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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #160 on: 06/01/2012 06:27 AM »
S/C acquisition!
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #161 on: 06/01/2012 11:10 AM »
Congrats to Sea Launch!

Great coverage there Tony, Nick, and Chris.

THANKS!
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #162 on: 06/01/2012 12:23 PM »
Congratulations to Sea Launch! It would seems that the kerosene sticks are coming back ;-)

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #163 on: 06/01/2012 12:41 PM »
Couple more:

NASA TDRSS Telemetry checks from White Sands to ACS and Moscow are in work. #in

 Weather briefing for LP evacuation and ILV fueling is underway #in

Use of the US government TDRSS network for a commercial launch with a  non-US launch vehicle and satellite--that seems really strange.  Has it happened before?
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Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #164 on: 06/01/2012 01:14 PM »
Long Beach tourism ad has me sold! :)

Our annual conference (the American Astronomical Society) will be there in Jan.  But last time I was there the tourist area seemed a little run down, didn't compare well to, say, San Diego. Too much Burger King and not enough yuppie cafes ;-)

It does have the Queen Mary though...
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Now if only they gave tours of the SeaLaunch boats...
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #165 on: 06/01/2012 01:19 PM »
Love San Diego, especially that crazy bridge that links Coronado! (Wow, scary at night! :))

Sea Launch Successfully Delivers the Intelsat 19 Spacecraft into Orbit

BERN, Switzerland, June 1, 2012 - Sea Launch AG has successfully launched the Intelsat 19 satellite from the Equator on the ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey, completing its eleventh mission for Intelsat S.A. and marking Sea Launch’s first of three planned missions in 2012.
The Zenit-3SL rocket carrying the spacecraft lifted off at 22:23 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Thursday, May 31st (05:23 UTC/GMT, Friday, June 1) from the launch platform, positioned at 154 degrees West longitude in the international waters of the Pacific Ocean. One hour later, the Block DM-SL upper stage inserted the satellite, weighing 5,600 kilograms (12,345 lbs.) and built by Space Systems/Loral, into geosynchronous transfer orbit, on its way to a final orbital position at 166 degrees East longitude. Operators at the Intelsat Launch Control Center acquired the spacecraft’s first signals from orbit shortly after spacecraft separation. All systems performed nominally throughout the launch mission.

Following acquisition of the spacecraft's signal, Kjell Karlsen, president of Sea Launch AG, congratulated Intelsat and Space Systems/Loral.

"We are thrilled to complete our eleventh successful launch for Intelsat," Karlsen said. "We look forward to our next Intelsat mission in the third quarter of 2012, as well as future launches with our long-time colleagues at Space Systems/Loral. The Sea Launch and Energia Logistics teams have successfully met our commitments once again, and I want to personally thank all of them for their unwavering dedication and hard work."

“Intelsat 19 will provide capacity specifically designed for our customers to offer enhanced media content delivery, broadband and mobility services across the Pacific Ocean region,” said Intelsat SVP and Chief Technical Officer Thierry Guillemin. “Intelsat 19 also hosts customized Ku-band mobility beams that will provide coverage over the Indian Ocean’s busiest shipping routes.  We thank Sea Launch for successfully launching our spacecraft, and are glad to count them again as one of our trusted providers of access to space.”

About Sea Launch AG

Sea Launch AG, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, provides strategic end–to–end launch solutions to the industry’s satellite operator community based on the Zenit launch system. These services include the provision of all–inclusive launch services as well as schedule assurance, financing, risk management; insurance and creative contracting solutions to meet the changing demands of the commercial launch market. Sea Launch AG owns and manages the primary technology, patent and other intellectual property and tangible assets of the company. These include the launch platform Odyssey and the Sea Launch Commander vessels located in the Home Port facility in Long Beach, California, and the unique know–how associated with launching satellites from an ocean–based launch platform located directly on the equator.  Sea Launch AG contracts directly and exclusively with Energia Logistics Ltd. as its technical partner for the delivery and execution of Sea Launch Zenit–3SL launch services.  The Sea Launch system offers the most direct and cost-effective route to geostationary orbit for commercial communications satellites, providing diversity of supply, affordability and flexibility for the industry's satellite operators. For more information, please visit the Sea Launch website at: www.sea-launch.com.

