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Dish's FCC Filing on E-14 Satellite at 119 W


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#1 OFFLINE   rocatman

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 01:47 PM

Here is the website address of Dish's FCC filing on E-14 that will be launched to the 119 W slot:

http://licensing.fcc...erC/File Number

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

And more HD in Puerto Rico will create a more favorable image which may allow expansion into Cuba in the next decade.

It seem clear Dish is planning that market expansion I discussed in the post excerpt above. The narrative attachment on page 5 states as follows (emphasis added):

The ECHOSTAR-14 satellite will operate at the 118.9°W.L. orbital location and has the capability to provide BSS services to the USA, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as to Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean, including Cuba.

This would add to coverage from 110°. This is investing in the future.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 06:46 PM

Alternatively, certain channels can be used on EchoStar 14’s no fewer than 51 spot beams to provide local service. These capabilities are a marked improvement over the EchoStar 7 satellite, which carries 15 spot beams.

Looks like I'll need to come up with another set of spotbeam maps. Many uplinks makes many spots. E7 was designed for two uplinks ... E-10 has six. E-14 will use the same six uplink sites as E-10. 114 independently operated spots!

It also appears that the spots are steerable?

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:53 PM

I thought that it was going to be E3's replacement. What is going to replace E3 at 61.5?

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:06 PM

AMC-14 was to be E-3's replacement ... it is still "lost in space".
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:12 AM

I thought that it was going to be E3's replacement. What is going to replace E3 at 61.5?


It has been speculated by this poster that once Nimiq 5 is launched to 72.7 W in September and operational that the E-6 satellite will be moved to 61.5 W to augment/replace E-3. The E-15 satellite scheduled to be launched in late 2010 or early 2011 is suppose to go to 61.5 W. E-15 will be like E-14 in that it will have both spotbeam and CONUS beam capabilities although there is the possibility that its CONUS beams will only cover the Eastern Arc areas and therefore could allow for greater downlink signal strength.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:11 PM

114 independently operated spots!

Hmm, I read it as 51 spots with 114 transponders that can be assigned to them, possibly in different combinations.
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:48 PM

Spots and beams can be confusing ... but this one seemed pretty clear that 114 spot beam transponders could be used at the same time on 51 different spots. There are additional spots that could be used but would conflict with the 114 (requiring some of them be turned off). Plus there are 64 ConUS transponders ... 32 fed from Cheyenne and 32 fed from Gilbert. Only 32 of those (less if spots were active) could be used at the same time. (Actually 21 since DISH does not hold license to the entire slot.)

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:54 PM

Hasn't Echostar / Dish applied for the last 2 transponders at 61.5 since no one else will put up a bird over there ?
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:19 PM

Yes, but there is a freeze on new assignments ... including those two. DISH does have special temporary authority to use those two channels, so they have as much permission as they ever will to use them just not "permanent" permission.

Otherwise it is just replacement satellites (including better use of already assigned spectrum) and foreign slots (72.7, 77, 129, 118).

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:57 PM

I thought that it was going to be E3's replacement. What is going to replace E3 at 61.5?


Echo 15 will be launched in late 2010 to replace E3 at 61.5.

http://www.lyngsat.c...es/america.html




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