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    Default F9: Merah Putih (aka Telkom-4), Indonesia commsat

    Commsat for PT Telekomunikasi of Indonesia

    Date: August 7, 2018
    Time: 0118-0318 EDT (0518-0718 GMT August 8)
    Pad: KSC LC-40
    Core: Core: B1046.2, the first Block 5 goes Flight Proven. Its first use was Bangabandhu 1
    Recovery: ASDS Of Course I Still Love You
    Coordinates: ??????

    Payload: Merah Putih (Telkom-4)
    Payload mass: ~5,500kg
    Propulsion: liquid
    Insertion orbit: GTO
    Target orbit: 108° E

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    Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete targeting August 7 launch of Merah Putih from Pad 40 in Florida.
    1:53 PM - Aug 2, 2018
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    Flight: 60
    2018: 15
    1st Block 5 reuse (B1046.2)

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    Falcon 9 and Merah Putih are vertical on Pad 40 in Florida. Weather is 80% favorable for the two-hour launch window, which opens Tuesday, August 7 at 1:18 a.m. EST, 5:18 a.m. UTC. http://spacex.com/webcast
    3:33 PM - Aug 6, 2018



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    Another textbook launch, with another pinpoint first stage landing.

    Sounds like this Block 5 will fly its 3rd mission about November.



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