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    Default Falcon Heavy; US Space Force-44 spysat

    USSF-44 spysat

    Date: October 9, 2021
    Time: TBD
    Pad: LC-39A
    Recovery: 2 boosters on Just Read the Instructions and A Shortfall of Gravitas
    Orbit: direct insertion to geosynchronous orbit

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    Falcon Heavy will be flexing its muscles a bit; three direct to geostationary satellites at once. No GTO (geostationary transfer orbit), straight to 35,785 km (22,236 miles).

    USSF-44: a US spysat

    Aurora 4A: a commercial commsat

    TETRA-1: a tech demo microsat built by Boeing's Millennium Space Systems [read: Boeing Phantom Works] for USSF's Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Enterprise Consortium

    Date: October 9, 2021
    Time: TBA
    Pad: LC-39A
    Recovery: Expended center core. 2 boosters on Just Read the Instructions and A Shortfall of Gravitas
    Orbit: direct insertion to geosynchronous orbit

    Aurora 4A
    https://www.anchoragepress.com/news/...aade192f0.html

    TETRA-1
    https://www.satellitetoday.com/gover...dy-for-launch/
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