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F9: Merah Putih (Telkom-4)  (commsat)

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DocM    14,421

Commsat for PT Telekomunikasi of Indonesia

 

Date: August 2, 2018
Time: 0119 EDT (0519 UTC)
Pad: KSC LC-40
Core: ?????? (Block 5)
Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You
Coordinates: ??????

 

Payload: Merah Putih (Telkom-4) 
Payload mass: ~5,500kg
Propulsion: liquid
Insertion orbit: GTO
Target orbit: 108° E

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DocM    14,421

Looking like this one will be on core B1049. 

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,435

Looks like a tight schedule ... my guess is that SpaceX are looking to improve procedures on Ground Crew and ASDS turnaround times.

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DocM    14,421

Merah Putih sez "I'm next!!"

 

Date: August 4, a Saturday morning

 

Time: 0119 EDT (0519 UTC)

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DocM    14,421

Static fire NET July 31

 

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DocM    14,421
Posted (edited)

95% certainty since it was seen by Teslarati heading for LC-40's hangar.

 

Core: B1046.2, the first Block 5 goes Flight Proven. Its first use was  Bangabandhu 1.

 

2nd fastest turnaround, even with the enhanced inspection to confirm all the durability mods worked.

 

 

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DocM    14,421

SpaceX Armada East has set sail; the tug Hawk towing ASDS Of Course I Still Love You, and the fast supply ships GO Quest and GO Navigator.

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DocM    14,421

Weather: 80% GO for August 7, 70% for August 8

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DocM    14,421

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DocM    14,421
Posted (edited)

 

 

Flight: 60
2018: 15
1st Block 5 reuse (B1046.2)

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+rdlenk    122

Launch auto has started, T-35m.

 

Night launches are the best

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Unobscured Vision    2,435

Funky music, stream has gone live. :D 

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Unobscured Vision    2,435

I'm still trying to figure out how anyone can give a SpaceX live stream a "thumbs down" before the launch stuff has even started ... sheesh.

Aaaaand here we go!

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+rdlenk    122

It's probably Lauren and the other presenters tonight. I'd give it a thumbs down too if I worked a full day and then had to be on camera all night and not sound completely burned out. I get lucky in that I work the whole day and then night for launch but don't have to be on camera for it. :)

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DocM    14,421

Liftoff! 

 

MaxQ

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DocM    14,421

 

Shutdown
S2 SEP

 

S2 start

Fairing deploy

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DocM    14,421

 

S1 re-entry burn

 

 

 

Landing burn

 

SECO 1

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,435

There we go. :) :yes: 

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DocM    14,421

 

TOUCHDOWN! 

 

In coast

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Unobscured Vision    2,435

And you're right, Lauren sounds tired.

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DocM    14,421

 

The lovely Lauren reports this stage should fly a 3d time later this year. 

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+rdlenk    122
2 minutes ago, DocM said:

 

The lovely Lauren reports this stage should fly a 3d time later this year. 

Maybe 😃 Watch for it around Thanksgiving from the other coast

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DocM    14,421

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