Falcon 9: SES-9 commsat rides first Enhanced F9 (mission)


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March 4Falcon 9 • SES 9
Launch window: Approx. 2335-0105 GMT (6:35-8:05 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SES 9 communications satellite. Owned by SES of Luxembourg, the spacecraft will provide direct-to-home and other communications services over Northeast Asia, South Asia and Indonesia, as well as maritime communications for vessels in the Indian Ocean. The rocket will fly on a full-thrust version of the Falcon 9 rocket. Delayed from July 15, August, November, December and Feb. 6. Scrubbed on Feb. 24, Feb. 25, Feb. 28 and March 1. [March 1]

http://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

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DocM

The USAF 45th Space Wing says the weather for Friday is 90% GO for launch. AM rain, dissipating in the early afternoon. The primary concern is cumulus clouds. The high altitude winds forecast is a looking to improve throughout Friday to Sunday.

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DocM

Window now 1835E-2006E, 2335Z-0106Z

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ToneKnee

I feel like this is never going to take off! Haha!

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Jim K

Just a friendly reminder...about 1hr and 30mins away from the launch at 6:35PM Eastern Time.

 

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We’re targeting today, Friday, March 4 at 6:35pm ET for launch of SES-9. The window extends to 8:06pm ET. The SpaceX webcast is scheduled to go live here (onhttp://www.spacex.com/webcast) and on YouTube about 10 minutes prior to launch. For rocket views, launch countdown audio and telemetry info, use this link for our technical webcast:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIkPP2LM8DU

 

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Unobscured Vision
18 minutes ago, jjkusaf said:

Just a friendly reminder...about 1hr and 30mins away from the launch at 6:35PM Eastern Time.

 

 

Thank you, sir! I was in Science Mode, forgot all about it. :D 

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DocM

@upperlevelwinds 
Current status: Headed east to give #Falcon9 a boost. #SES9

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Unobscured Vision
8 minutes ago, DocM said:

@upperlevelwinds 
Current status: Headed east to give #Falcon9 a boost. #SES9

That'll help with the S1 landing attempt.

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DocM

Webcast title sequence & music has started.

 

2nd stage load complete

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Beittil

Chromecast is at it... *crosses fingers* and *tightens buttocks*

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Draggendrop

Wow...got side tracked and almost forgot...my bad...

 

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What's that smell.....launch time excitement.....:D

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anthdci

wife gone to bed. Youtube stream on TV, this one better not scrub or i'll either be asleep or watching it on my laptop.

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anthdci

haway!!

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Draggendrop

/s    Barge free day.....here we go, then again, Doc's Dragon V3 is on patrol....

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Unobscured Vision

hehee!

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Draggendrop

Strong back down....

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anthdci

1 minute

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anthdci

i know it is all about putting the satellite in the correct orbit, but is it wrong caring more about the S1 landing?

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DocM



S2 sep

Fairing sep 

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