About Intelsat

Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #166 on: 06/01/2012 01:21 PM »
Wide shot from the ACS deck is ACS_D.jpg photo credit is: Marinelle Brosa

Lift off shot from the LP is LP_M photo credit is Larry Trotter

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #167 on: 06/01/2012 01:54 PM »
Does anyone know how much the Sea Launch cost?
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #168 on: 06/01/2012 06:36 PM »
From Novosti Kosmonavtiki's site, I gather that this launch used Zenit-2S No. SL33
and Blok DM-SL No. 32L.

From Energiya's site I see that the last launch (Atlantic Bird 7) used Zenit-2S No. SL31
and Blok DM-SL No. 31L.

Was Zenit-2S No. SL32 repurposed or is it still in the queue?
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #169 on: 06/01/2012 07:10 PM »
Was Zenit-2S No. SL32 repurposed or is it still in the queue?

Zenit-2S No. SL32 was planned for Intelsat 19 launch, but things have changed (it is well-known story about lack of Zenit rockets) and it was launched as Zenit-2SB No. 5L with Intelsat 18 from Baikonur.
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #170 on: 06/01/2012 07:15 PM »
Was Zenit-2S No. SL32 repurposed or is it still in the queue?

Zenit-2S No. SL32 was planned for Intelsat 19 launch, but things have changed (it is well-known story about lack of Zenit rockets) and it was launched as Zenit-2SB No. 5L with Intelsat 18 from Baikonur.

Right, I suspected it might be something like that! Thanks!
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #171 on: 06/02/2012 02:12 AM »
Spaceflightnow reporting a 'delay' with solar panel deployment: http://spaceflightnow.com/sealaunch/is19/status.html
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #172 on: 06/02/2012 04:26 AM »
Entire Launch Replay at this site:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22995213
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #173 on: 06/02/2012 04:32 AM »
a 'delay' with solar panel deployment

http://www.intelsat.com/press/news-releases/2012/20120601-2.asp

Intelsat and Space Systems/Loral, the manufacturer of the satellite, are investigating the cause and are pursuing corrective actions. The spacecraft is secure at this time in geostationary transfer orbit.
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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #174 on: 06/02/2012 06:08 AM »
According to USSTRATCOM data, the S/C (2012-030A) is stable in :
834 x 35669 km x 0.1°

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #175 on: 06/02/2012 07:51 PM »
Odyssey platform has departed launch site.

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #176 on: 06/08/2012 03:45 AM »
There seems to be growing suspicion that the Intelsat 19 solar array was somehow damaged by the Sea Launch payload fairing separation event.  Make sure especially to read the last four paragraphs of this report.

http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_telecom/120607-is19-solar-problem-sealaunch.html

The payload fairing is Boeing hardware, correct?

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #177 on: 06/08/2012 07:48 AM »
The payload fairing is Boeing hardware, correct?

Yes.

It was really new for me: "But Celli said U.S. Air Force images of the satellite [Telstar 14] in orbit showed massive damage to the affected array, confirming that an explosion — which was picked up by Sea Launch sensors — had occurred"

I wonder what does Mr. Celli think about SES-4 issues? Explosion under Proton-M fairing? Or something else?

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #178 on: 06/08/2012 01:56 PM »
FlightGlobal offers a balanced assessment, suggesting that the cause of the problem is more uncertain given the stuck arrays on Proton flights too.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2012/06/speculation-that-intelsat-19-s.html

If the payload separation issue turns out to be a Sea Launch, or even a Proton, problem, I would have to reassess the "success/fail" calls on several launches. 

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Re: LIVE: Sea Launch - Intelsat 19 - June 1, 2012
« Reply #179 on: 06/08/2012 02:15 PM »
FlightGlobal offers a balanced assessment, suggesting that the cause of the problem is more uncertain given the stuck arrays on Proton flights too.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2012/06/speculation-that-intelsat-19-s.html

If the payload separation issue turns out to be a Sea Launch, or even a Proton, problem, I would have to reassess the "success/fail" calls on several launches. 

 - Ed Kyle

"explosion"  might be the key word no?
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