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    Default NSS-8 launch slated for January 25th

    NSS-8 launch slated for January 25th
    17.01.2007

    SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Sea Launch are initiating the final preparations for the launch of the NSS-8 communications satellite. Liftoff of the sixth satellite in the SES NEW SKIES fleet is planned at the opening of a 37-minute launch window beginning at 3:22 pm Pacific Standard Time (23:22 GMT) on January 25th, 2007.

    The Odyssey Launch Platform and the Sea Launch Commander are currently sailing to the launch site at 154 degrees West Longitude on the Equator to begin launch operations. Upon arrival, the launch team will initiate a 72-hour countdown and ballast the Launch Platform 65 feet, to launch depth, performing final tests on the launch system and the satellite. On launch day, a Zenit-3SL rocket will lift the 5,920 kg (13,051 lb) spacecraft to geosynchronous transfer orbit, on its way to a final orbital location of 57 degrees East Longitude.

    The high-power, state-of-the-art NSS-8 satellite is a Boeing 702 spacecraft that carries 56 C-band and 36 Ku-band transponders designed to replace the existing NSS-703 satellite as the centerpiece of NEW SKIES’ strategic Indian Ocean contribution to SES’ global communications network. The successful launch of NSS-8 will subsequently also allow for NSS-703 to be re-deployed to the Atlantic Ocean region at 340° East, further boosting the global coverage and connectivity provided by the 40 plus strong fleet of satellites in the SES Group. NSS-8 will support a wide range of functions, including corporate communications, government and military operations, Broadband Internet services and broadcast applications.

    The satellite will provide coverage to two-thirds of the world’s po****tion, serving countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Asia. Designed for a 15-year lifespan, NSS-8 will have 18 kilowatts of total power at the beginning of life on orbit.

    Source: http://www.ses-global.com/ses-global...1_15/index.php

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    Lansarea prevazuta pentru 27 ian 23:22 GMT

    "Sea Launch is now preparing for the launch of the NSS-8 satellite on January 27, at 3:22pm PST (23:22 GMT). Our launch coverage will begin at 3:05 pm PST (23:05 GMT), 17 minutes before liftoff. Following brief remarks about the completed mission, the program will end at about 5:00 pm PST (01:00 GMT). Soon thereafter, we will transmit a Video News Release (VNR) about the mission for television stations to record and use in their news coverage.

    BROADCAST: SATELLITE TRANSMISSION AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR NSS-8.

    Information for Domestic (U.S.) Coverage:

    * Satellite: AMC-5 Ku-band digital
    * Transponder: 10 ( ten), Ch. B ( 9Mhz)
    * Orbital Slot: 79 degrees West Longitude
    * Downlink Frequency: 11979.5 MHz Horizontal
    * Data Rate: 8.448 Mb/s FEC: 3 / 4 Symbol Rate: 5.632
    * Audios: Audio channel 1 / Audio channel 2 = Program Mix ( English)
    * Standard: 525 NTSC

    Information for Europe Coverage:

    * Satellite: NSS-7 Ku band digital
    * Transponder: EUH-3
    * Orbital Slot: 338 degrees East
    * Downlink Frequency: 11098.9 Horizontal
    * Data Rate: 8.448 Mb/s
    * Symbol Rate: 5.632
    * FEC: 3 / 4 DVB-s (QPSK)
    * Audios: Channel 1 / Channel 2 = English
    * Standard: 625 PAL

    TRANSMISSION SCHEDULE: All times GMT

    * Day of Air: Saturday, January 27, 2007
    * Time: 22:30 - 01:30
    * Transmission Test: 22:30 - 23:00
    * Live Broadcast Starts: 23:05
    * Launch Window: 23:22 - 23:59
    * Live Broadcast Ends: 00:40 Jan 28 (Approx)
    * VNR Playout: 01:15 Jan 28 (Approx)
    * Goodnight: 01:30 Jan 28 (Approx)

    WEBCAST:
    Viewers around the world may view the launch of NSS-8 on our live webcast at:
    http://www.sea-launch.com/current_index_webcast.html

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    Abia astept sa-l prind... sa-l ''mananc'' cu fiecare transponder, mai ales de banda C

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    Apopo de Sea Launch . Aseara am vazut pe National Geografic la emisiunea Megastructures , tot procedeul de fabricatie al Sea Launch . o platforma facuta dintr-o fosta platforma de sondaj petrolifer , si o nava obisnuita care la momentul lansarii sta la 5 km departare de platforma (pentru evitarea unor eventuale probleme si pentru a evita vasta caldura degajata la lansare .)

    Nava a fost facuta in Scotia , platforma in Norvegia la Kvaerner , iar dupa ce platforma a fost gata , a fost transportata in Rusia pentru montarea rachetelor Zenit .




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    Lansarea s-a amanat pentru 29 ian 07 :
    http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm
    Imagini luate cu Webcamul de pe platforma de lansare The Odyssey Launch Platform (din 5 in 5 minute):
    http://www.navigon.net/sl/

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    Thumbs up Semnal bun pe Astra 1D-3A @ 23.5° East

    Semnal bun pe Astra 1D-3A @ 23.5° East

    10891 H 22000 5/6 NSS-8 Launch Capt

    "naunch of NSS8 Satellite on Januaty 29

    Begin of Live Transmissions about 23:05 CET"...

