Falcon 9 v1.2 JCSAT-14 AXM Paper model

And here’s another paper model for the Falcon 9 collection. This time is the JCSAT-14 mission.
The Falcon 9 v1.2 embarked on another exciting commercial mission carrying the Japanese JCSAT-14 satellite from SKY Perfect JSAT, a Tokyo based satellite operator.
At the time of this post, the Falcon 9 was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral at 1:21 am EDT on May 6, 2016 and for a second time in a row, the First Stage has landed on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship “Of Course I Still Love You” succesfully!

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The Falcon 9 fairing has logos of the companies involved, including SKY Perfect Coorporation, JCSAT-14, JSAT and the “Wish Upon a Satellite” logos.
SKY Perfect JSAT celebrated last year its 25th Anniversary with a campaign allowing the public to submit their wishes to space. The fairing shows the logo with some of the wishes.
Here is the official logo in japanese characters.

Wish Upon a Satellite

With all the logos identified, the model is now complete and it can be downloaded from this page.
After a few days, once photos of the booster on the ASDS barge are available, the First Stage will be released in landing configuration. So stay tuned.

And here’s the First Stage in Landing Configuration!

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Let’s celebrate this successful mission by downloading the model!

Download files:

AXMfalcon912JCSAT-14 papermodel in 1:100 scale

General Falcon 9 instruction manual – AXMFalcon9v1.1manual
(Manual applies for both Falcon 9 v1.1 and v1.2)

AXMFalcon9JCSAT-14LandingConfig1100 Updated

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4 responses to “Falcon 9 v1.2 JCSAT-14 AXM Paper model

  1. Pingback: Paper Model of SpaceX F9 with JCSAT-14 | The Rocketry Blog·

  2. Looking at SpaceX’ first published close ups of the landed JCSAT F9 stage, there are lots of fine lines and darker as well as lighter streaks over the hull. What strikes me is the black sooty spots above the grid fins. Perhaps due to the vortices they create when extended, the sooty smoke of the three Merlins might stick to that sweet spot just above them. Also,the use of three instead of just the one probably is the casue of this more intensive soot cover.
    And clearly visible in the landing footage were the blinking landing lights inside the extended legs. Never seen them before but apparently they always have been there. Interesting.
    Above all, quite an extraordinary effort, landing this specific stage without a glitch, don’t you think?
    As a build, it would be nice to catch this one right after landing, a diorama of the F9 on the deck of OCISLY and still smoking/burning a little. Piece of cotton fluff in the middle nozzle and a little yellow LED randomly flickering inside of it…

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