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SpaceX Falcon 9 FT - Intelsat 35e - LC-39A

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  1. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

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    #1 Grendal, Jun 23, 2017
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    Launch Date: July 1
    Launch window: 2335-0035 GMT (7:35-8:35 p.m. EDT)
    Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Intelsat 35e communications satellite. The high-throughput Intelsat 35e satellite is part of Intelsat’s “Epic” fleet, providing broadband, video and mobile communications services over eastern North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa. Delayed from April. [June 8]

    Intelsat 35e - Wikipedia
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    Intelsat 35e is another original Falcon Heavy satellite that has moved over to a Falcon 9 expendable launch. It weighs in at 6000 kg (13,250 lbs.) for a GTO mission. So this will be another booster lost. However SpaceX currently has 3 ready cores and 1 "toasty" core available for reuse launches.
     
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    I wonder what kind of a discount you get for using the "toasty" core.
     
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    It's fresh and toasty. I'm really hoping SpaceX posts a video of this landing. It had to be spectacular.

    As for discounts, it seems that SpaceX is focusing on jumps in the queue instead of discounts. That's what happened with this core.

    Iridium's CEO tweeted that he was happy that their previously flown core was successful for BulgariaSat and that he was happy that it was recovered for a second time.

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    Heavy satellite, so no landing on that one.

    Booorrring !!
     
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    Yeah. Ex-Falcon Heavy flight. I'm sure SpaceX is making some good money on these launches though. Gotta pay them bills. Besides, their using Block 3 boosters which, according to Gwynne S., are only good for two or three reuses. So they don't need to many of these laying around cluttering up their warehouse. Block 4 and the final design of Block 5 are on their way soon. They'll need to build up a stable of those when they start flying.
     
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    Sometimes a contented sigh, sometimes a smile, sometimes a cheer from the crowd.

    I'll take boring over some of the alternatives. :)
     
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    To be honest, the landings are getting pretty boring. They were so desperate to retain interest that they had to add titanium fins last time.
     
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    I'm going to guess that the BulgariaSat landing, if and when we hopefully get to see it, will be pretty epic. It looks like we'll have to wait for OCISLY to get back to port, then maybe....
     
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    Weather for Sunday is not great. 60% chance of weather violation. The back-up day is only slightly better at 50%.
     
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    Launch Webcast is up:
     
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    Here is a different live Webcast for the launch:



    The IntelSat 35e satellite:

     
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    Man, this is not about your entertainment, this is not a Walt Disney company, neither a state own which needs propaganda to justify the bill.This is about business and profits, they just entertain you because they want fun, and educate the future generations.
     
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    Bgarret Model S ownin' Michigan scofflaw

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    Shak....there was a large dose of sarcasm in that post about adding the titanium fins for entertainment. The poster was just having fun.
     
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    @Bgarret beat me to it!
     
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    Ok
    Ok, got it, i see. New here.
     
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    Welcome to TMC!:)
     
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