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Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« on: 01/21/2006 11:41 AM »
EchoStar X satellite will be launched at the period from February 4 to February 10...

Current Mission: EchoStar X
http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm

"The 4333 kg (9,532 lb) EchoStar X spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, is a high-power KU Band A2100-AX satellite with a service life of 15 years on orbit. Optimized for direct broadcast applications, EchoStar X is a new-generation satellite that will enable DISH Network to deliver expanded services for distribution of direct-to-home broadcast services to its U.S. customers."

"From its equatorial launch site at 154 degrees West Longitude, a Zenit-3SL launch vehicle will lift the EchoStar X spacecraft to a high perigee geosynchronous transfer orbit for its ultimate orbital location at 110 degrees West Longitude."

"Lifting off from the Odyssey Launch Platform, the Zenit-3SL rocket will begin its ascent phase of flight. The first stage of the vehicle will separate two-and-a-half minutes after liftoff, and then the protective payload fairing will be jettisoned a minute later. Following a six-minute burn, the second stage will separate from the Block DM upper stage. The Block DM will then execute a five-minute burn and then shutdown for a 33-minute coast period. The Block DM will ignite a second time for a five-and-a-half minute burn. After another coast lasting nearly 10 minutes, the Block DM will separate from the spacecraft, above the East Coast of Africa."

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #1 on: 01/21/2006 03:42 PM »
Very nice. We'll cover this (Sea Launch are very good!)

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #2 on: 01/22/2006 04:56 PM »
thanks for the info

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #3 on: 01/25/2006 04:08 PM »
MCC-M expert told me today that EchoStar X satellite will be launched at 23:35 UTC on February 7... :)

All photos from Sea Launch website...

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #4 on: 01/26/2006 01:18 AM »
Keeping my fingers crossed!

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #5 on: 01/26/2006 04:38 AM »
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vt_hokie - 25/1/2006  9:18 PM

Keeping my fingers crossed!


for FTA? or the Launch?

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #6 on: 01/26/2006 06:54 PM »
EchoStar X launch is postponed till February 8 (again at the same time 23:35 UTC) :)

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #7 on: 01/27/2006 05:03 PM »
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anik - 26/1/2006  2:54 PM

EchoStar X launch is postponed till February 8 (again at the same time 23:35 UTC) :)

Feb 8th will be a fun day then.... SpaceX and Sea Launch windows start within an hour of each other (SpaceX launch time is 00:30 Feb 9th UTC).

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #8 on: 01/27/2006 09:29 PM »
I love the look of the Zenit.

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #9 on: 01/29/2006 01:00 PM »
The Odyssey launch platform with Zenit-3SL rocket and Echostar X satellite should arrive in the launch area on February 4...

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #10 on: 01/29/2006 03:39 PM »
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Chris Bergin - 21/1/2006  11:42 AM

Very nice. We'll cover this (Sea Launch are very good!)

http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm
"Sea Launch will carry live coverage of this mission by satellite, as well as streaming video on this website."

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #11 on: 01/31/2006 08:06 PM »

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #12 on: 02/08/2006 06:29 PM »
Bump, we'll cover this live.

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #13 on: 02/08/2006 09:43 PM »
T-1:00 hr.


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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #14 on: 02/08/2006 10:20 PM »
Live coverage here: http://www.sea-launch.com/current_index_webcast.html
Starts at 2315 UTC(6:15 pm EST)
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #15 on: 02/08/2006 10:35 PM »
T-10 minutes and counting.

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #16 on: 02/08/2006 10:40 PM »
Looks like it wont happen today :(

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #17 on: 02/08/2006 10:42 PM »
Potential rocketcam on the launch too. Shame, as it's saying "Thanks was watching the event". Oh well, looks like it's off.

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #18 on: 02/08/2006 10:45 PM »
It's on a hold. No more info, waiting to see if the countdown will restart.

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RE: Sea Launch - EchoStar X
« Reply #19 on: 02/08/2006 10:45 PM »
Dig that funky jazz music :)

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