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    Spoturile pentru C BAND



    Spoturile pentru KU BAND



    Stie cineva cine a inchiriat transpondere pe acest satelit, in afara de aceeia care deja sunt la pozitia respectiva, pe vechiul NSS ?

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    51-52dbw in Romania pe spotul Europe Ku .

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    Default lansare amanata

    Lansarea a fost amanata din nou pentru maine 30 ian la aceeasi ora.

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    A explodat .....

    Sea Launch FAILURE - explodes on launch pad


    By James Lowe/Chris Bergin, 1/30/2007 3:57:22 PM
    Sea Launch's delayed Zenit-3SL, carrying the NSS-8 communications satellite for SES New Skies, has exploded on the launch pad, destroying both the vehicle and satellite. However, the Odyssey Launch Platform appears to have avoided critical damage. The explosion occurred just as the vehicle was about to lift off the pad. The rocket could be seen falling into the launch pad before a fireball engulfed the launch platform. Hi res, extended videos of the failure is available on the link below (read more).





    **Sea Launch Live Update Pages**

    **Free video of the failure from T-60 seconds to explosion** Free to all forum members (registration is free - we do not use your e-mail for spam, only to send you your forum password - which is automated). Section includes previous Sea Launch videos: Sea Launch - XM-4 - Oct 30 and Sea Launch - Koreasat 5 - Aug 22.

    Current UNCONFIRMED information:
    The Odyssey Launch Platform escaped major damage.
    Engine telemetry ended at T+3.9 seconds.
    The Zenit launch vehicle appears to have fallen through the pad (through the duct).
    Black smoke observed on the launch video (confirmed).
    Potentially a turbopump failure.

    Reaction:

    'The Sea Launch Zenit 3SL vehicle, carrying the NSS 8 satellite, experienced an anomaly today during launch operations.

    'Sea Launch will establish a Failure Review Oversight Board to determine the root cause of this anomaly,' said an official statement from Sea Launch. Further details are expected to follow.

    'SES regrets to announce the failure of the launch of NSS-8, the sixth satellite in the SES NEW SKIES fleet, onboard a Zenith-3SL launch vehicle, and the resulting total loss of the satellite,' added the satellite customer in a press release.

    'SES NEW SKIES is currently not in a position to comment on the possible causes of the mission failure and is awaiting the results of the official investigation which is in the process of being installed.

    'NSS-8 was built by Boeing, with launch services from the Odyssey Platform in the equatorial Pacific provided by Sea Launch. The spacecraft was intended to operate at SES NEW SKIES orbital position of 57 degrees East to replace the existing NS-703 satellite.

    'The launch failure of NSS-8 means that NSS-703 will now stay at 57 degrees East in order to continue to serve existing customers until at least 2009.'

    SES NEW SKIES has already initiated the construction of NSS-9 for launch in 2009 into the Pacific Ocean Region. NSS-9 is intended to free up NSS-5 which in turn will then be free to relocate to 57? to replace NSS-703.

    The NSS-8 launch failure is thus not expected to have an impact on existing customers or revenues.

    Mission Preview:


    Sea Launch, which enjoyed a highly successful 2006, are returning to action for the first time since October of last year, which saw the launch of the XM-4 broadcast satellite. Their return to action this year has suffered a number of delays over the past week due to poor weather at the launch site.

    The Boeing NSS-8 is a high-powered, state-of-the-art, Ku- and C-band satellite to be located at 57 degrees East over the Indian Ocean. It will provide coverage of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and Asia, replacing NSS-703 and bringing expanded power and coverage at this optimum and well-established orbital location.
    The spacecraft - the sixth of the NSS fleet - comprises of 92 high-powered C and Ku-band transponders. NSS-8 will be the largest and most powerful communications satellite of its kind.

    The successful launch of NSS-8 will subsequently also allow for NSS-703 to be re-deployed to the Atlantic Ocean region at 340 degrees East, further boosting the global coverage and connectivity provided by the 40-plus strong fleet of satellites in the SES Group.
    The Zenit-3SL launch vehicle will lift the 5,920 kg (13,051 lb.) NSS-8 communications satellite to an optimized geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO), on its way to a final orbital position of 57 degrees East Longitude.

    Lifting off from the Odyssey Launch Platform, a Zenit-3SL rocket will begin its ascent phase of flight. The first stage of the vehicle will separate two-and-a-half minutes after lift-off, and the protective payload fairing will be jettisoned 75 seconds later.
    About eight-and-a-half minutes into the mission, the second stage will separate from the Block DM upper stage. The engine of the Block DM will ignite for a 4-and-a-half-minute burn, after which the spacecraft will enter a coast period of 30 minutes.
    The Block DM will then ignite for a second burn, for a 7-minute duration and then separate from the spacecraft 10 minutes later, over the Indian Ocean. A ground station in Gnangara, Australia, is expected to acquire the first signal from NSS-8 in orbit, shortly after spacecraft separation.

 

 

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