Author Topic: ABL RS1 (first launch) : DEMO-1 : Kodiak LP-3C : NET 10 Oct 2022 (22:00 UTC)  (Read 27255 times)

Offline Ken the Bin

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NET September 6?

Nope.  That's the second chunk of the launch window.

The FAA TFR for the first chunk of the launch window (August 29 to August 31) is at https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_6752.html.  For some reason Space TFRs didn't tweet this TFR, but it's on the FAA website.

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Note that the file has Astra in the name, but Astra isn't doing any more rocket launches until Rocket 4 is ready.  My guess is that PSCA started from an Astra file and modified it for ABL but didn't change that part of the file name.  Unless I missed it, the name of the launch provider does not appear in the file contents.  (The PDF file is the original.  I converted it to images.)

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Note that the file has Astra in the name, but Astra isn't doing any more rocket launches until Rocket 4 is ready.  My guess is that PSCA started from an Astra file and modified it for ABL but didn't change that part of the file name.  Unless I missed it, the name of the launch provider does not appear in the file contents.  (The PDF file is the original.  I converted it to images.)

The file has been renamed from PSCA-Astra-P137-Launch-Closure-Flyer-AMD-01.pdf  to PSCA-P137-Launch-Closure-Flyer-AMD-01.pdf.  The file contents are unchanged.

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Updated notice from the USCG Local Notice to Mariners.  The launch window has been moved four hours earlier.  (This was also in the PSCA file that I posted above but I missed it there.)

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The two original FAA TFRs for August 29 to August 31 and September 6 to September 10 are gone.

There is a new TFR for September 6 to September 14.  The daily launch window has also been moved four hours later, back to what it originally was.

So far the PSCA information has not been changed to match this.

https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_1151.html

Key information:
Quote from: FAA
Airspace Definition:
      Region bounded by:
      
         Latitude:    Longitude:    FRD:
      From:    57º33'10"N    152º30'36"W    ODK202014
      To:    57º33'45"N    152º15'00"W    ODK167013
      To:    57º15'45"N    151º56'57"W    ODK158033
      To:    57º11'37"N    152º05'34"W    ODK167036
      To:    57º09'53"N    152º23'27"W    ODK183037
      To:    57º06'33"N    152º30'26"W    ODK188040
      To:    57º01'15"N    152º35'14"W    ODK190046
      To:    56º55'34"N    152º52'04"W    ODK194051
      To:    57º03'14"N    153º19'54"W    ODK199054
      Altitude: From the surface up to Unlimited
Effective Date(s):
      In UTC:
      2200 to 0130 UTC Daily starting September 6 and ending September 14.

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We're excited to have OmniTeq's payloads onboard RS1 Flight 1. Thank you for the opportunity to support this mission and we look forward to many more like it! - Harry O'Hanley
[Aug 17]

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/harry-o-hanley-27087382_newspace-launch-missionintegrationoperations-activity-6965780070149873664-S6Uf

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« Last Edit: 08/18/2022 08:08 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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This updated notice from PSCA embedded in this week's USCG District 17 weekly Local Notice to Mariners confirms the change.

Key information:
Quote from: PSCA
Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) will be conducting a launch designated P137 from Launch Pad LP-3C at Narrow Cape, Kodiak, Alaska, with a launch azimuth of 176°. Daily launch operations are scheduled between 2200-0130 UTC September 6th through September 14th. In local time 1400-1730 AKDT September 6th through September 13th, 2022 (local).

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We're excited to have OmniTeq's payloads onboard RS1 Flight 1. Thank you for the opportunity to support this mission and we look forward to many more like it! - Harry O'Hanley
[Aug 17]

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/harry-o-hanley-27087382_newspace-launch-missionintegrationoperations-activity-6965780070149873664-S6Uf

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All indications are that the two payloads mentioned by the FCC in the license are these two L2 Aerospace 6U CubeSats that will be part of a constellation of 36 satellites.
« Last Edit: 08/18/2022 08:42 pm by Conexion Espacial »
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PSCA posted INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-1.pdf, then a few minutes later replaced it with INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-2.pdf.

The difference between the two is that in INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-2.pdf they added the shading to the launch.

Attachments:
Image of page 3 of INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-2.pdf (showing September to December).
INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-1.pdf (just in case anyone is interested)
INTEGRATED-RANGE-SCHEDULE-2.pdf

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Well, here's something interesting.  The USCG District 17 weekly Local Notice to Mariners is out and it includes a notice from PSCA for P138, which looks like P137 but with a launch window starting on September 19.  The notice for P137 on September 6 is still in the LNM as well.  The PSCA website does not mention P138 and there is not a new integrated range schedule.

Quote from: PSCA
Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) will be conducting a launch designated P138 from Launch Pad LP-3C at Narrow Cape, Kodiak, Alaska, with a launch azimuth of 176°. Daily launch operations are scheduled between 2200-0130 UTC September 19th through September 27th. In local time 1400-1730 AKDT September 19th through September 26th, 2022 (local). Mariners are requested to remain clear of the Hazard Areas during the scheduled launch operations.

