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DTV 9S launch

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SCOTTB007, Aug 14, 2006.

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  1. SCOTTB007

    SCOTTB007 New Member

    Aug 13, 2006
    Sept. 19 Ariane 5 ECA • DirecTV 9S & Optus D1
    Launch window: TBD
    Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

    Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket with a cryogenic upper stage to launch the American DirecTV 9S direct-to-home broadcasting spacecraft and the Australian Optus D1 communications satellite. The Japanese LDREX antenna technology demonstration mission will also fly into space aboard the Ariane 5 as a secondary payload. [Aug. 11]
  2. moonman

    moonman Icon

    Oct 27, 2004
    What??? Spaceway was delayed months due to problems with the "other"
    payload which had to be returned to the mnfg. for repair...didn't they learn
    anything? Now we have to sweat the health of two other sats...amazing!
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