Author Topic: Ariane 5 Flight VA230 - Echostar 18 & BRISAT - June 18, 2016  (Read 68549 times)

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Altitude 3,422 kilometers, downrange distance 14,090 kilometers, velocity 7.39 kilometers per second.
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Three minutes away from BRISat sep. Attitude nominal.
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Three mins to go.
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One minute from BRISat sep. Second stage spin up should start soon.
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BRISat separation confirmed! Congrats to Arianespace, EchoStar, and BRI for the launch of the EchoStar 18 and BRISat spacecrafts.

Chris, it was an honor to participate in the coverage of this launch.
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BRIsat S/C Sep!
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Arianespace webcast will end momentarily.
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We're not going to see the graphic, they prefer to show happy customers.

Thanks to all, especially Long Drive for the coverage!
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Arianespace webcast will end momentarily.
But, they have the post-launch speeches to attend to first!

EDIT: Speeches finished a little after 7:40 pm Kourou time.

Did Mr. Israel mis-speak?  In his closing speech, I thought I heard him welcome everyone back for the next launch, in August, of Intelsats 33e and 36.

Isn't there the Ariane launch in late July of Superbird 8 and GSAT-18?
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Arianespace webcast will end momentarily.
But, they have the post-launch speeches to attend to first!

EDIT: Speeches finished a little after 7:40 pm Kourou time.

Did Mr. Israel mis-speak?  In his closing speech, I thought I heard him welcome everyone back for the next launch, in August, of Intelsats 33e and 36.

Isn't there the Ariane launch in late July of Superbird 8 and GSAT-18?

Yes. July 26, 2016. VA-231 will launch the Superbird 8 and GSat 18 spacecrafts.
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Arianespace webcast will end momentarily.
But, they have the post-launch speeches to attend to first!

EDIT: Speeches finished a little after 7:40 pm Kourou time.

Did Mr. Israel mis-speak?  In his closing speech, I thought I heard him welcome everyone back for the next launch, in August, of Intelsats 33e and 36.

Isn't there the Ariane launch in late July of Superbird 8 and GSAT-18?

Yes. July 26, 2016. VA-231 will launch the Superbird 8 and GSat 18 spacecrafts.

But Superbird-8 replaced DSN-1 as it was damaged during transit. May be Superbird-8 can not make the date?
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Arianespace webcast will end momentarily.
But, they have the post-launch speeches to attend to first!

EDIT: Speeches finished a little after 7:40 pm Kourou time.

Did Mr. Israel mis-speak?  In his closing speech, I thought I heard him welcome everyone back for the next launch, in August, of Intelsats 33e and 36.

Isn't there the Ariane launch in late July of Superbird 8 and GSAT-18?

Yes. July 26, 2016. VA-231 will launch the Superbird 8 and GSat 18 spacecrafts.

But Superbird-8 replaced DSN-1 as it was damaged during transit. May be Superbird-8 can not make the date?

We'll wait and see, Ohsin.
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Congrats to all!   8)

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http://www.csgpreparationlancement.com/ is citing next launch as VA232 under "Save the Date"

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Prochain lancement : Le 24 août 2016
Vol Ariane 232 - Les satellites INTELSAT 33E et 36.
Décollage prévu à 17h30 (heure de Guyane).
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There may be a bunch of you who were thinking, "longdrivechampion102, how did you figure out the sunset time in Kourou?" To clarify this hypothetical concern, go to http://www.sunrisesunset.com/custom.asp and enter the coordinates for CSG along with the correct month and year to view a calendar listing the actual sunrises and sunsets.
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what the tle of Echostar 18 & BRISAT ?

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what the tle of Echostar 18 & BRISAT ?


Catalog numbers 41591 and 41592, don't know which is which yet.

By the way, a nitpick to Chris's article - I think Kupon was the first banking satellite.
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2 objects have been cataloged by USSTRATCOM

2016-039A/41591 in 246 x 35673 km x 5.86°
2016-039B/41592 in 263 x 35758 km x 5.97°

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