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Thread for launch of the first EROS C3 satellite.

Launch on December 29, 2022, at 11:38 pm PST (07:38 UTC on the 30th).

First stage is 1061-11.  Successful first stage landing at LZ-4.



https://defense-update.com/20220606_ofek16-spysat.html
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Another operator of the OPSAT300 platform is Imagesat International, operating the EROS NG constellation that, by 2026, will comprise six Ultra High performance, military-grade earth observation satellites. ... By the second half of 2022, Imagesat expects to deploy its satellite, the first of two EROS C3 satellites. The second is scheduled to enter service in 2026.

EROS-C3 is also based on the OPSAT-3000 platform, but it will deploy with multispectral sensing capability. This satellite will maintain 38 cm resolution in the PAN and add the MS capability with 76 cm resolution, covering a swath of ~12.5 km. .... EROS-C3 will be launched from the USA on a Falcon-9 launcher.

(h/t to Alex)
« Last Edit: 12/30/2022 07:01 am by zubenelgenubi »

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #1 on: 11/29/2022 08:47 am »
Thread for launch of the first EROS C3 satellite.

Launch scheduled for December 28, 2022 at 5:58pm PST (01:58 UTC on the 29th)



https://defense-update.com/20220606_ofek16-spysat.html
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Another operator of the OPSAT300 platform is Imagesat International, operating the EROS NG constellation that, by 2026, will comprise six Ultra High performance, military-grade earth observation satellites. ... By the second half of 2022, Imagesat expects to deploy its satellite, the first of two EROS C3 satellites. The second is scheduled to enter service in 2026.

EROS-C3 is also based on the OPSAT-3000 platform, but it will deploy with multispectral sensing capability. This satellite will maintain 38 cm resolution in the PAN and add the MS capability with 76 cm resolution, covering a swath of ~12.5 km. .... EROS-C3 will be launched from the USA on a Falcon-9 launcher.

(h/t to Alex)

It seems to be in conflict with the launch of SARah-2 and SARah-3 which is scheduled for the 30th (here: https://www.spacearchive.info/vafbsked.htm)

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #2 on: 11/29/2022 09:06 am »
Thread for launch of the first EROS C3 satellite.

Launch scheduled for December 28, 2022 at 5:58pm PST (01:58 UTC on the 29th)

NextSpaceflight has 6:58 UTC, so wondering if you have different quotable source for 1:58UTC.

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Thread for launch of the first EROS C3 satellite.

Launch scheduled for December 28, 2022 at 5:58pm PST (01:58 UTC on the 29th)

NextSpaceflight has 6:58 UTC, so wondering if you have different quotable source for 1:58UTC.

I asked Alex and he said the time is 10:58 pm EST = 06:58 UTC.
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any FCC STA request for this launch??

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #5 on: 11/29/2022 10:39 am »
any FCC STA request for this launch??

There are 2 STA requests for Vandenberg in December. Both are RTLS. 1 NET Early-December, 1 NET Late-December. The Early-December one is likely for SWOT, with the Late-December one likely being for this launch.

RTLS from Vandy, NET early December.  Kinda lines up with SWOT.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #6 on: 11/29/2022 11:29 am »
Thread for launch of the first EROS C3 satellite.

Launch scheduled for December 28, 2022 at 5:58pm PST (01:58 UTC on the 29th)

NextSpaceflight has 6:58 UTC, so wondering if you have different quotable source for 1:58UTC.

I asked Alex and he said the time is 10:58 pm EST = 06:58 UTC.

PST not EST

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #7 on: 11/30/2022 08:26 pm »
Is this RTLS?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #9 on: 11/30/2022 08:43 pm »
It seems to be in conflict with the launch of SARah-2 and SARah-3 which is scheduled for the 30th (here: https://www.spacearchive.info/vafbsked.htm)

I wish people would stop confusing notional dates on random internet launch schedules with actual scheduled dates.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #12 on: 12/18/2022 03:24 pm »
Do we know when (or if?) EROS C3 was delivered to Vandenberg for integration?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #13 on: 12/18/2022 11:05 pm »
Per https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7047
will be on B1061.11

1061.11 Starlink was upright on SLC-4E and OCISLY was on station in the Pacific when on Nov. 18th when it was cancelled.

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"Standing down from tomorrow's launch of Starlink to take a closer look at data from static fire; will announce a new target launch date once confirmed. [Nov 18 UTC]"
<<<<<<

EROS C3 wasn't even on the Rideshare list (only 400kg) in November
On Dec. 14th . 1061.11 changed from Starlink to EROS. 
It appears that someone wants this or something on-orbit rather quickly. Or is there an additional  lightweight payload due to RTLS?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #14 on: 12/19/2022 06:36 am »
EROS C3 wasn't even on the Rideshare list (only 400kg) in November.
Not on a public-knowledge list.

This is an optical reconnaissance satellite (or maybe dual-use, I don't know).  There is likely a minimum of open information due to Israeli national security concerns.

