What happens now to E6? (1 Viewer)

digiblur

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The more you move it around the sky the more fuel you use. Last time I checked there weren't any Exxon stations at geostationary orbit.
 

DSSJAKE

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ralfyguy said:
Are they gonna move E6 somewhere? Wouldn't it be good to move that to 129?

HI there.

This sat, and all retiring sats, will go to neverland, a place far,far away...
where old sats tell stories of better times and fart all day.

ECHO 6 farewell my friend, see ya sometime, somewhere, in this life or next...
 

ralfyguy

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They're moving AMC-16 from 85 to 118 and is apparently not a big deal. So why not kick E6 from 110 to 129? E5 is pretty much at the end of it's life anyways. Some day it'll crap out eventually, and then they gonna have to move one after all.
 

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They probably want to make sure E10 is completely stable before they remove the backup. They really need E11 up with the steerable spots up to backup both E7 and E10.
 

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