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Echostar 11 - 1:21am ET July 16th Launch / August 26th LIVE Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   spear61

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:33 AM

Galaxy 18 launched sucessfully this morning from the Sea Launch platform. Good news for Echostar 11 which is next up on the launch schedule

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:44 AM

Galaxy 18 launched sucessfully this morning from the Sea Launch platform. Good news for Echostar 11 which is next up on the launch schedule



Everybody cross your fingers, toes and rub your good luck charmes and pray to your god that this bird get's off into the correct orbit.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:24 AM

I pray this bird gets off the ground and operating properly. It is the only way people in HI/AK will get more HD channels. We still only get 8 while the rest of the country has a whole lot more. If it explodes, I may end up switching to Direct TV. Does anyone know when it is scheduled to launch?

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:59 AM

Without having to run around, what is Galaxy 18 going to do? What is the scheduled launch date of E11.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:08 PM

Turn around has been something like 6 weeks to 2 months so it will probably launch in July

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:00 PM

Yes it seems its July.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:01 PM

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 28, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq:LORL) and the world's leading provider of high-power commercial satellites, today announced that it delivered EchoStar XI to the Sea Launch home port in Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, May 27.

http://www.redorbit....to_launch_base/

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:14 PM

But no one was home, and the FedEx guy took it back to the garage. They can pick it up after 6pm. ;)

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:43 PM

But no one was home, and the FedEx guy took it back to the garage. They can pick it up after 6pm. ;)


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Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:11 PM

The FedEx guy is trying his hardest to figure out what all the parts that fell out of the box are for.
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:05 PM

The FedEx guy is trying his hardest to figure out what all the parts that fell out of the box are for.


Only because the loader dropkicked it onto the truck...

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:24 AM

It was return to sender, address unknown....
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

Alright, you jokers. You forced me to read the link. ;)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:46 PM

...with postage due.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:10 PM

FedEx delivered to wrong address and so far have been unable to find so that it can be retrieved
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:18 PM

Getting Closer!

http://www.sea-launc...rent_launch.htm

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:35 PM

My best information still indicates that a launch is at least 1 month away.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:34 PM

Getting Closer!

http://www.sea-launc...rent_launch.htm

That is a nice sight!

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Finally on deck! :)

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:14 PM

Nice merged logos. Who would have thunk back in 1996 when the put Echostar I into service that they would be working on Echostar XI now?
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 11:37 AM

What sort of an impact with E11 have on national HD? Will the national HD that is currently on the wings be moved to E11, so that the wings can be use solely for HD LiLs? It seems that with AMC 14s failure, and the age and weak signal levels from E3 that they need to do something for the national HDs

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:45 PM

E11 will have NO *direct* impact on anything, other than higher signal strengths in fringe areas, especially Alaska & Hawaii. It is going to 110 as a replacement satellite, and 110 has all transponders in use already.

But... it will be freeing up at least one existing, older satellite, which is supposed to be moved to 77 as part of the "Eastern Arc." Exactly what will be where, from a channel perspective, is still unknown.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:09 PM

The higher power may allow additional channels per transponder ... so a couple of new national HD channels could show up at 110° ... but not a lot.

It will help customers in AK, HI and PR as they will be able to get more HD from 110° ... the new ConUS signals will be about as strong as the spotbeams from 110°. The channels in the AK/HI spotbeam package that are on 110° ConUS won't need to be uplinked twice ... opening room for a few of the 129°/61.5° channels not currently available.

But nationally, not a big hit.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:52 AM

Just went to the sea-launch page and it looks like they are preparing to launch the Echostar 11 satellite. As the current update it has arrived at the sea-launch homeport.

Here is the link:
http://www.sea-launc...rent_launch.htm

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:30 AM

Just went to the sea-launch page and it looks like they are preparing to launch the Echostar 11 satellite. As the current update it has arrived at the sea-launch homeport.

Here is the link:
http://www.sea-launc...rent_launch.htm


Golly! Thanks for the breaking news alert.
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