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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.

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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

www.ilslaunch.com


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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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:09 PM

It will not be many years before Directv and Echostar will have to replace sats at EOL.

For DISH:
119's sat launched in March ... EOL 2025
110's E10 launched in 2006 and E11 in 2008 ...
129's Ceil-2 launched in 2008 ...
61.5's E12 launched as R1 in 2003 ... the replacement E16 is scheduled in a couple of years. E15 launched Saturday to replace E3 ... EOL 2025.
72.7's Nimiq 5 launched last year (2009) ...
77's E4 launched in 1998 and E8 launched in 2002 ... the replacement is scheduled for late next year.

EOLs are being taken care of. When E15 goes into service DISH's oldest satellite providing service to the US will be E8 at 77 ... only 8 years old. DISH is now well ahead of EOL.

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

Those are the very first two, as far as I can tell. (There is a check digit.) Officially still listed as "Object A" but nothing else launched yesterday so it should be right.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:06 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- DISH Network L.L.C., the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in America, today announced the launch of EchoStar XV, the company's second successful satellite launch this year.

When EchoStar XV begins operations later this summer, it will allow DISH Network to continue expanding the largest high definition offering in the U.S. The company currently delivers more than 200 national HD channels as well as HD locals in 156 markets.

Built by Space Systems/Loral, EchoStar XV launched on an International Launch Services Proton/Breeze M vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:40 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 10. After a nine-hour, 13-minute mission, EchoStar XV was successfully released into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The satellite will ultimately reside at 61.5 degrees West Longitude at an altitude of approximately 22,000 miles.

"The launch of EchoStar XV demonstrates DISH Network's continuing commitment to delivering the most high-quality HD programming at the best value," said Tom Cullen, executive vice president. "DISH Network is the only pay-TV provider that offers 'HD Free For Life' to every customer, and we're proud that EchoStar XV will soon allow us to provide even more high definition channels for free."

For more information about DISH Network, including its HD Free For Life promotion, visit www.dish.com.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:10 AM

...
Those are the very first two, as far as I can tell. (There is a check digit.) Officially still listed as "Object A" but nothing else launched yesterday so it should be right.


Oops, overlooked ... You right, those TLE#1 and #2, I forgot that last digit is checksum.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:43 AM

TLE #1,2.
[B]
 #   Date Time GMT Perigee Apogee Long      Lat    Inclin  Gap Ch-Hrs Eccentric Revs/day   Period[/B]
001 07-10 22:19:21   419x35833 109.0547°W 2.2364°S 49.246° 35414  +9H 0.7226119 2.26328392 10h 36m 14s (636.23 min)
002 07-10 23:37:42   418x35761 109.9919°W 2.5061°S 49.231° 35343  +1H 0.7222275 2.26835664 10h 34m 49s (634.82 min)
Target: 
[LIST]
[*]35,786 km[*]61.55°W  (+/- 0.05°) 0.0°N (+/- 0.05°)[*]gap: +/- 5Km[*]eccentricity: 0.0000xxx[*]revs per day: 1.00279xxx
[/LIST]

Edited by P Smith, 11 July 2010 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2010 - 10:23 AM

61.5°W (+/- 0.025°)

Per FCC filings, E15 is going to 61.55°W +/- 0.05°.




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