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SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 launch - ABS/Eutelsat

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by rabar10, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    This next SpaceX launch is scheduled to fly within the next couple of weeks, per the NasaSpaceFlight update thread.

    The last mission (DSCOVR) launched just a week ago today. If the end-of-the-month date holds for this upcoming launch, the pad turnaround time would be less than 3 weeks -- pretty remarkable!

    This ABS/Eutelsat launch will forego first-stage return and landing attempts, as the rocket will need its full performance to lift these two satellites to orbit. No landing legs, even.
     
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    I have looked into my crystal ball and seen the future. There will be a delay.
     
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    No landing attempt on this one. They won't even have landing legs put on the booster.
     
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    Indeed. Launch is now no earlier than Sunday, March 1st. Static Fire might be today, or might be later this week. Would still be a pretty quick turnaround.
     
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    #8 Rheazombi, Mar 1, 2015
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    Epic video showing what the Eutelsat actually does:

     
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    I understand launch window opens at 10:50 PM ET on Sunday March 1st? Bummer, here in Europe this would be very early on Monday morning.
     
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    #12 Grendal, Mar 1, 2015
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    Successful launch! Nominal to LEO. There will be a second insertion burn later.
     
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    And nominal flight up through the first second-stage burn. There's another burn in 20 minutes or so, but the webcast has ended.
     
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    #14 Grendal, Mar 1, 2015
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    Second stage burn was successful and is now complete. And the satellites are deployed.

    100% success for SpaceX.
     
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    Any word on how the soft ocean landing of the Falcon 9 went?
     
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    No soft landing attempt for this mission.
     

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