EROS C1 and C2 are already on orbit.  We don't know what satellites they are or who partnered with the Israeli national security establishment.
https://defense-update.com/20220606_ofek16-spysat.html [June 6]
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The first step in this plan is the reuse of two operational satellites designated by Imagesat as EROS C1 and C[2]. These satellites are believed to be two Israeli-operated satellites, providing imaging over areas of interest for the primary Israeli operator.

See also Gunter's entry: EROS C3

Do we know when (or if?) EROS C3 was delivered to Vandenberg for integration?
Ditto regarding this question.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #15 on: 12/19/2022 07:05 am »
This is an optical reconnaissance satellite (or maybe dual-use, I don't know).  There is likely a minimum of open information due to Israeli national security concerns.

EROS C1 and C2 are already on orbit.  We don't know what satellites they are or who partnered with the Israeli national security establishment.
https://defense-update.com/20220606_ofek16-spysat.html [June 6]
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The first step in this plan is the reuse of two operational satellites designated by Imagesat as EROS C1 and C[2]. These satellites are believed to be two Israeli-operated satellites, providing imaging over areas of interest for the primary Israeli operator.

See also Gunter's entry: https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/eros-c3.htm


The most likely candidates for EROS C1 and EROS C2 are Ofeq 16 and Ofeq 11 respectively, but official confirmation on this is lacking.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #16 on: 12/19/2022 05:56 pm »
EROS C3 wasn't even on the Rideshare list (only 400kg) in November.
Not on a public-knowledge list.

This is an optical reconnaissance satellite (or maybe dual-use, I don't know).  There is likely a minimum of open information due to Israeli national security concerns.

EROS C1 and C2 are already on orbit.  We don't know what satellites they are or who partnered with the Israeli national security establishment.
https://defense-update.com/20220606_ofek16-spysat.html [June 6]
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The first step in this plan is the reuse of two operational satellites designated by Imagesat as EROS C1 and C[2]. These satellites are believed to be two Israeli-operated satellites, providing imaging over areas of interest for the primary Israeli operator.

See also Gunter's entry: https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/eros-c3.htm

Do we know when (or if?) EROS C3 was delivered to Vandenberg for integration?
Ditto regarding this question.

Ditto.  Incorrect naming convention on Initial Thread Title.  I didn't think it was a big issue???  We all knew what was being discussed. 

EROS-C3-1 400kg + Dispenser (RTLS LZ-3)
Oneweb Qty 40 satellites total ~4700kg. + Dispenser, also (RTLS).  -4,000kg of available mass??  What else is going up with this launch?

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 #1 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #17 on: 12/24/2022 10:54 am »
NGA notice.  Note that the Primary Day is December 30 UTC (December 29 PST), not December 29 UTC.

Quote from: NGA
240203Z DEC 22
NAVAREA XII 979/22(18).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   300648Z TO 301036Z DEC 22, ALTERNATE
   0648Z TO 1036Z DAILY 01 THRU 04 JAN 23
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   34-38.00N 120-55.00W, 34-43.00N 120-41.00W,
   34-43.00N 120-27.00W, 34-29.00N 120-28.00W,
   34-03.00N 121-49.00W, 33-19.00N 123-50.00W,
   33-11.00N 123-55.00W, 32-50.00N 124-48.00W,
   33-15.00N 124-58.00W, 33-34.00N 124-08.00W,
   33-30.00N 123-55.00W, 34-07.00N 122-08.00W,
   34-23.00N 121-32.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 041136Z JAN 23.

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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 #1 : Vandenberg : 28/29 December 2022
« Reply #18 on: 12/24/2022 08:27 pm »
NGA notice.  Note that the Primary Day is December 30 UTC (December 29 PST), not December 29 UTC.

Quote from: NGA
240203Z DEC 22
NAVAREA XII 979/22(18).
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
CALIFORNIA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   300648Z TO 301036Z DEC 22, ALTERNATE
   0648Z TO 1036Z DAILY 01 THRU 04 JAN 23
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   34-38.00N 120-55.00W, 34-43.00N 120-41.00W,
   34-43.00N 120-27.00W, 34-29.00N 120-28.00W,
   34-03.00N 121-49.00W, 33-19.00N 123-50.00W,
   33-11.00N 123-55.00W, 32-50.00N 124-48.00W,
   33-15.00N 124-58.00W, 33-34.00N 124-08.00W,
   33-30.00N 123-55.00W, 34-07.00N 122-08.00W,
   34-23.00N 121-32.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 041136Z JAN 23.

NextSpaceflight (Updated December 24th)
Launch NET Friday, December 30th 2022, 06:58 UTC
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7047
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Re: SpaceX F9 : EROS C3 #1 : Vandenberg : 29/30 December 2022
« Reply #19 on: 12/24/2022 10:59 pm »
NGA notice.  Note that the Primary Day is December 30 UTC (December 29 PST), not December 29 UTC.

LHA map from the NGA notice. The coordinates are in a strange order, and not grouped into areas in the usual way. Assuming I have interpreted them correctly, LHA B. for fairing recovery and/or failed boostback burn is about 380km downrange.

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