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Thread: New AMC-14 and E-3 Info
03-07-2008 07:41 AM #1
New AMC-14 and E-3 InfoBy this application, EchoStar Corporation (“EchoStar”) respectfully requests special
temporary authority (“STA”) to move its EchoStar 3 satellite from its current orbital location of
61.5° W.L. to 61.35° W.L., to temporarily operate at this location while traffic is transitioned to
the new AMC-14 satellite, and thereafter to maintain the satellite at that slot as an in-orbit spare,
pending its ultimate move to another orbital location with Commission approval. The instant
request is for a 45-day STA starting on or around April 7, 2008, or such later date as EchoStar
has started to relocate its AMC-14 satellite to 61.5° W.L. with Commission authority.
...EchoStar is currently operating two satellites at 61.5° W.L. – EchoStar 3 and EchoStar 12
(formerly Rainbow 1). EchoStar has requested authority to replace EchoStar 3 at 61.5° W.L.
with the new AMC-14 satellite, which it has leased from SES Americom. The AMC-14 satellite
is scheduled to be launched on or around March 15, 2008, and will conduct in-orbit testing at the
56.5° W.L. orbital location. EchoStar has requested special temporary authority for the launch
and in-orbit testing of AMC-14.1 ...
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03-07-2008 07:44 AM #2
Great info. Thanks!
03-07-2008 07:45 AM #3Pub Member / Supporter
I hope like hell they don't run into each other up there.
03-07-2008 07:48 AM #4
Is AMC 14 on time thus far for launch? I was reading that there were some delays with D*s new launch. Does this effect E*s launch?
03-07-2008 07:48 AM #5
You know how many miles is between each tenth of a degree? I wouldn't worry about them banging in to each other at all.Scott
03-07-2008 07:50 AM #6