Earth Observation.

Great satisfaction was expressed by Roberto Formaro, head of the Technology and Engineering Unit who managed the program, for the joint work of the temporary grouping of companies formed by OHB Italy - agent - and LEONARDO S.p.A. - principal.

Francesco Longo, responsible for the Program, thanking all the staff involved for their efforts, recalled the importance of this mission which will be able to make a highly innovative contribution to the observation of the Earth for the study of natural resources and the main environmental processes.
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Re: Vega Flight VV14 - PRISMA - March 9 (01:50 UTC), 2019
« Reply #18 on: 01/15/2019 05:07 am »
Some pics of the arrival of Prisma in French Gyuana, posted by Stéphane Israël on Twitter.

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