As of September 9th, 2011, a strong geomagnetic storm from the sun (sunspot 1283 / X1.8 flare) is in progress following the impact of a CME around 07:30 EDT. A high-speed solar wind stream flowing from a large coronal hole should reach Earth on Sept. 11-12 sparking even more aurora. On the 13th (which was my birthday today ), the satellite Ciel-II was experiencing outages due to a solar flare. This can cause DISH customers to lose signal, unless they can watch DVR recordings, On Demand or having the Eastern Arc (61.5, 72, 77 (op)). The 129 outage was after 2 days of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. On the 14th, Ciel-II restored its capacity and the signal got its better reception for EchoStar/DISH. Not to mention about the lease date. EchoStar had signed a deal with Telesat Canada that Ciel-II had 10 years of the lease. The lease ends at January 2019 which was 4 months left. And what EchoStar said in the statement, "On July 30, 2018, we did not provide notice to renew our lease for the capacity of Ciel II. Accordingly, our lease for the capacity of Ciel II will expire in January 2019 at the conclusion of the initial term. There can be no assurance that the expiration of our lease for capacity of Ciel II will not have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition or otherwise disrupt our business." Old thread about the 129 outage Signal loss on 129° (Problem resolved) Any thoughts? Comment down below!