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Dish Seeks to Move the E-5 Satellite to 148 W after Ciel-2 Launch

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Title says most of it. Dish needs to replace the failed E-2 satellite at 148 W after the Ciel-2 satellite is launched and operational at 129 W. I thought the E-5 satellite was running out of fuel but I guess it still has enough in it to use it at 148 W. The FCC filing has nothing on the expected life of the E-5 satellite after moving it to 148 W. Here is the FCC website address:

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Since when does E5 have the gas to do anything than go to a graveyard orbit when Ciel-2 makes it up?
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