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Discussion Thread for the launch of the Astra 1P / SES-24 satellite.

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Launch 20 June 2024, at 21:35 UTC (5:35 pm EDT), from CCSFS SLC-40 aboard Falcon 9 B1080-9. First stage successfully landed aboard Just Read the Instructions.

Built by Thales Alenia Space, based on Spacebus-Neo-200 platform, mass ~5.000kg
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P : Florida : Summer 2024
« Reply #1 on: 10/30/2023 10:34 am »
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THALES ALENIA SPACE TO BUILD STATE-OF-THE-ART ASTRA 1P AND ASTRA 1Q SATELLITES FOR SES
18 NOV 2021

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced that it has signed a contract with SES to deliver 2 Ku-band geostationary satellites, ASTRA 1P and ASTRA 1Q to serve SES’s major European broadcasters’ content distribution operations as well as deliver connectivity services over Europe at 19.2°E.

ASTRA 1P, a classic wide-beam satellite, will support SES’s prime TV neighbourhood and enable content owners, private and public broadcasters across Germany, France and Spain to continue broadcasting satellite TV channels in the highest-picture quality in the most cost-efficient manner. It will be based on the full electric and powerful Spacebus NEO platform developed by Thales Alenia Space and already flight proven in orbit.

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Check-out this stunning video showing the successful integration of SES' ASTRA 1P platform with the payload. The satellite mating operation took place last week in @Thales_Alenia_S' clean rooms of Cannes on schedule. #Telecommunications #SpacebusNEO @SES_Satellites

https://twitter.com/Thales_Alenia_S/status/1702306603599319258

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Cannes' know-how in geostationary orbit
25/10/2023

The Astra 1P satellite, currently being assembled at Thales Alenia Space's premises in the Cité des Festivals, will be sent into space in the second half of 2 from Florida.

The expert hands of Thales Alenia Space's Cannes site are currently hard at work finalizing the Astra 1P wide-beam telecommunications satellite. This work is intended for SES, a major telecommunications operator based in Luxembourg.

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Intended to replace three satellites, and planned for about fifteen years of use, the structure is based on the powerful 100% electric Spacebus NEO platform, designed and developed by Thales Alenia Space. It has already proven itself in orbit, with six satellites in operation, including SES-17 for SES. ASTRA 1P aims to strengthen SES's leading TV position, offering extended coverage to countries such as Germany, Spain and France. Since the signing of the contract between SES and Thales Alenia Space, the project has come a long way.

"A large module assembled in Toulouse and another, smaller one, assembled at the Cannes site, were grouped together a few weeks ago. The satellite will be finalized in the second quarter of 2024, for a launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the summer, from Cape Canaveral in Florida," said Jean-Michel Bretagne, project manager of the Astra 1P satellite.

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With a launch mass of about five tonnes and a height of nearly seven metres, the satellite reaches 45 metres after the deployment of the solar panels. "The power of the 20kW payload will make Astra 1P one of the most powerful satellites in geosynchronous orbit," said Florent Bire, Assembly, Integration and Test Manager for Astra 1P at Thales Alenia Space.

(Google Translate from French)
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : Florida : Summer 2024
« Reply #2 on: 11/02/2023 08:28 am »
At 0:36, the satellite is named SES-24, so the satellite will be dual-designated:

https://twitter.com/Thales_Alenia_S/status/1720002791962186140
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : Florida : Summer 2024
« Reply #3 on: 02/07/2024 02:35 pm »
Looks like the satellite is coming along nicely!

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Happy to have welcomed SES & its customers in #Cannes. They came to see the @Thales_Alenia_S-built ASTRA 1P communications satellite that will strengthen @SES_Satellites' prime TV neighborhood at 19.2 degrees East by providing wide-beam coverage across 🇪🇺 including 🇩🇪 🇫🇷 & 🇪🇸
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Honored to have welcomed a delegation of journalists who came to see ASTRA 1P, a high tech space jewel, in our clean rooms of Cannes. Satellite based on our powerful electrical platform #SpacebusNEO

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : Florida : Summer 2024
« Reply #4 on: 02/08/2024 06:30 pm »
are meny transponder will be astra 1p

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : Florida : Summer 2024
« Reply #6 on: 02/29/2024 06:54 am »
On track for launch this summer according to 2023 Financial Results Press Release:
[Feb 29]
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : Florida : Summer 2024
« Reply #7 on: 05/06/2024 08:16 pm »
Still tracking to Summer 2024 according to SES' Q1 24 earnings report.

https://www.ses.com/company/investors/financial-results
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : Florida : Summer 2024
« Reply #8 on: 05/22/2024 01:57 am »
SES-STA-20240521-01079
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SES-24 is expected to launch no earlier than June 10, 2024.

Did the new Cygnus that was just delivered have a friend on board?
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https://twitter.com/SES_Satellites/status/1793631755485745437
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Our #ASTRA1P satellite has voyaged across the Atlantic and has arrived safely to its launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida! 🛰️ @SpaceX

The most powerful wide-beam satellite to ever orbit at SES's prime orbital slot of 19.2 degrees East, ASTRA 1P will deliver superior TV experiences to 119 million TV homes across Europe with unparalleled image quality and wide reach that broadcasters, sports organisations and content owners can rely on! 

Check out a #BTS look of ASTRA 1P leaving the @Thales_Alenia_S manufacturing site earlier this month.

