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Echostar 6 is moving to 77 West
News - Satellites
Monday, 14 February 2011 02:18


Dish Network requested emergency move of Echostar 6 satellite to 77 West position to backup Echostar 8 that experience issues.

Predicted footprint is posted here.


Many thanks to bajasur1 for the info.





Hispasat 1E and Koreasat 6 launched successfully
News - Satellites
Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:11

December 29, 2010 – Ariane Flight 199

Lifting off from the Spaceport in French Guiana, Ariane 5 deployed HISPASAT 1E and KOREASAT 6 telecommunication satellites during a mission lasting 34 minutes marking the sixth flight of this heavy-lift workhorse in 2010.

More info:

Hispasat 1E technical details and footprints

Koreasat 6 technical details

KA-SAT - launch success
News - Satellites
Monday, 27 December 2010 12:11

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, December 27, 2010

International Launch Services (ILS), a world leader in providing launch services to the commercial space industry, successfully carried the Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite on an ILS Proton/Breeze M. The ILS Proton vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:51 a.m. local time (4:51 p.m. EST, 10:51 p.m. in Paris on December 26) and after 9 hour 12 minute mission KA-SAT satellite was succesfully released into geostationary transfer orbit.

More info:

KA-SAT technical details

GSAT-5P regretfully lost
News - Satellites
Saturday, 25 December 2010 21:26

SRIHARIKOTA, December 25, 2010

GSAT-5P/GSLV-F06 mission was regretfully lost:

More info:

Boeing to build 3 satellites for Mexico
News - Satellites
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 22:15

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system - MEXSAT, that will consist of three satellites, two ground sites, associated network operations systems and reference user terminals. MEXSAT will provide secure communications for Mexico’s national security needs, as well as enhanced coverage for the country’s civil telecommunications.


More info:


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