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SpaceX Satellite Contracts

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Grendal, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

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    SpaceX just won another contract for two satellites:

    Telesat launch agreements awarded to SpaceX | Spaceflight Now

    I'm making a generalized contract header so all the various contracts both won and lost can be thrown in here. Or not.

    SpaceX seem to have a very full launch manifest. As far as I can tell they have enough contracts for about 40 to 50 launches.
     
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    Do you have any news about hauling a repair unit for water recycling up to space station?
     
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    No. I just checked and I couldn't find any articles saying there is a problem. Is there a problem? If it is necessary then I'm sure they would send one up on whatever next resupply mission was happening. There are 4 or 5 different countries supporting the ISS for supplies. SpaceX is only one of the many. They are still the best though :).
     
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    Contract signing and press release timing don't necessarily line up....
     
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    #7 Grendal, Nov 22, 2016
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    #10 Grendal, Mar 2, 2017
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    Another one is lost due to delays:

    A Message from Spaceflight President Curt Blake on the FormaSat-5/SHERPA launch - Spaceflight

    That is a Vandenberg launch. It was scheduled for sometime this year and the entire launch is not lost. It's a secondary payload which is probably the Sherpa secondary payload. So someone else on the manifest will likely get moved up.

    Edit: It seems that it might not fall on SpaceX. There are a number of the secondary payload cubesats aren't exactly ready. Rather than hold up the launch when it eventually happens they are scrambling to find alternative payloads to fill the empty slots.
     
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    SpaceX just won the second contract available from the government going head to head against ULA for 96.5 million. A GPS satellite.
     
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    Great news for SpaceX. Finally they had the opportunity to bid against ULA for a military contract launch and they won!

    ULA management is probably freaking out about losingj some of their cash cow business. As they should be.
     
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    #13 Grendal, Mar 14, 2017
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    ULA is having a series of layoffs. Hopefully that means they are streamlining and adjusting their business to better compete. I hope they are successful. America can use more than one major launch company. BO might step into those shoes but New Glenn is much larger than average and wouldn't cover the average satellite launch. Vulcan might be able to do that well. Its engine recovery system is unlikely to work but having a backup launch company is just smart. It will keep SpaceX on its toes too.

    Here's the news article I couldn't link earlier:
    SpaceX wins its second GPS 3 launch contract - SpaceNews.com
     
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