👇  Discover more about ASTRA 1P, launching in the coming weeks! https://ow.ly/2Nf950RQJXk
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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide; updated May 24 UTC after the launch of Starlink 6-63; my bold:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on May 27 at 7:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches. A Falcon 9 will launch the SES-24/Astra 1P communications satellite for SES on mid-June.

Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide; updated May 27 after Starlink 6-60 launch delay; my bold:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on May 28 at 7:30-11:28 a.m. EDT. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches. A Falcon 9 will launch the SES-24/Astra 1P communications satellite for SES from pad 40 on mid-June.

The launch from SLC-40 has been assumed since the NET June 10 launch date was announced, as LC-39A is in the midst of the Falcon Heavy/GOES-U launch campaign.

Given the ASDS rotation, I think JRTI will be the first stage landing pad.



Launch date tracking information

2024, first attachment:
https://www.ses.com/sites/default/files/2022-02/SES%20Full%20Year%202021%20Results_0.pdf
[dated 24 February 2022]

Still 2024, second attachment:
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/1630102713814974464
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.@SES_Satellites: O3b mPower deployment schedule slips slightly. 2nd & 3rd pairs to launch on two @SpaceX Falcon 9s in Q2 (was Q1), with initial commercial service 'late Q3.' 4th pair to launch later this year, final 3 sats in 2024.

H2 2024, third attachment:
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YTD 2023 RESULT
31 October 2023

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Cannes' know-how in geostationary orbit
25/10/2023
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"A large module assembled in Toulouse and another, smaller one, assembled at the Cannes site, were grouped together a few weeks ago. The satellite will be finalized in the second quarter of 2024, for a launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the summer, from Cape Canaveral in Florida," said Jean-Michel Bretagne, project manager of the Astra 1P satellite.
<snip>
(Google Translate from French)
The overlap of summer 2024 and H2 2024 is Q3 2024.

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Is there an FCC frequency application for this launch?
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : CCSFS SLC-40: mid June 2024
« Reply #14 on: 06/06/2024 03:13 pm »
Starlink Group 6 or 7 or 8 or 10, TBD:
NGA Rocket Launching notice.

Primary launch window is expected to be June 11 at 21:30 to 01:30 UTC.

Quote from: NGA
060429Z JUN 24
NAVAREA IV 649/24(11,26).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   112130Z TO 120158Z JUN, ALTERNATE
   122108Z TO 130136Z, 132046Z TO 140114Z,
   142023Z TO 150051Z, 152001Z TO 160029Z,
   161939Z TO 170007Z, AND 171917Z TO 172345Z JUN
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-38.56N 080-37.37W, 28-54.00N 080-20.00W,
      28-48.00N 080-16.00W, 28-35.00N 080-26.00W,
      28-31.63N 080-33.58W.
   B. 32-02.00N 076-52.00W, 33-04.00N 075-53.00W,
      33-24.00N 075-03.00W, 33-16.00N 074-50.00W,
      32-37.00N 075-04.00W, 31-48.00N 076-35.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 180045Z JUN 24.//

This launch probably now circa NET June 15.
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : CCSFS SLC-40: mid June 2024
« Reply #15 on: 06/06/2024 03:17 pm »
This launch probably now circa NET June 15.

Correct:

Ben Cooper (Updated June 6th):
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A Falcon 9 will launch the SES-24/Astra 1P communication satellite for SES from pad 40 on June 15 in the late afternoon-evening EDT.
https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : CCSFS SLC-40: 15 June 2024
« Reply #16 on: 06/07/2024 03:16 pm »
The one day delay of the preceding launch will likely also delay this launch by one day.
Well it has shown up on https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp and...it's named Starlink Group 10-2.

SPACEX STARLINK 10-2, CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY: 06/11/24   2130Z-0158Z
BACKUP: 06/12/24   2108Z-0136Z
   06/13/24   2046Z-0114Z
   06/14/24   2023Z-0051Z


...and quickly slipped by one day to June 12:
SPACEX STARLINK 10-2, CAPE CANAVERAL SFS, FL
PRIMARY:06/12/24   2108Z-0136Z
BACKUP: 06/13/24   2046Z-0114Z
   06/14/24   2023Z-0051Z

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Astra 1P / SES-24 : CCSFS SLC-40: 15 June 2024
« Reply #17 on: 06/07/2024 08:27 pm »
NextSpaceflight (Updated June 7th)
Launch NET June 17th, 2024, at 21:35 UTC
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7333
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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide; updated June 9; my bold:
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The next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Starlink batch from pad 40 on June 12 at 5:08-9:08 p.m. EDT. A Falcon 9 will launch the SES-24/Astra 1P communication satellite for SES from pad 40 on June 17 around 5:30-9:30 p.m. EDT. Upcoming launches include more Starlink batches from pad 40. The next Falcon Heavy will launch NASA & NOAA's GOES-U GOES-N weather satellite from pad 39A on June 25 at 5:16-7:16 p.m. EDT. The side boosters will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.
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https://twitter.com/haygenwarren/status/1800291593951519047

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Falcon 9's busy launch cadence is expected to continue this week as SpaceX launches two Starlink missions and a television satellite for SES.

John Sharp (@ukspacebulletin) with this week's launch roundup ⬇️

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2024/06/launch-roundup-061024/

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