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https://twitter.com/ablspacesystems/status/1564318304680169473
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RS1 // Flight 1 // PSCA // Pad 3C // September 2022

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Per this new Launch Closure Flyer, the beginning of the launch period is now Thursday, September 8 (still at 22:00 UTC).  Launch opportunities daily still through Tuesday, September 13.

Quote from: PSCA
Alaska Aerospace will open the launch window from 08 September - 13 September 2022. Launch attempts will take place within a three and a half hour window beginning at 2:00 PM local.
Launch is a complex process requiring multiple elements to work together. It’s likely the launch could be postponed, or “scrubbed”, multiple times to allow for minor rocket adjustments or adverse weather conditions (e.g., winds, heavy rain/snow). Also, the launch team must take a safety down day after three consecutive days of launch attempts.

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Taken on August 13th, so the vehicle has already been fully integrated for more than two weeks!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ablspacesystems

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https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6970086220311773184/

Dan Piemont:
RS1 is fully stacked and ready to go. Our team will continue conducting rehearsal and fill/drain ops to maintain readiness for launch. We'll fly as soon as we receive our launch license, expected sometime after Labor Day.

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Well, here's something interesting.  The USCG District 17 weekly Local Notice to Mariners is out and it includes a notice from PSCA for P138, which looks like P137 but with a launch window starting on September 19.  The notice for P137 on September 6 is still in the LNM as well.  The PSCA website does not mention P138 and there is not a new integrated range schedule.

Quote from: PSCA
Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) will be conducting a launch designated P138 from Launch Pad LP-3C at Narrow Cape, Kodiak, Alaska, with a launch azimuth of 176°. Daily launch operations are scheduled between 2200-0130 UTC September 19th through September 27th. In local time 1400-1730 AKDT September 19th through September 26th, 2022 (local). Mariners are requested to remain clear of the Hazard Areas during the scheduled launch operations.

There's now an FAA TFR matching the P138 notice: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_0215.html.

Quote from: FAA
2200 to 0130 UTC Daily starting September 19 and ending September 27.

The TFR for P137 remains in effect.

There is still no mention of P138 on the PSCA (Alaska Aerospace) website, including still no new integrated range schedule.

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The embedded PSCA notices in the USCG District 17 weekly Local Notice to Mariners reflect the change to September 8 for P137 and no changes for P138.

BUT ...  PSCA has issued a new Launch Closure Flyer.  The start of the launch period has been moved back another two days, to Saturday, September 10 (still at 22:00 UTC).  The launch period still ends on September 13 (the launch window actually extends into September 14 UTC).

Quote from: PSCA
Alaska Aerospace will open the launch window from 10 September - 13 September 2022. Launch attempts will take place within a three and a half hour window beginning at 2:00 PM local.
Launch is a complex process requiring multiple elements to work together. It’s likely the launch could be postponed, or “scrubbed”, multiple times to allow for minor rocket adjustments or adverse weather conditions (e.g., winds, heavy rain/snow). Also, the launch team must take a safety down day after three consecutive days of launch attempts.

The FAA TFR that started on September 8 has been removed and replaced with one that starts on September 10.

https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_0563.html

Quote from: FAA
2200 to 0130 UTC Daily starting September 10 and ending September 14.

Also, PSCA has finally issued a new Integrated Range Schedule that has both P137 and P138, but it was obviously generated with old information because it still has P137 starting on September 6.

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BUT ...  PSCA has issued a new Launch Closure Flyer.  The start of the launch period has been moved back another two days, to Saturday, September 10 (still at 22:00 UTC).  The launch period still ends on September 13 (the launch window actually extends into September 14 UTC).

Closing in on Firefly launch, currently scheduled for September 11 at 22:00 UTC. What a tight race.
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ABL Space is really just waiting on an FAA launch license at this point so multiple launch windows makes sense. Presumably trying to make sure they're ready to go whenever approval finally comes.

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PSCA has issued another new Launch Closure Flyer.  The start of the launch period has been moved back another two days, to Monday, September 12 (still at 22:00 UTC).  The launch period still ends on September 13 (the launch window actually extends into September 14 UTC).

Quote from: PSCA
Alaska Aerospace will open the launch window from 12 September - 13 September 2022. Launch attempts will take place within a three and a half hour window beginning at 2:00 PM local.
Launch is a complex process requiring multiple elements to work together. It’s likely the launch could be postponed, or “scrubbed”, multiple times to allow for minor rocket adjustments or adverse weather conditions (e.g., winds, heavy rain/snow). Also, the launch team must take a safety down day after three consecutive days of launch attempts.

Edit: The FAA TFR for Sep 10 to Sep 13 has been withdrawn and replaced by one for Sep 12 to Sep 13.

https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_2_2684.html

Quote from: FAA
2200 to 0130 UTC Daily starting September 12 and ending September 14.
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In the USCG District 17 weekly Local Notice to Mariners, the embedded notice for P137 has been changed to reflect the new launch period start date of September 12.  The embedded notice for P138 is unchanged.

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