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Falcon Heavy ViaSat-2 launch 2016

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Grendal, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Grendal

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    now thats a launch im excited to see.
     
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    It's pretty doubtful though that the launch will be this year. Elon has said the first FH test won't be till this Fall or later.
     
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    Their Ariane 5 launch isn't until next year either. Must be something else behind it.
     
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    Looks like SpaceX is getting ViaSat-3 though.
     
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    Since they are still taking the Viasat-3 up then my instincts say it has more to do with timing than it does to do with loss of confidence. With SpaceX's track record of delayed launches then it is safest for them to spend extra and go with a launch window that is more sure and fits their timetable better.
     
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    Are they still taking a Viasat 3? The press release says that Arianespace has contracted for Viasat 2 and a Viasat 3, but there are 3 Viasat 3s. Is it stated SpaceX is getting one of them?
     

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