I didn't realize the satellites had that much fuel onboard. It started at 101W, then moved to 72.5W then moved to 110W and now to 56E before it will be sent to a disposal orbit.
Probably doesn't have that much fuel left, as its destined to use a fuel saving inclined geosynchronous orbit like Bonum I is already using for this last 1+ year mission.
Notice of DIRECTV STA application to use their
East Coast Uplink facility (ECUF)
See here http://www.dbstalk.c...361#post3043361
Correction, rechecked the coordinates in the application and its the Castle Rock Uplink/broadcast facility, not the ECUF for TT&C backup of IntelSat's primary facilities for the initial transfer as far as 52 degrees EL.
REQUEST FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY
Call Sign: E930304
DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC (“DIRECTV”) hereby requests Special Temporary
Authority (“STA”) for up to sixty (60) days beginning on or about September 3, 2012, to
conduct telemetry, tracking and control (“TT&C”) operations with the DIRECTV 1R
satellite during the initial phase of its drift from the 109.8° W.L. orbital location to its
new location at 56.16° E.L. This earth station will provide back-up TT&C capabilities in
support of the primary services provided by Intelsat. ...
Edited by HoTat2, 24 August 2012 - 03:55 PM.