Talking Tesla

Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson and Robert Rosenbloom talk all things Tesla.

Ep 147 - Talking Tesla Not Weekly

TESLA, THE STOCK & EVs

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

BATTERIES, GIGAFACTORY, ENERGY STORAGE

SUPERCHARGERS

  • Tesla begins to unlock V2 Supercharger’s 145 kW charge rate in new software roll out

  • Supercharger Report:

Open 19 Ury, France (10) Hotel Novotel Fontainebleau

Perth, AU

Construction 10

Permit 6

SPACEX & AEROSPACE

  • https://www.spadre.com/

  • April 7 - 8 : Falcon Heavy • Arabsat 6A 2236-0035 GMT on 7th/8th (6:36-8:35 p.m. EDT on 7th) Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the Arabsat 6A communications satellite for Arabsat of Saudi Arabia. Arabsat 6A will provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications coverage over the Middle East and North Africa regions, as well as a footprint in South Africa. Delayed from first half of 2018 and late 2018. Delayed from March. [March 22]

  • April 25 Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 17 Launch time: 1020 GMT (6:20 a.m. EDT) Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 19th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 17th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Nov. 16, Feb. 1, Feb. 17 and March 16.

  • May 16 :Falcon 9 • Radarsat Constellation Mission SLC-4E, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Radarsat Constellation Mission for the Canadian Space Agency and MDA. Consisting of three radar Earth observation spacecraft launching on a single rocket, the Radarsat Constellation Mission is the next in a series of Canadian Radarsat satellites supporting all-weather maritime surveillance, disaster management and ecosystem monitoring for the Canadian government and international users. Delayed from November Feb. 18 and March. [March 13]

  • May 27 : Falcon 9 • Amos 17 Launch window: TBD Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Amos 17 communications satellite. Built by Boeing and owned by Spacecom Ltd. of Israel, Amos 17 will provide high-throughput broadband connectivity and other communications services over Africa, the Middle East and Europe. [Dec. 13]

  • June : Falcon Heavy • STP-2 Launch window: TBD Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program-2 mission with a cluster of military and scientific research satellites. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff. Delayed from October 2016, March 2017 and September 2017. Delayed from April 30, June 13, Oct. 30 and Nov. 30. Delayed from April.

  • July 8 : Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 18 Launch window: TBD Launch site: Cape Canaveral, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 20th Dragon spacecraft mission on its 18th operational cargo delivery flight to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from May 7. [Jan. 16]

  • July 25 : Falcon 9 • Crew Dragon Demo 2Launch time: TBD Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight with astronauts on-board to the International Space Station under the auspices of NASA’s commercial crew program. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will fly on the Demo-2 mission. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea. Delayed from June. [March 22]

Not SpaceX

  • Spring 2019 : LauncherOne • Inaugural Flight Launch window: TBD Launch site: Cosmic Girl (Boeing 747), Mojave Air and Space Port, California A Virgin Orbit LauncherOne rocket will made its first orbital test flight after dropping from a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. [Dec. 13]

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