Echostar 15 launch update (1 Viewer)

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Voyager6

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What's the latest on Echostar 15? Is all going well? Where are we in it's timeline for being on-line and broadcasting?
I don't know about other members here, but watching the launch and seeing some background on these satellites I fine truly amazing! Maybe 'cause I'm a child of the '60s, but I'd always been fascinated by what we can do in space travel, satellites, etc.:D

Ghpr13:)

According to digiblur, in-orbit testing has begun on E-15. 8/3 is the date to start watching the TP's at 61.5.
 
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Yes616

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According to digiblur, in-orbit testing has begun on E-15. 8/3 is the date to start watching the TP's at 61.5.

Question for those in the know. Are there certain tp's we should take special notice of? I stared at each tp for about 15 seconds and I am showing the range on the signal meter.

Liberty, NY 7/27 Clear skies

TP Signal *Spotbeam / Noted where signal was locked but sat name did not come up.
01 75 - 80 *
02 37 - 41
03 0
04 48 - 53
05 75 - 76 (Locked - Name Not Aquired!)
06 0
07 80 - 82 *
08 49 - 53
09 0
10 41 - 45
11 0
12 0
13 71 - 75 (Locked - Name Not Aquired!)
14 62 - 65
15 78 - 82 *
16 0
17 0
18 0
19 50 - 52
20 45 - 46
21 44 - 45
22 43 - 45
23 44 - 46 (Locked - Name Not Aquired!)
24 53 - 56
25 45 - 48
26 0
27 45 - 46
28 43 - 44 (Locked - Name Not Aquired!)
29 50 - 53
30 45 - 46
31 43 - 46
32 0
 

digiblur

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Jun 8, 2005
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A handful of TP's will transition on 8/3 early in the morning (watch for Off Air in the guide). And another on 8/5. I was told this a week or two ago...schedules might change.
 

fredp

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Apr 10, 2008
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Williston, Vermont
Burlington, VT. Sunny(87) 4:15PM, 622, EA (61.5/72.7/77)

tp 01 37 spotbeam
tp 02 29
tp 03 0
tp 04 46
tp 05 97 spotbeam
tp 06 0
tp 07 46 spotbeam
tp 08 50
tp 09 73 spotbeam
tp 10 32
tp 11 61 spotbeam
tp 12 0
tp 13 68 spotbeam
tp 14 56
tp 15 44 spotbeam
tp 16 0
tp 17 0
tp 18 0
tp 19 47
tp 20 41
tp 21 40
tp 22 33
tp 23 0
tp 24 52
tp 25 36
tp 26 0
tp 27 38
tp 28 0
tp 29 43
tp 30 35
tp 31 38
tp 32 0
 

jacobm69

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Dec 3, 2006
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Kent County, Delaware
Delmar, Delaware - Sunny and Clear, VIP622, 1000.4 + 119

tp 01 10
tp 02 32
tp 03 11 Spotbeam
tp 04 53
tp 05 59 Spotbeam
tp 06 0
tp 07 64 Spotbeam
tp 08 37
tp 09 66 Spotbeam
tp 10 33
tp 11 62 Spotbeam
tp 12 0
tp 13 52 Spotbeam
tp 14 55
tp 15 15 Spotbeam
tp 16 0
tp 17 0
tp 18 0
tp 19 32
tp 20 28
tp 21 30
tp 22 35
tp 23 37
tp 24 32
tp 25 43
tp 26 0
tp 27 37
tp 28 30
tp 29 36
tp 30 37
tp 31 37
tp 32 0
 
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Asterix

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Do somebody (maybe Scott) know what kind of programming Echostar 15 will carry? I thought it would be mostly HD. But then I saw this info from Dish:

July 28, 2010
Dear DISH Network® Retailer,
In an effort to help us simplify our installations and launch more HD content, earlier this year we began preparations for
migrating HD “core programming,” HD premium movie programming, HD Pay-Per-View (PPV) and HD Video On Demand (VOD) content from the 61.5° orbital location to the 129° and 72.7° orbital locations. This HD content is currently being simulcast from all three of these orbital locations.

What does this mean? What do they plan to transmit from 61.5º then?
 

mooneye14

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HD Locals, RSNs, possibly some internationals still.


Do somebody (maybe Scott) know what kind of programming Echostar 15 will carry? I thought it would be mostly HD. But then I saw this info from Dish:

July 28, 2010
Dear DISH Network® Retailer,
In an effort to help us simplify our installations and launch more HD content, earlier this year we began preparations for
migrating HD “core programming,” HD premium movie programming, HD Pay-Per-View (PPV) and HD Video On Demand (VOD) content from the 61.5° orbital location to the 129° and 72.7° orbital locations. This HD content is currently being simulcast from all three of these orbital locations.

What does this mean? What do they plan to transmit from 61.5º then?
 

harshness

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May 5, 2007
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Do somebody (maybe Scott) know what kind of programming Echostar 15 will carry?
National programming only. Could be SD or could be HD.

I suspicion that they might temporarily mirror some of the EA CONUS stuff to patch things up with the 61.5W wing dish people until they can get them converted to EA.
 

TexasTornado

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May 29, 2010
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The EA is still a work in progress. Echo 16 is about a year away and I think it is also intended for 61.5 with a ton of spot beam capability. I think we will just have to wait and see what happens. It may take another year or so to see what the completed EA will look like.
 
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Matt9876

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Sep 19, 2007
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I like all this talk about adding 2 additional new birds to the eastern arc,I plan to be connected to Dishnetworks EA for the foreseeable future,The new high powered E15 bird should go online any day now at 61.5

I've been on the eastern arc for 6 months now and the service has been for the most part excellent,looking forward to the extra power and capacity.:)
 

digiblur

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Jun 8, 2005
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Louisiana
Remember..... tonight is the night the first phase of transponders are supposed to go to E15. Anyone notice any Off Air's scheduled for tonight?
 

manteca

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Jan 24, 2007
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--- i noticed some HD channels and other international channels that are scheduled to go off-air from 3:00AM to 4:00AM tonight - some are NTGEO (9429), A&E (9419), ESPN2 (9425), etc ---
 

whatchel1

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Sep 30, 2006
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Great High Plains
All that I'm seeing.

Max-E, HGTV, FOOD, TOON, Starz, CNN, Travel, The Weather Channel, CNBC, ESPN2, NFL, Universal, Nat Geo, A&E, MGM, SHO Comedy, Action Max, TBS, & History. These are all that I'm seeing in the All Chan menu and they are all the HD versions.
 
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