AMC-14 failed to reach the planned orbit

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  1. Tom Robertson

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    To take your first thought a bit farther, I'm sure all the players (Echostar, SES, the insurance companies, and Boeing) examined every possible play, then ran it thru all the various legals. :)

    And there might still a last ditch save after the insurance companies pay out. At that point, just before the de-orbit burn, someone might step up with an offer to the title-holder. Once all the sidebar issues are cleared, sometimes a last second solution is freed to come forth.

    It will continue to be an interesting saga. :)
    Tom
     
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  3. PTown

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    Old news from 3 days ago.
     
  5. peak_reception

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    I wonder what impact AMC-14's loss, on top of other recent failures, will have on the cost of insuring future satellites for launch and loss?
     
  6. davisdog

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    I havent checked the numbers lately, but my gut feel says the failure rate is about the same as it has been for the last 10-15 years...although Insurance prices probably go up regardless...dont feel sorry for the Insurance companies...they make tons of money already ;)
     
  7. James Long

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    DISH bailed out of that game years ago because insuring a large fleet cost more than a loss. They did have insurance for E4 ... which took YEARS for payment to be made (and then the satellite became more operational :)).
     
  8. PTown

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    Didn't see a link posted. Sorry.
     
  9. Mikey

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    Dish filed for a new 180 day STA to keep E6 at 110.4, because of the failure of AMC-14. Sounds like they're not sure what to do with E6 now.

    Dish FCC filing
     
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