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E-16 to be launched by Sea Launch? (nope: ILS)
Posted 12 August 2010 - 02:05 PM
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:09 PM
That would be nice. SeaLaunch did a good job for past EchoStar missions.
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.
Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:38 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:26 PM
I assume everything is "nominal"?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:43 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:54 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:34 AM
Now, we should get TLEs soon.
Everything occurred as planned with ignition, shutdown and separation of the Proton’s first three stages. Then the Breeze M upper stage with the satellite continued the mission, igniting five times, and then releasing the satellite into transfer orbit.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:45 AM
"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."
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:38 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:11 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:43 PM
At n2yo.com ...
My calculations based on that TLE:
Epoch Sun Dec 9 04:05:00 EST
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 295Time 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
Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:03 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:30 PM
Sea Launch Rocket Fails During Liftoff, Satellite Lost
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:25 PM