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Offline YzeStudent

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #75 on: 07/18/2008 03:06 PM »
In 2007 the contract for launch in 2008 Sicral-1B satellite was signed by Sea Launch as this mission is not compatible with Ariane-5 double launch capabilities in some points. Is it still valid in Zenit manifest?

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #76 on: 07/21/2008 03:45 PM »
In 2007 the contract for launch in 2008 Sicral-1B satellite was signed by Sea Launch as this mission is not compatible with Ariane-5 double launch capabilities in some points. Is it still valid in Zenit manifest?

In the July 14th print edition of SpaceNews, there is an overview on the Sea Launch situation after the replacement of Rob Peckham by former CFO Kjell Karlsen. According to this, Sea Launch plans two more launches in 2008, putting "Galaxy 19" and "Sicral 1B" into orbit. Next year, only two Sea Launch misions are planned due to supply-chain issues and the planned overhaul of the commander ship, which takes two months.

Concerning Land Launch, two more missions are plannes in 2008 and three in 2009. The article does not state individual payload assignments.

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #77 on: 08/04/2008 10:02 AM »
Accordding to http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp

February launch with Eutelsat W2A is moved to January 2009.

SL-38 mission is shown in July 2009. Probably Eutelsat W7 will be launched on that mission.

2008

Date Satellite(s) Zenit type Organization Time (UTC)
August 21 Measat-3A 3SLB LL 22:44
September Galaxy 19 3SL SL
4Q - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL
4Q (TBD) Telstar 11N 3SLB LL (or 2009)


2009

Date Satellite(s) Zenit type Organization Time (UTC)
January Eutelsat W2A 3SL SL
2Q Asiasat 5 3SLB LL
2Q Intelsat 15 3SLB LL
July Eutelsat W7 3SL SL
3Q AMC 1R 3SLB LL
TBD XM 5 3SL SL

2010
Date Satellite(s) Zenit type Organization Time (UTC)
1Q Intelsat 16 3SLB LL
3Q MSV 2 3SL SL

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #78 on: 08/05/2008 04:48 PM »
It looks like Sea Launch has 2 or 3 empty positions for launch in 2009. Which birds may be launched on these seats? Are there any predictions?

Land Launch has 3 planned launches for 2009 and I think this is the max. number for LL.

Directv 12 has been confirmed by the company as being planned for launch in "late 2009" but no launch provider has yet been publicly announced.  It is a virtual triplet of D10 (launched by a Proton M/Briz M in summer 2007) and D11 (launched by Sea-Launch this past March).  Given that Protons appear to be pretty busy for the next year or so and Sea-Launch may have some slots available, I'd suspect that D12 is at least a candidate for whatever openings Sea-Launch may have or be able to create in their schedule.

EDITED TO ADD:  I have also found out that at the time Directv contracted with Sea-Launch in 2005 to launch what turned out to be Directv 11, the contract had an option for a second launch.  I suspect this will be invoked for D12 but have not seen that confirmed.
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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #79 on: 08/07/2008 09:57 AM »
Galaxy-19 tentative launch date is September 16.

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #80 on: 08/16/2008 09:37 AM »
Measat 3A launch postponed. It may be launched in the end of this year.

AMC 5R satellite is switched to Zenit3SLB, it is now scheduled for 2nd half of 2009.

MSDB Honeywell informs a new launch(SL-40) for Sea Launch in December 2009. (Is it for DirecTV-12?) http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php

2008
Date Satellite(s) Zenit type Organization Time (UTC)
16 September Galaxy 19 3SL SL
end 2008 Measat-3A 3SLB LL
4Q - Sicral 1B - 3SL - SL


2009
Date Satellite(s) Zenit type Organization Time (UTC)
January Eutelsat W2A 3SL SL
February Telstar 11N 3SLB LL
2Q Asiasat 5 3SLB LL
2Q Intelsat 15 3SLB LL
July Eutelsat W7 3SL SL
2H AMC 5R 3SLB LL
TBD XM 5 3SL SL

2010
Date Satellite(s) Zenit type Organization Time (UTC)
1Q Intelsat 16 3SLB LL
3Q MSV 2 3SL SL
« Last Edit: 08/16/2008 08:32 PM by SNS »

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #81 on: 08/18/2008 01:52 PM »
Does the MSDB site list all Sea Launches?  If so, there are only 4 between now and the end of 2009 and 5 are listed in your schedule. 
September - Galaxy 19
January - Sicral or W2A?
July - W2A or W7?
December - XM5

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #82 on: 08/18/2008 02:51 PM »
Does the MSDB site list all Sea Launches?  If so, there are only 4 between now and the end of 2009 and 5 are listed in your schedule. 
September - Galaxy 19
January - Sicral or W2A?
July - W2A or W7?
December - XM5

I think Sicral 1B launch is a bit mysterious. There is no clear info about it. It should be launched around November as suggested Mighty-T on his message.
Eutelsat W2A will be launched in the beginnig of 2009.
Eutelsat W7 launch is certain to be in July 2009.
XM-5 is ground spare and may be launched in 2009 or 2010. Sea Launch may position new satellite for the launch in the end of 2009. DirecTV 12 also has option for launch with Zenit 3.

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #83 on: 08/24/2008 08:45 PM »
Intelsat 17 is the newest payload of Zenit3SL. It may be launched in 2010 or 2011.

Source: http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #84 on: 08/29/2008 03:37 PM »
Intelsat 17 is the newest payload of Zenit3SL. It may be launched in 2010 or 2011.

Source: http://www.intelsat.com/network/satellite/scheduled-launch.asp

Info about the Zenit3SL launch is removed. Interesting ???

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #85 on: 09/03/2008 10:21 AM »
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #86 on: 09/03/2008 10:53 AM »
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html

Certainly not correct as Zenit-2 can only launch to LEO (also E-14 is far to heavy for Zenit-3SLB, the only other commercial Zenit launching from Baikonur)

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #87 on: 09/03/2008 12:34 PM »
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html

Certainly not correct as Zenit-2 can only launch to LEO (also E-14 is far to heavy for Zenit-3SLB, the only other commercial Zenit launching from Baikonur)

Here is the answer of Lyngsat webmaster:

I don't know the weight, but the launcher should actually be Zenit 2SB60(!), not Zenit 3 as I had written.

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #88 on: 09/03/2008 12:53 PM »
Could it be a Zenit-2/Fregat?

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Re: Sea/Land Launch schedule
« Reply #89 on: 09/03/2008 12:54 PM »
EchoStar 14 is reported to be launched with Zenit-2 during second half of 2009.

Source: http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/Baikonur.html

Certainly not correct as Zenit-2 can only launch to LEO (also E-14 is far to heavy for Zenit-3SLB, the only other commercial Zenit launching from Baikonur)

Here is the answer of Lyngsat webmaster:

I don't know the weight, but the launcher should actually be Zenit 2SB60(!), not Zenit 3 as I had written.

Zenit 2SB60 is the 1st and 2nd stage of the land launch Zenit-3SLB, not a launch vehicle on its own. And Echostar-XV is a 5.5 - 6 ton class satellite, far too heavy for the Z-3SLB.

Perhaps Echostar-XV will be launched on a Sea Launch Zenit-3SL, but this is speculation so far.

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