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SpaceX F9 - 17th Reuse - Es’hail-2 - LC-39A

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Grendal, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Launch Date: November 15
    Launch Window: 2046-2227 GMT (3:46-5:27 p.m. EST)
    Launch site: LC-39A, Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Booster Recovery: ASDS - OCISLY
    Booster Type: B1047.2 - Reused from Telstar 19V
    Mass: 3000 kg
    Orbit: GTO

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Es’hail 2 communications satellite. Built by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and owned by Qatar’s national satellite communications company Es’hailSat, Es’hail 2 will provide television broadcasts, broadband connectivity and government services to Qatar and neighboring parts of the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Es’hail 2 also carries the first amateur radio payload to fly in geostationary orbit.

    Es'hail 2
    Es’hail 2

    18th SpaceX launch of the year.
    7th drone ship landing of the year.
    If successful, this will be the 31st recovered booster.
    There have been 8 new boosters used and 9 reused boosters flown this year.
     
  2. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    One day slip. Static fire expected to happen on 11/11. Now 11/12
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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  4. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    Weather is not great. 60% go for launch.
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