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E-16 to be launched by Sea Launch? (nope: ILS)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by rocatman, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. rocatman

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    Came across this article in Space News. It appears that Dish will be using Sea Launch for launch services in the next few years so perhaps E-16 will ride on a Zenit-3SL rocket.

    http://www.spacenews.com/launch/100728-energia-own-sealaunch.html
     
  2. James Long

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    That would be nice. SeaLaunch did a good job for past EchoStar missions.
     
  3. P Smith

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    That process of restructuring is still going ?
     
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  5. P Smith

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    E-16 went out on Proton rocket today.
     
  6. James Long

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    Thanks for the reminder ... DISH made the launch on Channel 101 a non-recordable event. I almost forgot that it happened today.

    I assume everything is "nominal"?
     
  7. Jason Whiddon

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    So far so good.
     
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  9. James Long

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    The latest launch on that site was 11/14 (MERIDIAN 6) ... so it may take a while for a launch that was only 8 hours 26 minutes ago to show up. :)

    (A Chinese launch on 11/18 is also missing from n2yo.)
     
  10. Jason Whiddon

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    Mission deemed a success by ILS.
     
  11. P Smith

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    Now, we should get TLEs soon.
     
  12. James Long

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    I guess we all fell asleep on this thread. :)

    Tracking: http://www.n2yo.com/?s=39008

    "ECHOSTAR 16 will raise its orbit to an altitude of 22,300 miles (35,888 km) over the equator in the next few weeks. The craft will also extend its solar panels and activate its communications gear for testing. The satellite, which weighed 14,660 pounds (6,650 kg) at launch, was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral. The spacecraft will be positioned at 61.5 degrees west longitude in the geostationary belt for its 15-year design life. It will be leased by EchoStar Corp. to Dish Network, a leading provider of direct-to-home television programming in the United States. EchoStar 16 also carries a disc with 100 images of humanity and nature—part of a project by artist Trevor Paglen called "The Last Pictures." The images were micro-etched on a silicon disc encased in a gold-plated shell."
     
  13. david_jr

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    Thanks for the link James
     
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    TLEs???
     
  15. James Long

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    At n2yo.com ...
    http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=39008

    My calculations based on that TLE:

    Epoch Sun Dec 9 04:05:00 EST
    Code:
    1 39008U 12065A   12344.37847939 -.00000262  00000-0  00000+0 0   269
    2 39008 000.0360 263.0738 0002158 258.3414 346.2930 01.00272273   295
    Time elapsed since epoch: 09:37:24 (Calculations done at epoch unless noted)

    Apogee 35795.42 Perigee 35777.22 Gap 18.20 Average 0.12 below Nominal

    Satellite Longitude 67.0550 West (at Epoch)
    Satellite Longitude 67.0544 West (at 13:42:25 EST Sunday using this TLE)
    Average Driftrate 0.0015 deg/day East
     
  16. James Long

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    FYI: DISH moved several local markets over to E16 early this morning.
     
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  18. James Long

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    That is a shame. They were a good company in their hayday.
     

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