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LIVE: Proton M - EchoStar XIV - March 20, 2010
« on: 02/15/2010 10:17 PM »
EchoStar XIV mission control page is on-air.

EchoStar XIV mission profile: http://www.ilslaunch.com/assets/pdf/Echo-XIV-MO-final.pdf
« Last Edit: 03/20/2010 03:21 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #1 on: 02/16/2010 05:46 PM »
EchoStar XIV mission control page is on-air.

EchoStar XIV mission profile: http://www.ilslaunch.com/assets/pdf/Echo-XIV-MO-final.pdf

First mention of Phase III Proton in a Mission Overview?
« Last Edit: 02/16/2010 05:53 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #2 on: 02/17/2010 03:22 PM »
Please remind us of what "Phase III" means in this context.

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #3 on: 02/17/2010 04:29 PM »
EchoStar XIV satellite was delivered to Baikonur by An-124 cargo plane.

http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9360


Proton-M launch vehicle was also arrived in Tyuratam train station.

http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9356


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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #4 on: 02/19/2010 01:45 PM »
That's an amazing stunt - 6379 kg to GTO!

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #5 on: 02/22/2010 06:42 PM »
Does anyone knows when did the Proton-M for this launch arrived at Baykonur?

Thanks!

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #6 on: 02/22/2010 06:48 PM »
Does anyone knows when did the Proton-M for this launch arrived at Baykonur?

Roskosmos website reported Proton-M rocket has arrived to Baikonur cosmodrome at 13:05 UTC on February 16th.

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #7 on: 02/23/2010 01:32 PM »
Does anyone knows when did the Proton-M for this launch arrived at Baykonur?

Roskosmos website reported Proton-M rocket has arrived to Baikonur cosmodrome at 13:05 UTC on February 16th.

Thanks Andrey, missed that on the Roscosmos page.

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #8 on: 02/24/2010 04:14 PM »
Breeze-M upper stage was delivered today.

http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9433
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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #9 on: 03/08/2010 11:02 AM »
Servicing of Briz-M took place on March 5: http://www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9551

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #10 on: 03/14/2010 11:54 PM »
MEDIA ADVISORY:

ILS PROTON TO LAUNCH ECHOSTAR XIV

 

 

Payload:                                   EchoStar XIV communications satellite
SS/L 1300
Separated spacecraft mass: 6,384 kg (14,034 lbs)

 

Launch Vehicle:                       Proton M/Breeze M

                                                705,000 kg (1,554,000 lbs), including payload     

                                                58.2 m (191 ft)

 

Launch Date:                            March 21, 2010

 

Launch Time:                           00:27 Baikonur
18:27 GMT, March 20
14:27 EDT, March 20     

 

Launch Site:                             Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

                                                Launch Pad 39

 

Launch Customer:                    DISH Network, Englewood, Colo.

 

Satellite Manufacturer:             Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, Ca.

 

Launch Vehicle                        Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center,

Manufacturer:                           Moscow

 

Launch Services                     

Provider:                                  International Launch Services, Reston, Va.





Satellite Use:                            The EchoStar XIV satellite will join DISH Network’s fleet of satellites that serve more than 14 million satellite TV customers in the U.S. From its location at 119 degrees west longitude, EchoStar XIV will provide Ku-band services over the continental United States. The DISH Network fleet has the capacity to deliver hundreds of the highest quality video and audio channels, including the most HD in the country. DISH Network’s programming coupled with award-winning HD and DVR technology, makes it the best value in the TV industry. 

 

Satellite Statistics:                   — 103 Ku-Band transponders

                                                __Orbital location: 119 west longitude

                                                __Anticipated service life: 15 years

 

Mission Profile:                        The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with the EchoStar XIV satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to place the orbital unit (Breeze M upper stage and the EchoStar XIV satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance the orbital unit first to a circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit, and finally to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.  Separation of the EchoStar XIV satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 10 minutes after liftoff.

 

Target Orbit                              Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)

at Separation:                           Perigee: 3,120 km (1,939 miles)
Inclination: 26.7 degrees

 

Spacecraft Separation:             Approximately 9 hours, 10 minutes after liftoff

 

ILS Mission Statistics:             __58th ILS Proton Launch
__2nd ILS Proton Launch in 2010

                                                __3rd EchoStar Satellite Launched on ILS Proton

                                                __14th Space Systems/Loral Satellite Launched on a Proton

                                                __Heaviest commercial satellite launched on ILS Proton

 

More Information:                    Live webcast at www.ilslaunch.com will begin approximately 20 minutes before liftoff. DISH Network customers can tune to Channel 101 to watch the live broadcast. General mission information and launch status updates are available on the website or on the ILS U.S. domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980. 





