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Echostar 15 Launch - Successful Launch! Everything "Nominal"


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#1 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:51 PM

Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket with a U.S. EchoStar 15 telecommunications satellite will be launched on Saturday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

The launch is scheduled for 22.40 Moscow time [18:40 GMT]. The satellite is scheduled to separate approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after the liftoff.

EchoStar 15 will replace the EchoStar 3 satellite, launched in October 1997. It will provide Ku-band services over the eastern continental United States from its orbital position of 61.5 degrees West.

http://en.rian.ru/sc.../159753340.html

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:40 PM

Good luck 15

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:35 PM

At the risk of sounding DENSE, is there concrete plans for use, other than replacing, that has been already talked about that I can identify with or is it just long-term?

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:03 PM

Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket with a U.S. EchoStar 15 telecommunications satellite will be launched on Saturday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

The launch is scheduled for 22.40 Moscow time [18:40 GMT]. The satellite is scheduled to separate approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after the liftoff.

EchoStar 15 will replace the EchoStar 3 satellite, launched in October 1997. It will provide Ku-band services over the eastern continental United States from its orbital position of 61.5 degrees West.

http://en.rian.ru/sc.../159753340.html

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More information about satellites at 61.5.

More information at SatBeams.com


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#5 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:03 PM

At the risk of sounding DENSE, is there concrete plans for use, other than replacing, that has been already talked about that I can identify with or is it just long-term?

Replacing is the key and most important mission, especially as nine transponders at 61.5 are unusable and Echostar 3 failures continue. But E15 is also a more powerful satellite ... so it should be easier to receive and subject customers to less rain fade. It will also allow E12 to become a completely spot beam satellite (no ConUS fed from E12) which should allow more spot beams to be brought online.

As Echostar put it in a recent application to the FCC:

The “CONUS-plus” capability of EchoStar 15 will increase the capacity of EchoStar’s customer, DISH Network Corporation (“DISH”), to provide High Definition programming to subscribers, and its advanced spot-beam technology will enhance DISH’s ability to provide local-into-local stations across the country. The requested STA will ensure EchoStar is able to bring the technically advanced satellite into service as soon as possible to improve the services available to its customers while its pending application is under consideration.


Echostar has applied for an STA to put the satellite into immediate use. Keep watching the uplink activity threads for channel moves and additions.

As for now ... everything is nominal ...
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:04 PM

So did it go? If this was a directv launch this thread would be 30 pages already. :grin:

I hope it went I am scheduled for install next Saturday!

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:06 PM

This is more important to me than the moon thing.

Neil Armstrong or tomorrow's eclipse?

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

So did it go? If this was a directv launch this thread would be 30 pages already. :grin:

"Nominal." DISH customers seem to be a little less high strung.

I hope it went I am scheduled for install next Saturday!

I doubt that it will be online by then but DISH is really pushing to get it online ASAP. This won't be one of those "let's test it for months" launches. It is going straight to 61.5 (61.55 +/- 0.05 to be exact) and when the FCC approves will be serving customers as soon as they can.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:27 PM

From the "media advisory" for the launch ...

Target Orbit at Separation:
Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)
Perigee: 6,030 km (3,747 miles)
Inclination: 18.7 degrees

Spacecraft Separation:
Approximately 9 hours, 13 minutes after liftoff

This will be at approximately 11:53pm ET this evening.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:02 PM

"Nominal." DISH customers seem to be a little less high strung.

I doubt that it will be online by then but DISH is really pushing to get it online ASAP. This won't be one of those "let's test it for months" launches. It is going straight to 61.5 (61.55 +/- 0.05 to be exact) and when the FCC approves will be serving customers as soon as they can.


DISH customers have more experiance at launches, and Charlie likes to keep his customers informed about them. That goes a long ways.

That said - I would also cheer for DirectTV having a successful launch.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:10 PM

That said - I would also cheer for DirectTV having a successful launch.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:12 PM

Anyone know if they will rebraodcast the launch? I set a manual timer from 2:30 PM EDT to 3:30 PM but when I went to view it somehow it was corrupted and I received an error message.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:14 PM

You could try the ILS website. Forget their URL however... :(
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:30 PM

+1. Competition is good.


As a Directv customer I agree. The money spent on these sats and the high risk of deployment make me sit on the edge of my seat every time there is a launch. It appears this sat will help elevate some failure problems. It will not be many years before Directv and Echostar will have to replace sats at EOL. Each new sat will be more powerful and provide better service. Let them FLY. :D And we Directv guys do get pretty wound up over new sats. :lol:
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:08 PM

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kamsamneda, scooper-sama.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 08:30 PM

Posted by ILS Communications Team, 6:55 p.m. EDT on 10 July 2010

We have confirmed that the Breeze M upper stage has
successfully completed its 3rd and 4th burn, as well as
jettisoning its additional propellant tank. The vehicle is
now in a 5-hour coast period, during which we will have
nothing to report. The 5th burn is scheduled to start around
11:33 p.m. EDT, or 03:33 GMT. Separation of the EchoStar XV
spacecraft is scheduled to follow the 5th burn completion by
about 13 minutes.
______________________________________________________

In other news, it looks like NORAD knows where it is ...
ECHOSTAR 15
1 36792U 10034A   10191.93010786  .00000064  00000-0  00000+0 0    14
2 36792 049.2458 217.4997 7226119 359.7973 000.2037 02.26328392    00

ECHOSTAR 15
1 36792U 10034A   10191.98452039 -.01592443  00000-0 -49367+1 0    21
2 36792 049.2315 217.4466 7222275 359.8115 044.6577 02.26835664    07

Epoch Sat Jul 10 18:19:21 EDT 2010
Longitude 45.8597828 West
Latitude 0.24319113 North
Apogee 35833.13
Perigee 419.04
Period 10:36:14.62

Epoch Sat Jul 10 19:37:42 EDT 2010
Longitude 25.9443481 East
Latitude 49.2189083 North
Apogee 35760.78
Perigee 418.31
Period 10:34:49.25

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:29 PM

As a Directv customer I agree. The money spent on these sats and the high risk of deployment make me sit on the edge of my seat every time there is a launch. It appears this sat will help elevate some failure problems. It will not be many years before Directv and Echostar will have to replace sats at EOL. Each new sat will be more powerful and provide better service. Let them FLY. :D And we Directv guys do get pretty wound up over new sats. :lol:


they have already had sats reach EOL and be replaced

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:56 PM

I always wondered why DTV satellites has TLE from number 1, but echostar's appearing after first or second ten.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:57 PM

EchoStar XV Mission Success

Posted by ILS Communications Team, 11:55 p.m. EDT on 10 July 2010

We have had a successful mission with the Proton M Breeze M
rocket, carrying the EchoStar XV satellite built by Space
Systems/ Loral. We have had confirmation that the satellite
separated from the vehicle on schedule at 11:53 p.m. EDT, or
03:53 UTC, 9 hours and 13 minutes after liftoff.




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