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SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:25 pm

SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Launch

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SpaceX's eighth mission of 2017 will launch Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). With previous satellites based on the SSL-1300 bus massing around 4,000 kg, a first stage landing downrange on OCISLY is expected. This will be SpaceX's second reflight of a first stage; B1029 previously boosted Iridium-1 in January of this year.

Launch window is currently scheduled for 1410-1610h GMT on 19JUN2017. That puts it at 0010h AEST on 20JUN2017. It was delayed due to weather.
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Re: SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:26 pm

BulgariaSat-1 Webcast here:
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Re: SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Launch

Postby OverTheTop » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:24 am

Launch Delayed
SpaceX has pushed back the liftoff of a Bulgarian television broadcast satellite on the company’s second previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket until at least Friday, giving ground crews time to replace a valve on the launcher inside a hangar at its Florida launch pad. The company announced the delay in a tweet Sunday, saying engineers needed to replace a valve on the Falcon 9’s payload shroud, an aerodynamic fairing will enclose the BulgariaSat 1 communications satellite during the first three-and-a-half minutes of launch.

Next launch window is expected to be 0010h Saturday 24JUN2017 AEST (1410h 23JUN2017 GMT)
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