Live Broadcast:                        ILS Proton ECHOSTAR XIV Live Launch Broadcast

All satellite test signals will begin at 1330 Eastern US/1730 GMT 20 MARCH 2010

Live Coverage starting at 1400 Eastern US/1800 GMT 20 MARCH 2010

Launch is scheduled for 14:26:57 Eastern US/ 18:26:57 GMT 20 MARCH 2010

Launch Broadcast concludes 15:00:00 Eastern US/1900 GMT 20 MARCH 2020

 

LAUNCH BROADCAST WILL BE SEEN IN NORTH AMERICA ON THE FOLLOWING:

Satellite: AMC-15, K01

Slot D

Orbital Location: 105 Degrees West

KU band digital

Bandwidth 9 Mhz

Uplink Frequency: 14033.5 Horizontal

Downlink Frequency: 11733.5 Vertical

Symbol rate:  6.1113

FEC 3/4

Aspect ratio:  SD 4.3

No encryption

 

LAUNCH BROADCAST WILL BE SEEN IN EUROPE on the following:

SATELLITE:  NSS7

Transponder ENV8/EUH8 – AB

Orbital Location:  338 E, 22W

KU Band NTSC 525

Bandwidth:  9 MHz

Uplink frequency:  14474.5 Vertical

Downlink frequency:  11684.5 Horizontal

Symbol Rate:  5.632

FEC:     3/4

Aspect Ratio:  SD 4.3

4:2:0 MPEG 2

No encryption

 

 

LAUNCH BROADCAST WILL BE SEEN IN EUROPE and at the LAUNCH SITE ON THE FOLLOWING:

Satellite: W2A

Channel – TXP F5, channel F

Orbital Position 10 E

KU-band 625 PAL

Bandwidth 9 MHz

UPLINK Frequency 14221.83 Vertical

Downlink Frequency: 12721.83 H

Sym Rate 5.632

FEC 3/4

ASPECT RATIO:  4.3

4:2:0 MPEG 2

No encryption

 


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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #11 on: 03/15/2010 01:58 PM »
12th March - Upper composite attached to the Proton-M
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=1537

15th March - Briz-M filling of low pressure tanks
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=1542
« Last Edit: 03/15/2010 02:01 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #12 on: 03/16/2010 06:30 AM »
First images of the preparation and rollout to the servicing station.






This morning the rocket was transported from MiK to the technical servicing station, where servicing the low pressure tanks of the upper stage already began.
The rocket will be there for two days.

Rollout to the launch site in area 200 is planned for Wednesday, March 17.
Decision about the readiness of the rocket for installation on the launch site must make state commission.

http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=9674
« Last Edit: 03/16/2010 06:35 AM by Gorizont »

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #13 on: 03/17/2010 09:32 PM »
The 8K82KM Proton-M/Briz-M (99514/93514) with the EchoStar-XIV communications satellite was transported to the launch pad today. See Khrunichev's EchoStar-XIV launch gallery and info (in russian) about the transport to the launch pad.
« Last Edit: 03/17/2010 09:32 PM by Satori »

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #14 on: 03/18/2010 06:05 AM »
Launch details from Khrunichev Coopi pages:

http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=473&lang=en
Broken man-made things can be fixed (if you find the pieces).

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Re: EchoStar XIV - Proton-M - March 20, 2010
« Reply #15 on: 03/18/2010 06:36 PM »
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This will be the largest commercial satellite to be launched on ILS Proton at over 6.3 metric tons for EchoStar and Dish Network, and the first commercial launch utilizing the enhanced capabilities of Phase III Proton.

http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-031510b
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Re: LIVE: Proton M - EchoStar XIV - March 20, 2010
« Reply #17 on: 03/20/2010 03:31 PM »
Welcome to the live coverage of the EchoStar-XIV - Proton-M/Briz-M launch!!!

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Re: LIVE: Proton M - EchoStar XIV - March 20, 2010
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Re: LIVE: Proton M - EchoStar XIV - March 20, 2010
« Reply #19 on: 03/20/2010 03:40 PM »
Webcast signal at this time from TV Tsenki is a disaster! :( Let's hope it improves...

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