Echostar XI Tracking (1 Viewer)

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E*Dude

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Does anyone have any tracking info for Echostar XI? I don't see it shown anywhere on n2yo.com or heavens-above.com
 
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E*Dude

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I found the raw data and the Norad Identifier (33207) for Echostar XI, but no one has the graphical representation posted as yet.

ECHOSTAR 11
1 33207U 08035A 08199.13765891 -.00000050 00000-0 00000+0 0 51
2 33207 0.1943 23.9793 4696595 2.5163 33.7870 1.79490943 24

BLOCK DM-SL R/B
1 33208U 08035B 08198.69423531 -.00000018 00000-0 00000-0 0 37
2 33208 0.0131 353.5233 7118519 32.4113 357.8029 2.26112512 10
 
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John Kotches

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They're almost at 110 when I looked (111 degrees, 2 minutes). They could conceivably fire up at 110 and then move to 138.

Nah, that doesn't make much sense, really.
 

HDRoberts

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It took Directv 11 around two months to get into the correct orbit.

If they want, it can be done faster. One of the 2 sats launched by Arianespace 7/7/08 was in GEO when E11 launced a week later. The other one, though, is still in GTO. It's up to whoever is driving it. Doing it slowly is a little more fuel efficent, but I suspect Dish is in more of a hurry.
 

HDRoberts

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FYI, E11 tracking is available at Heavens Above. OBJECT A - Orbit Data If you ask me, this site give a better understanding of the current orbit, rather than just trying to show where it is now according to the TLE. Given how close it is as of last Saturday it could be in GEO by now (although I think that would warrant a fresh TLE). Or, perhaps they will wait until it drifts over closer to 138 for its final insertion.
 
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