Author Topic: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon Heavy : Arabsat 6A : LC-39A : NET April 10, 2019 - UPDATES  (Read 68410 times)

Online Chris Bergin

UPDATE ONLY THREAD.

NSF Threads for Arabsat 6A : Discussion / Updates (through April 10 scrub) / Updates (starting with April 11 attempt)

NSF Articles for Arabsat 6A :
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/?s=Falcon%2BHeavy

Master Launch Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/04/spacex-falcon-heavy-second-launch-arabsat-6a/ - By William Graham

NET April 11, 2019 at 18:36 EDT (22:36 UTC) on Falcon Heavy to GTO from LC-39A.  Side boosters 1052.1 and 1053.1 with center booster 1055.1.  Side boosters are expected to land back at LZ-1, center booster is expected to land on ASDS.

Second flight of Falcon Heavy.  Payload mass 6465kg.



Being built in Denver by Lockheed Martin for Arabsat.  Based on the A2100 satellite bus.  Stationed at 30.5deg East.  Mass around 6000kg.  Has Ku and Ka band payload.  Chemical propulsion.


Arabsat
SpaceX Press Release
NEC Press Release

Arabsat 6A on Gunter's Space Page

ArabSat 6A CDR Completed May 31, 2016
Quote
DENVER, May 31, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Arab Satellite Communications Organization and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have successfully completed a comprehensive technical review of Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, two satellites that will provide television, internet, telephone and secure communications, to customers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

To achieve this milestone, Lockheed Martin completed the Critical Design Review of the satellite and each subsystem, demonstrating the satellite design meets technical specifications and is ready for the next phase of production. With Critical Design Review complete and manufacturing underway, the Lockheed Martin team will now move further into the production process.

“Now that we’ve completed this intensive design review, we’re moving forward into the build, integration and test phase for Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1,” said Carl Marchetto, Lockheed Martin’s vice president and general manager of Commercial Space. “We’re already producing important components for the satellites including antenna reflectors, panels and the core structure, and are excited to continue manufacturing these important satellites.”

Arabsat 6A will be located at 30.5 degrees East and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 will be located at 39 degrees East. Both satellites will be designed for a 15-year service life, and will be manufactured in Denver, Colorado. There are five modernized A2100 satellites currently under contract to Lockheed Martin and they are designed for a host of missions and customers around the globe.



Other SpaceX resources on NASASpaceflight:
   SpaceX News Articles (Recent)
   SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews)
   SpaceX Dragon Articles
   SpaceX Missions Section (with Launch Manifest and info on past and future missions)

   L2 SpaceX Section
« Last Edit: 04/11/2019 01:07 pm by gongora »

Online Chris Bergin

Per L2, KSC goes into Critical Support from 20:30 Local (March 31) to 20:30 Local (April 1), meaning rollout to 39A likely on Sunday and then Static Fire on April 1.

Online Chris Bergin

April 7 was RANGE APPROVED this week on the Range, but we think it will slip a few days. Will update if the Range updates (documented date).

Offline bjornl

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 167
  • Netherlands
  • Liked: 93
  • Likes Given: 85
KSC visitor center has updated this to TBD April.

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7811
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 9157
  • Likes Given: 3131
https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1111667037141721090

Quote
So it begins. Launch hazard area issued by 45th Space Wing for 4/7 #SpaceX #FalconHeavy launch from Kennedy Space Center. In effect from 1630 to 2130 ET (2030 to 0130 UTC). Boosters will target LZ-1 and drone ship landings

Online Chris Bergin

With all the Range assets as still the 7th, we'll remain with the 7th.

Bottom line is we'll know for sure after the Static Fire test as that's usually the first time SpaceX comment on an upcoming launch date.

Online Chris Bergin

T/E is still on the pad.

https://twitter.com/izqomar/status/1111779238833725441

And L2 has critical support period moving to the right 24 hours meaning rollout likely NET Monday. Static Fire likely NET Tuesday.

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 510
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 638
  • Likes Given: 478
"The Falcon has landed"

Offline ChrisGebhardt

  • Assistant Managing Editor
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7251
  • ad astra scientia
  • ~1 AU
  • Liked: 6479
  • Likes Given: 781
« Last Edit: 03/30/2019 01:54 pm by ChrisGebhardt »

Online Michael Baylor

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 623
  • Liked: 1752
  • Likes Given: 707
https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/1112421928399183874

Quote
It sounds like the TE at LC-39A was just raised moments ago to pick up the reaction frame and roll it back in the HIF ahead of Falcon Heavy's static fire on the 2nd.

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 510
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 638
  • Likes Given: 478
Picture of the TEL vertical on 39a from Stephen C. Smith:

https://twitter.com/WordsmithFL/status/1112424419610243073
"The Falcon has landed"

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7811
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 9157
  • Likes Given: 3131
More evidence SpaceX fairly confident in launch date:

https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1112685999459569664

Quote
DEPARTURE! Of Course I Still Love You and Tug Hollywood are now leaving Port Canaveral ahead of Sunday's recovery.

The droneship is heading further downrange than ever before to a distance of 967km!

Offline ChrisGebhardt

  • Assistant Managing Editor
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7251
  • ad astra scientia
  • ~1 AU
  • Liked: 6479
  • Likes Given: 781
 Take note if you are coming to watch the Falcon Heavy launch of the following road closures and restricted areas.

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7811
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 9157
  • Likes Given: 3131
https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1112740276068671488

Quote
Notices went out to KSC employees just now. Static fire still on for tomorrow at this point. Window below. I will be live streaming it all for you thanks to the mighty resources of @KSpaceAcademy. #FalconHeavy #SpaceX

Offline FutureSpaceTourist

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7811
  • UK
    • Plan 28
  • Liked: 9157
  • Likes Given: 3131
« Last Edit: 04/01/2019 07:56 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »


Offline RocketLover0119

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 510
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 638
  • Likes Given: 478
Image from SFN of the TE moving to the hanger, 3 holes, for 3 cores.  8)

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1112849801383723014
"The Falcon has landed"

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 510
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 638
  • Likes Given: 478
As of this morning, the TEL is in the hangar and is being hooked up to Heavy, should hopefully see rollout later today!

https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/1113088557332287488
"The Falcon has landed"

Offline PM3

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 291
  • Germany
  • Liked: 305
  • Likes Given: 179
« Last Edit: 04/02/2019 04:06 pm by PM3 »

Online Chris Bergin

Static Fire probably NET Thursday now. We're into the realm of the launch date being something we'll need to see what SpaceX say after a successful Static Fire test. Officially still NET 7th.

https://twitter.com/ChrisG_NSF/status/1113211753880539144

Tags: