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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2017, 02:26:53 pm »
Two people have paid "significant" deposits to make a weeklong circumlunar flight aboard an automated Dragon, launched by Falcon Heavy, next year: http://www.spacex.com/news/2017/02/27/spacex-send-privately-crewed-dragon-spacecraft-beyond-moon-next-year

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2017, 01:41:03 am »
Falcon Heavy first flight scheduled for late summer.  Side boosters will be pre-flown.  All 3 boosters will be recovered.  Side boosters return to Kennedy while core booster lands on drone ship.  Musk says flight will be high risk and will not carry a customer payload.  There is a possibility that an attempt will be made to also bring back the 2nd stage although it would be considered a low probability of success.

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/04/04/musk-previews-busy-year-ahead-for-spacex/

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2017, 10:08:57 pm »
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/New_Russian_Medium_Class_Carrier_Rocket_Could_Compete_With_SpaceXs_Falcon_999.html

Salt may be required.

Whatever happened to Angara?  It was supposed to be a modular concept allowing coverage of small to heavy payload classes.  It has been almost 2 years since the last flight.

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2017, 11:18:13 pm »
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/New_Russian_Medium_Class_Carrier_Rocket_Could_Compete_With_SpaceXs_Falcon_999.html

Salt may be required.

Whatever happened to Angara?  It was supposed to be a modular concept allowing coverage of small to heavy payload classes.  It has been almost 2 years since the last flight.

On that new russian rocket, there for Moment zillion rocket proposals By russian companies,
But no money by the government to Build them.

Angara next launch is sceduld for "middle 2017" if that happen is unclear.
For moment they Work on second Angara-5 to get it launch ready
But problems at subcontractors, Budget cuts and Design changes delay the program
Like use of old Block-D stage for Angara, instead the Briz or Fregat stages, do use of Toxic propellants.
Next to that the manufactor has move the Production into new Factory.
By the beginning of the 2020s, this factory in the city of Omsk should take over the entire manufacturing process for the Angara

more here
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/angara.html
« Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 09:35:51 am by Michel Van »
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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2017, 04:54:02 am »
Whatever happened to Angara?  It was supposed to be a modular concept allowing coverage of small to heavy payload classes.  It has been almost 2 years since the last flight.

Go look at russianspaceweb.com for more on Angara. The program was started (I think) back in the 1980s. It took forever to get ready. The Russians have had big plans for it, but have not progressed very far. It is not just money, but also construction problems and corruption. There have been lots and lots of problems. Plus, the Russian economy is not doing well because of low oil prices and the Russian economy and Russian government depend heavily upon oil sales. (The reason that oil prices have stayed low is a rather fascinating one. Saudi Arabia tried to drive American oil fracking companies out of business. They only managed to drive less efficient ones out of business and drove others to become more efficient, thus keeping prices down. Just goes to show how unpredictable economics can be, huh?)

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2017, 08:37:49 pm »
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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2017, 12:08:12 pm »
yes, but they didn't use an FH to do it.

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2017, 01:11:08 pm »
SpaceX’s final Falcon 9 design coming this year, two Falcon Heavy launches next year

http://spacenews.com/spacexs-final-falcon-9-design-coming-this-year-two-falcon-heavy-launches-next-year/

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #70 on: June 27, 2017, 01:13:00 pm »
SpaceX’s final Falcon 9 design coming this year, two Falcon Heavy launches next year

http://spacenews.com/spacexs-final-falcon-9-design-coming-this-year-two-falcon-heavy-launches-next-year/

That's what they said last year.  :P
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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #71 on: June 27, 2017, 07:47:44 pm »
SpaceX’s final Falcon 9 design coming this year, two Falcon Heavy launches next year

http://spacenews.com/spacexs-final-falcon-9-design-coming-this-year-two-falcon-heavy-launches-next-year/

That's what they said last year.  :P

What they actually are saying now is that the Falcon Heavy demo will fly by the end of this year, with two commercial flights next year.

https://www.spaceintelreport.com/spacexs-shotwell-1-falcon-heavy-demo-year-satellite-broadband-remains-side/

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #72 on: June 27, 2017, 07:57:01 pm »
SpaceX’s final Falcon 9 design coming this year, two Falcon Heavy launches next year

http://spacenews.com/spacexs-final-falcon-9-design-coming-this-year-two-falcon-heavy-launches-next-year/

That's what they said last year.  :P

What they actually are saying now is that the Falcon Heavy demo will fly by the end of this year, with two commercial flights next year.

https://www.spaceintelreport.com/spacexs-shotwell-1-falcon-heavy-demo-year-satellite-broadband-remains-side/

What about the USAF mission that is (currently) scheduled for this year after the demo flight?
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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #73 on: June 27, 2017, 08:26:06 pm »
Not mentioned but STP-2 is a secondary payload set, not aprimary.  It could fly alo g with another Falcon Heavy, I think.

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Re: SpaceX Heavy
« Reply #74 on: June 27, 2017, 08:36:25 pm »
The second Falcon Heavy flight is for USAF Space Test Program the STP-2

STP-2 will carrying more than 30 satellites.

The payload should include ISAT (Innovative Space-based Radar Antenna Technology)
flight demonstrator satellite with a mass of over 5000 kg,
The ISAT program aims to deploy extremely large (up to 300 yards) electronically scanning radar antennas in orbit.

COSMIC-2, a cluster of six satellites, with a mass of 277.8 kg each.
The primary role of the COSMIC-2 satellite constellation is to provide radio occultation data with an average latency of 45 minutes.
The six satellites will be placed on an orbit with an inclination of 24 to 28.5 degrees with six separate orbital planes with 60 degree separation between them.
The integrated payload stack will be integrated using EELV Secondary Payload Adapter. Two ESPA Grande rings will be used to mount the six COSMIC-2 satellites beneath the ESPA ring hosting the DSX payload and avionics modules.

STP-2 will also host up to 8 CubeSat nanosatellites deployed with P-PODs (Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployers).
Other secondary payloads include LightSail, Prox-1 nanosatellite, Oculus-ASR nanosatellite, GPIM
and the Deep Space Atomic Clock.

source: Wikipedia

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