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Falcon 9: PSN VI commsat, SpaceIL lunar lander

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DocM    15,992

Customer: Indonesia's PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara

 

Satellite AKA Nusantara Satu

 

Static Fire: Feb 14
Launch date: Feb 18 
Launch time: 2058 EST (0158 GMT Feb 19)
Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You

 

Payload: HTS commsat (high throughput satellite)
Mass: 4,735 kg
Satellite bus: SSL 1300
Orbit: supersynchrous transfer orbit
SSTO: ~185x60,000 km
Position: 146° East 
Region: South East Asia

 

Secondary payload 1: Sparrow, a 585 kg (1,290 lb) lunar lander from Israeli non-profit SpaceIL. Rideshare organized by Spaceflight Industries.

 

Secondary payload 2: US govt payload to be released in GEO, purpose not announced (read: spooks)

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,642

"Beginning", huh. Neat.

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DocM    15,992

Moved

 

Launch: Feb. 21 (Thursday)
Time: 2045 Eastern (0145 UT Feb. 22)

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Jim K    12,290

 

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DocM    15,992

 

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DocM    15,992

Webcast start

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DocM    15,992

 

Liftoff! 

 

 

 

MaxQ

 

 

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DocM    15,992

 


MECO

 

S2 sep

 

S2 start

Fairing sep 

 

 

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DocM    15,992

 

This is a VERY energetic landing attempt, 3 engines

 

S1 entry burn

 

 

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DocM    15,992

 

S1 landing!!

 

 

 

S2 in orbit!

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DocM    15,992

 

Hello, baby!!

 

psn6-landing.thumb.jpg.4e203b5a5bd0e8066c6d6f0392b66bd2.jpg

 

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DocM    15,992

 

S2 restart (insertion)

 

SECO2

 

 

Coast 2

 

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DocM    15,992

 

 

SpaceIL AWAY

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DocM    15,992

 

Nusantara Satu and S5 away

 

Missions accomplished

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DocM    15,992

 

 

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