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    Default INSAT-4B Ready for Launch on March 11, 2007

    http://www.isro.org/pressrelease/Mar08_2007.htm
    Poate reusim sa vedem macar lansarea, deoarece la 93.5 grd E va fi greu de vazut satelitul!

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    Lansarea va avea loc in noaptea asta (10-11 martie):

    "Launch window:
    GMT: Between 10:25pm and 10:58pm on March 10, 2007.
    PARIS: Between 11:25pm and 11:58pm on March 10, 2007.
    BANGALORE: Between 03:55am and 04:28am on March 11, 2007.
    WASHINGTON: Between 05:25pm and 05:58pm on March 10, 2007.
    KOUROU: Between 07:25pm and 07:58pm on March 10, 2007."

    http://www.videocorner.tv/index.php?langue=en

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    Urmarim , urmarim , mersi de link .

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    Au abandonat lansarea azi . Mai incearca si maine .....

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    Arianespace Flight SKYNET 5A – INSAT 4B: Launch postponed

    Kourou, March 10, 2007 – During the final chronology for the launch, an
    anomaly appeared on a ground equipment.
    Arianespace has decided to postpone the launch for 24 hours.

    The lift off is now schedule on the night of March 11 to 12, as soon as
    possible within the following launch window: between 10:03 pm and 10:58
    pm (GMT) – between 7:03 pm and 7:58pm, Kourou time.

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    Arianespace Vol SKYNET 5A – INSAT 4B : report du lancement

    A la suite d’une anomalie constatée lors de la chronologie finale de
    lancement, Arianespace a décidé de reporter le lancement Skynet 5A –
    Insat 4B de 24 heures.

    Le décollage est prévu dans la nuit du 11 au 12 mars le plus tôt
    possible ŕ l’intérieur de la fenętre suivante : de 22h03 ŕ 22h58 en TU, soit
    de 19h03 ŕ 19h58 heure de Kourou.

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    Direct pe satelit:
    Atlantic Bird 3
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    12543 H 27500

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    MPEG2 Crypte , mooo

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    Scuze, nici nu am observat ca e criptat, deoarece mergea OK!
    Am inregistrat tot!


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    First Ariane 5 launch of 2007
    12 March 2007


    On 11 March 2007, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two satellites into geostationary transfer orbits.

    Lift-off of flight V175 took place at 22:03 GMT/UTC (19:03 local time, 23:03 CET/Paris). The satellites were accurately injected into the correct transfer orbits about 30 minutes later.
    The payload comprised Skynet 5A, a secure telecommunications satellite for the British armed forces, and Insat 4B, which will provide fixed television and telecommunications services for the Indian subcontinent.

    Flight timeline

    The Ariane 5’s cryogenic, liquid fuelled, main engine was ignited first. Seven seconds later, the solid fuel rocket boosters were also fired, and a fraction of a second after that, the launch vehicle lifted off.

    The solid boosters were jettisoned 2min:19sec after main engine ignition, and the fairing protecting the payload during the climb through the Earth’s atmosphere was discarded at 3min:16sec. The launcher’s main engine was shut down at 8min:58sec and the main cryogenic stage separated from the upper stage and its payload just over nine minutes into the flight.






    Four seconds after main stage separation, the engine of the launcher’s cryogenic upper stage was ignited to continue the journey. The upper stage engine was shut down at 24min:47sec into the flight, at which point the launch vehicle was travelling at over 9330 metres per second (nearly 33 600 km/h) at an altitude of 678.8 kilometres and the conditions for geostationary transfer orbit injection had been achieved.

    The provisional orbital parameters at injection were:

    perigee: 249.8 km (target 250.0 km ±3.0 km)
    apogee: 35 952 km (target 35 970km ±160 km)
    inclination: 4.5° (target 4.5° ±0.06°)
    At 26min:40sec after main engine ignition, Skynet 5A separated from the launcher, followed by Insat 4B at 31min:02sec.


    Ariane 5 ECA

    Ariane 5 ECA is the latest version of the Ariane 5 launcher. It is designed to place payloads weighing up to 9.6 tonnes into geostationary transfer orbit. With its increased capacity Ariane 5 ECA can handle dual launches of very large satellites.

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    First Ariane 5 launch of 2007
    12 March 2007


    On 11 March 2007, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two satellites into geostationary transfer orbits.

    Lift-off of flight V175 took place at 22:03 GMT/UTC (19:03 local time, 23:03 CET/Paris). The satellites were accurately injected into the correct transfer orbits about 30 minutes later.
    The payload comprised Skynet 5A, a secure telecommunications satellite for the British armed forces, and Insat 4B, which will provide fixed television and telecommunications services for the Indian subcontinent.

    Flight timeline

    The Ariane 5’s cryogenic, liquid fuelled, main engine was ignited first. Seven seconds later, the solid fuel rocket boosters were also fired, and a fraction of a second after that, the launch vehicle lifted off.

    The solid boosters were jettisoned 2min:19sec after main engine ignition, and the fairing protecting the payload during the climb through the Earth’s atmosphere was discarded at 3min:16sec. The launcher’s main engine was shut down at 8min:58sec and the main cryogenic stage separated from the upper stage and its payload just over nine minutes into the flight.

