Satellite fleet operator Telesat of Canada on Nov. 11 said it would purchase a Ku-/Ka-band broadband satellite, called Telstar 19 Vantage, to be stationed at 63 degrees west over Latin America now that it had secured an anchor customer in EchoStar’s Hughes Network Systems...Germantown, Maryland-based Hughes, in its own announcement, said it had agreed to lease a large portion of Telstar 19 Vantage’s Ka-band — a total of 31 gigabits per second of throughput — for 15 years, with the satellite to be launched in early 2018...Hughes said the Telesat capacity would be used for consumer broadband throughout Latin America, not just Brazil. Hughes officials have said 24 gigabits per second of throughput on Eutelsat’s satellite would serve 300,000 customers in Brazil...Ottawa-based Telesat said Telstar 19 Vantage will carry more Ka-band than has been leased by Hughes, with the additional capacity to be directed to markets in Northern Canada, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. A Ku-band payload will be aimed at high-throughput and conventional wideband markets in Brazil, the Andean region and the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Canadian telecom satellite operator Telesat plans to launch two multipurpose communications spacecraft aboard SpaceX Falcon rockets in 2018, the company disclosed this week in a quarterly earnings announcement.A spokesperson for the Ottawa-based company said the new satellites, named Telstar 18 Vantage and Telstar 19 Vantage, would fly aboard Falcon 9 rockets.
estimated end-of-life mass of 3031 kg
We've shipped the first of three advanced communications satellites scheduled to launch on the @SpaceX Falcon 9 this summer. More: http://bit.ly/2JTCqEZ
http://www.launchphotography.com/Delta_4_Atlas_5_Falcon_9_Launch_Viewing.htmlQuoteThen, a Falcon 9 will launch the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communication satellite from pad 40 on July 21 at 1:50am EDT. The launch window stretches four hours to 5:50am EDT.
Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communication satellite from pad 40 on July 21 at 1:50am EDT. The launch window stretches four hours to 5:50am EDT.
Hazard area warning issued for July 22 #SpaceX Telstar 19V mission from Launch Complex 40. Block 5 #Falcon9 will target ASDS landing. Hazard will be in effect from 2345 on 7/21 to 0645 on 7/22 (0345 to 1045 UTC).
@AstroHardin#SpaceX will be conducting a Static Fire Test of their Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 40 on CCAFS tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18th. The test is currently scheduled for 1000 - 1600 Eastern Time. 🚀
Its up ! @SpaceX #Falcon9 2nd #Block5 booster is now visible after being raised overnight at #Pad40 - ahead of todays static fire test planned for 1000-1600 ET July 18 for #Telstar19 launch NET this weekend. Credit: @ken_kremer spaceupclose.com
1215 pm : No sign of venting yet from @spacex #Falcon9 booster awaiting static fire test today
Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40% Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40% Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
2 PM ET- still no sign of venting for @SpaceX #Falcon9 hot fire test today. Currently sunny weather 100# GO. Window to 4 pm
Wind just picked up. Pop up storm. Hold on to your hat!
240 pm ET: Drastic and swift weather change . Pouring rain and thunder claps inundating cape area and #pad40 awaiting spacex hot fire test. @ken_kremer