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SpaceX takes to the skies for the 23rd time in 2022, with Falcon 9 lofting the NileSat-301 satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit from the space coast of Florida this afternoon at 5:04pm..

https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/1534644493311516673


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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1534708824015355910
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Nilesat 301 has been cataloged as 52817 in a 310 x 44880 km x 18.6 deg supersync transfer orbit. The Falcon 9 second stage is in a 292 x 44742 km x 18.3 deg orbit.

An online GTO calculator puts that around GSO-1590
« Last Edit: 06/09/2022 01:43 am by gongora »

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Here is a comparison of the webcast telemetry from the Türksat-5B and Nilesat-301 missions.

1. Although we have seen a few recent missions with improved booster performance, this was not one of them.
2. Although the ground tracks over the equator near the Gabon ground station were similar, there was no telemetry from the Nilesat-301 second stage burn, just a short burst from around satellite separation.

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https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1534549768122376192

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Nearly halfway through 2022, this is the first truly commercial launch of a geostationary communications satellite this year. These used to launch multiple times per month.

This is illustrative of the recent shift in the satellite market toward LEO constellations.

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CelesTrak has TLEs for 2 objects from the launch (2022-061) of NILESAT 301 on a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral on Jun 8 at 2014 UTC:

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1534727299680964608

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is this the furthest dronship falcon 9 landing attempt?? which one was previous at 681km??
https://everydayastronaut.com/nilesat-301-falcon-9-block-5/
Not if you count Falcon Heavy, third one was over 1200 km downrange.

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Updating / Update

There are already 23 launches this year and this is the history of the #Falcon9 .

https://twitter.com/SpaceNosey/status/1534795102845009921

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has someone done the maths on what GTO class orbit this made (compared to the usual GTO1800)

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has someone done the maths on what GTO class orbit this made (compared to the usual GTO1800)
An online GTO calculator puts that around GSO-1590
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Belated congratulations to the entire launch campaign team!

Thank you RL for the launch thread live coverage!
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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1535082626439991296

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Tugg Finn Falgout is well underway with Just Read the Instructions and B1062 after leaving the landing zone roughly 24 hours ago. Too early to say, but we may see them back in port by weekends end.

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has someone done the maths on what GTO class orbit this made (compared to the usual GTO1800)

I calculate that 1586 m/s is required to reach GSO.

Enter initial perigee height (km): 310
Enter initial apogee height (km): 44880
Enter required inclination change (deg): 18.6
Enter final orbit height (km): -1
Geosynchronous altitude = 35786.0 km

Burn at 44880.0 km: theta1 = 18.60 deg, dv1 = 1444.3 m/s
Burn at 35786.0 km: theta2 =  0.00 deg, dv2 =  146.2 m/s
dv = 1590.4 m/s

Burn at 44880.0 km: theta1 = 17.94 deg, dv1 = 1435.3 m/s
Burn at 35786.0 km: theta2 =  0.66 deg, dv2 =  150.6 m/s
dv = 1585.9 m/s
« Last Edit: 06/11/2022 04:31 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Tug Finn Falgout, JRTI droneship and B1062 will return to Port Canaveral around dawn tomorrow, 12th June.

Bob returned with the two fairing halves from Nilesat-301 earlier.

First booster return in 3 weeks.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1535637608704921603

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JRTI droneship and B1062 are just offshore from Cape Canaveral and due to arrive this morning.

ASOG droneship is in port and blocking the booster unloading dock. ASOG should shift/depart for Starlink in the new few hours, allowing JRTI to arrive.

https://twitter.com/SpaceOffshore/status/1535934767056797696

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https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1535984644583313410

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B1062 has arrived at Port Canaveral, after launching Nilesat-301 to orbit on Wednesday.

Somewhat poetic that Nilesat-301 also arrived here by boat on May 12th.

nasaspaceflight.com/fleetcam

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