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Guest Message by DevFuse

ILS To Launch Echostar VII On Atlas


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Posted 18 February 2002 - 03:05 PM


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Payload: Echostar VII
Geostationary, direct broadcast television
satellite
Separated mass: Approx. 8876 lbs (4026 kg)

Launch Vehicle: Atlas IIIB, designated AC-204
Dual-engine Centaur stage
RD-180 engine
Weight at liftoff: 493,542 lbs (223,867
kg), including payload
Fairing: 14 ft (4.3 m) diameter aluminum
Height: 175.7 ft (53.6 m)

Launch Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002

Launch Window: 61 minutes
7:13-8:14 a.m. EST
4:13-5:14 a.m. PST
1213-1314 GMT

Launch Site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Complex 36, Pad B

Customer: Echostar Communications Corp., Littleton,
Colo.

Satellite Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems,
Newtown, Pa.

Launch Vehicle Atlas vehicle and Centaur upper stage
Manufacturer: built by Lockheed
Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colo.; San
Diego, Calif.; and Harlingen, Texas.

Launch Services
Provider: International Launch Services, McLean,
Va.

Satellite Use: High-powered direct broadcast satellite to
enhance services for DISH Network™,
EchoStar's state-of-the-art DBS
entertainment service.

Satellite Statistics: -- LMCSS A2100 model
-- 14 years expected lifetime
-- 7th satellite in Echostar fleet

Mission Profile: Atlas IIIB parking orbit ascent trajectory
design: 3-minute booster phase of flight
powered by a throttleable RD-180 engine,
followed by a two-burn Centaur mission
using dual RL-10A-4-1B engines with
extendible nozzles. Minimum residual
shutdown mission design (all Centaur
propellants burned to depletion).
Satellite's own attitude and orbital
control system will perform a series of
burns to raise perigee to geosynchronous
altitude, circularize orbit and reduce
inclination.

Spacecraft Separation: about 28.5 minutes after liftoff

Orbital Parameters: Apogee Altitude: 29,412 nm (54,471 km)
(@ Separation) Perigee Altitude:101 nm (187 km)
Inclination: 22.91 deg
Flight Azimuth: 178.58 deg

ILS Mission Statistics: -- 1st ILS mission this year
-- 1st flight of Atlas IIIB
-- 2nd flight in Atlas III series
-- 5th satellite launched for
Echostar by ILS; 4th on Atlas --
Atlas family has perfect record in
58 consecutive flights

NEWS MEDIA ACTIVITIES
All times are EST

Media Briefing: There will not be a pre-launch press
conference; instead, news media are
invited to a post-launch briefing at noon,
Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Radisson Resort
in Cape Canaveral.

Remote Camera Set-up: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Photographers
should meet at Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station Pass & ID Building for escort to
Pad 36.

Launch Viewing: Accredited press covering the launch
should meet at the CCAFS Pass & ID at 5:45
a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, for Air Force
escort to Press Site 1.

Live Broadcast: Launch program will be carried on Telstar
6, transponder 22/C-band, 93 degrees
West, beginning at 6:40 a.m. EST.


More Information: General mission information and a live
webcast of the launch will be available
on the ILS web site at www.ilslaunch.com.
Launch status updates will be available
on the ILS U.S. domestic Launch Hotline
at 1-800-852-4980.




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Posted 18 February 2002 - 08:27 PM


Anyone know if Dish is going to be covering the launch live on any channels? Didn't the broadcast the lauch of Echo4 when it went up?






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