Falcon 9: Echostar 105/SES-11 (mission thread)

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DocM    12,644

This or Iridium #3 (at Vandenberg) will be first out of the gates after Irma,

 

Pad: LC-39A
Launch date: NET Oct 2 (pre-Irma)
Launch time: TBA
Core: Flight Proven # 1031.2 (CRS-10)
Booster landing: ASDS OCISLY

 

Echostar 105/SES-11
Platform: Echostar 3000
Orbit: GTO
Mass: ~5,400 kg 

Coverage:

105W-C-NA11.jpg

 

ses-11.jpg

 

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DocM    12,644

Slip 

 

Date: October 7
Time: 1853 Eastern

 

Priority for Atlas V NROL-52 on October 5, which slipped from September 28.

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DocM    12,644

 

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DocM    12,644

 

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DocM    12,644

 

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flyingskippy    126

Any word on the reason for the slip? 

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Beittil    365

ULA was slipping until Saturday before cancelling their launch until further notice, also the weather and it just gave them extra time for pre flight checks.

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DocM    12,644

They've had trouble with a couple of flights recently. 

 

Meanwhile, Tory Bruno is on Twitter claiming that they invented in-space refueling and a bunch of other things, which they didn't. This was in his post BFR announcement rant.

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DocM    12,644

1853-2053 EDT (2253-0053 GMT)

 

 

 

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Jim K    8,917

 

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Jim K    8,917

Webcast is now live ... about 6 minutes until launch.

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Jim K    8,917

Stage 1 landed making it the 18th successful landing

Second stage is now in a coast period for about 20 minutes.

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flyingskippy    126

That S1 gets toasty during reentry! 

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Jim K    8,917
Just now, flyingskippy said:

That S1 gets toasty during reentry! 

Yea ... was neat watching it in the dark atmosphere ... seeing the (I'm assuming) plasma.  Too bad the video downlink cut out. :( 

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DocM    12,644

3 reuses, 18 landings. Insertion complete. That should qualify reuse for government launches. 

Slick! :D

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