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Falcon 9: Echostar 23 (mission thread)

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Draggendrop    5,747

I hope Echostar goes early...:)

 

 

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DocM    16,610

Here we go....

 

Delta IV WGS-9 will have no impact on Echostar 33's dates.

 

Static fire: Tuesday, March 7

Launch: March 12, 0034-0404 EST (0534-0804 GMT)

 

 

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DocM    16,610

Static fire target T-0 is 1930 Local

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DocM    16,610

And there's an issue. Standing down for the day.

Going tomorrow. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. 

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DocM    16,610

Put off to Thursday. Same times.

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DocM    16,610

Because of the static fire moving right to Thursday, the Echostar 23 launch has moved to the 14th at 0134 AM EDT.

 

What's that you say? ULA's Delta IV WGS-9 is scheduled to launch later the same day? 

 

Yup. 

 

No word from ULA yet about WGS-9 moving. IF this holds and there are 2 launches on the same day, I guess some rules were made to be broken.

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Draggendrop    5,747

I guess that my assumption on consumables recovery was in error, if 2 can launch on same day....or would pad locations make a difference?

 

:s

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DocM    16,610

Static fire!

 

Waiting for the data.

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DocM    16,610

Game On!

 

 

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DocM    16,610
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MEDIA GUIDANCE FOR SPACEX’S ECHOSTAR XXIII LAUNCH

 

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – Mar. 9, 2017. Following today’s static fire test, SpaceX is targeting the launch of the EchoStar XXIII satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, Mar. 14. The launch window opens at 1:34 a.m. EDT and closes at 4:04 a.m. EDT.

 

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).

 

More details on the mission and pre-launch activities will be made available to credentialed media later this week. Updates will also be provided on SpaceX.com and through the company’s social media channels. Please note: the media credentialing period for EchoStar XXIII is closed.

 

 

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DocM    16,610

 

 

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DocM    16,610

Tonight kiddies :)

 

 

Hosted webcast

 

 

Technical webcast

 

 

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anthdci    218

looks so weird without the fins and legs. 

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DocM    16,610

Yup, but still purdy....

 

f9-31-echostar23.thumb.jpg.90a6f00c47c54f5598f10ebc13f13f81.jpg

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Unobscured Vision    2,678

Heh ... and here I thought they were gonna try a "marginal recovery attempt". Not this time, if they're running with the weight-saving measures. ;) Only thing left to strip down is the paint job, and even this one looks minimal.

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Draggendrop    5,747

This....is a "naked" launcher.../s

 

bits and bytes...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully, a gap will form for a good launch....:D

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DocM    16,610

High upper level winds and a strong wind shear around 2,500 ft. Rangemeister said nope, not going there.  48 hour turnaround this time, so Thursday. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.

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DocM    16,610

Launch: Thursday, March 16

Weather: holding at 90% GO
Primary concern: Liftoff Winds

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SALSN    54

Is this one not going to be streamed on YT? I didn't see any stream announcements or streams, but I guess I could have missed it.

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DocM    16,610

I posted the links for last night's attempt a few posts back. Thursdays links will be posted tomorrow.

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