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Quetzsat-1 News Update

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Aransay, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mar 4, 2011 #1 of 34
    Aransay

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    Status: planned
    Position: 77° W (73° W)
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    Operator: QuetzSat S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Launch date: 4-Jun-11
    Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
    Launch vehicle: Proton M
    Launch mass (kg):
    Dry mass (kg):
    Manufacturer: Space Systems Loral (SSL)
    Model (bus): LS-1300
    Orbit: GEO
    Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
     
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    Que?
     
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    Nick

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    Aransay said:
    http://www.ssloral.com/html/satexp/quetzsat1.html
     
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    James Long

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    Original article
    Mientras el sector de telecomunicaciones mexicano vive tiempos tormentosos, en una fábrica de Palo Alto, California, se dan los últimos ajustes al satélite QuetzSat 1, cuyo lanzamiento está estimado para este verano desde el cosmódromo de Baikonur en Kazajistán y que servirá para robustecer la flota de tres satélites que operan para el servicio de televisión satelital Dish, lo que significará más dolores de cabeza para Sky, que hoy depende de un sólo satélite de la empresa Intelsat.

    http://blogs.cnnexpansion.com/informacion-privilegiada/?p=2391

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    While the Mexican telecommunications sector lives stormy times, at a factory in Palo Alto, California, will give the final adjustments to the satellite QuetzSat 1, which is estimated for release this summer from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and will serve to strengthen fleet of three satellites that operate to the Dish satellite television service, which will mean more headaches for Sky, which now depends on a single satellite company Intelsat.

    I've found many different launch dates

    Q3 2001 (july-september)
    http://www.ses.com/ses/siteSections/services/satellitefleet/upcoming-launches/index.php

    July 30 2011
    http://www.zarya.info/Calendar.php

    November
    http://www.satelliteonthenet.co.uk/index.php/launch-schedule
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 #6 of 34
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    Hi,

    We are also listing next GEO satellite launches in our blog. Please take a look.

    satlaunch.blogspot.com

    Best regards
     
  7. tkrandall

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    any update/clarification on Quetzsat 1's launch date?
     
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    I hate to bump the thread, but does anyone have a reliable launch date update?
     
  9. spear61

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    Excelsior had interview in March where MVS said Sept. Reuters had interview in April where MVS said Aug. MVS is the Dish Mexico content provider.
     
  10. satlaunch

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    Launch is planned in mid-August.

    source: satlaunch.blogspot.com/2011/06/quetzsat-1-launch.html
     
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    Any source OTHER than yourself?
     
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    New tentative date: september 28th

    Seems it will have no spotbeams, but two beams covering from United States to Panama, anyone knows or got theories as to why?
     
  14. James Long

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    Non spot beam satellites are cheaper. Perhaps DISH decided to invest their money in the next satellite for 61.5 and keep 77 cheap. Once the next new spotbeam satellite gets to 61.5, 77 markets could be moved over freeing up space for Mexican services.

    The Canadian restrictions on the 77 slot restrict it's use. They could have done southern US spots (and that is what I expected). But they can do that at 61.5 as well, from existing uplink centers (likely with no new dishes as would be required for 77 spotbeams).

    The pattern is a surprise after all of our speculation ... but it is understandable.
     
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    Is there a new "footprint" map for the new sat?
     
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    Based on what source?

    What info are you basing this assertion on? Everything we have read to date would suggest the bird will go to 77W, and the majority (~two thirds?) of the transponders will be used by DISH for the primary, if not sole, purpose of local channels in the U.S. market. Such a purpose demands spot beams.
     
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    http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=905013
     
  19. tkrandall

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    That document indicates an August launch is planned and October start of commercial services.

    Indeed I see no mention of spot beams in that document. If there are no spots for the 24 transponders available to Dish for USA service then I question if its primary purpose will be for locals.
     
  20. shion

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    Besides that document, regular updates are published in this forum, which it's been said to be accurate (based on the experience of already performed launches). Apparently Quetzsat-1 was originally planned to be launched around august 18, but then delayed to september 28.
     

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