    Four seconds after main stage separation, the engine of the launcher’s cryogenic upper stage was ignited to continue the journey. The upper stage engine was shut down at 24min:47sec into the flight, at which point the launch vehicle was travelling at over 9330 metres per second (nearly 33 600 km/h) at an altitude of 678.8 kilometres and the conditions for geostationary transfer orbit injection had been achieved.

    The provisional orbital parameters at injection were:

    perigee: 249.8 km (target 250.0 km ±3.0 km)
    apogee: 35 952 km (target 35 970km ±160 km)
    inclination: 4.5° (target 4.5° ±0.06°)
    At 26min:40sec after main engine ignition, Skynet 5A separated from the launcher, followed by Insat 4B at 31min:02sec.


    Ariane 5 ECA

    Ariane 5 ECA is the latest version of the Ariane 5 launcher. It is designed to place payloads weighing up to 9.6 tonnes into geostationary transfer orbit. With its increased capacity Ariane 5 ECA can handle dual launches of very large satellites.

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    Default SES Astra scheduled to launch Astra 1L on 3 May 2007

    SES Astra scheduled to launch Astra 1L on 3 May 2007
    Wednesday, March 14th, 2007


    SES Astra announced today that the launch of its new satellite Astra 1L onboard an Ariane 5 rocket is scheduled for 3 May 2007 from the launch site of Kourou, French Guiana. Astra 1L is the 9th Astra satellite launched with Arianespace and the 3rd Astra satellite launched with an Ariane 5 rocket.

    Astra 1L is an A2100 AXS type of satellite built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS). It will join the Astra satellites currently co-positioned at 19.2° East to operate as a replacement satellite for existing capacity and to strengthen Astra’s redundancy and customer security scheme.

    (Source: SES Astra)

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    Default China to launch new direct broadcast satellite

    China to launch new direct broadcast satellite
    Friday, March 16th, 2007


    China will launch a new direct broadcast satellite later this year after its predecessor, Sinosat-2, suffered a fatal technical failure in space one month after its launch. Chinasat-9 is scheduled to be launched in September or October, said Du Baichuan, deputy director of the science and technology sector of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. Du gave no specific timetable for the launch.

    The France-made Chinasat-9 is capable of covering almost all of China, making it possible for at least 98 percent of the population to receive satellite television using small dishes. Chinasat-9 was originally planned to complement Sinosat-2 as mutual back up to form China’s first-generation direct broadcast satellite system. SinoSat-2, China’s first direct-to-home satellite was launched last year. But it failed to deploy its solar panels and communication antennae and was deemed inoperable.

    China has 12.6 million digital TV subscribers and a total of 400 million television sets, suggesting a huge potential market for satellite TV.

    (Source: Xinhua)

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    Indian satellite deployed in final orbit
    Friday, March 16th, 2007


    An Indian satellite designed to boost television and communication services was today nudged into its final orbit, the national space agency said. “The satellite is now in the top orbit. Everthing is fine,” S Krishnamurthy, spokesman for the Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), told AFP.

    The 3,025-kilogram (6,655-pound) INSAT-4B was launched by Arianespace’s Ariane-5 rocket from French Guiana on Monday after a day’s delay caused by a technical glitch. The Indian-built satellite was placed in the final orbit at a height of 36,000 kilometres (22,500 miles) above the equator by scientists at the Master Control Facility in the southern Indian city of Hasan.

    On Tuesday, the satellite had been sent into its “intermediate orbit” at a height of between 14,000 and 15,000 kilometres above the equator. The satellite is equipped with 24 transponders designed to beam television programmes directly to households using mini-dish antennas in the country of 1.1 billion people.

    All transponders on the satellite were fully booked before launch, the Press Trust of India reported this month, enabling the Indian space agency to earn 12.5 billion rupees ($282 million) in revenue and more than cover the 2.25 billion rupees it paid Arianespace for the launch.

    The satellite, which has a life of 12 years, cost 2.1 billion rupees to develop and has been insured for 600 million rupees. Launched in 1983, INSAT is the largest domestic communication satellite system in the Asia-Pacific region, with nine satellites in operation equipped with 175 communication transponders. The satellites provide services in telecommunication, television broadcasting and meteorology including disaster warning.

    (Source: AFP)

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    Default Demoflight 2 Update

    DEMOFLIGHT 2 UPDATE
    16 March 2007

    Posted March 16, 2007


    At present, it appears that we are on track for a launch next week, possibly as soon as Monday. We had a very successful static fire yesterday that proceeded smoothly with no aborts.

    Our initial review of the data showed that the rocket functioned almost perfectly. The only remaining concern is that the GPS portion of the guidance system showed an anomaly about 15 minutes *after* the static fire. Falcon 1 is designed to achieve its target orbit purely on inertial navigation, so the GPS, while helpful for improving orbit inseration accuracy, is not flight critical.

    We are carefully analyzing the GPS and, more importantly, are making sure that the GPS problem does not hint at some larger issue. I will send out an update on Sunday confirming what day we will have our first countdown attempt. In the meantime, here are two videos of the static fire, one from a medium distance camera and one from a high speed close up camera. There will be a total of 12 cameras looking at the rocket on launch day, including two thermal imaging and two vehicle cams, so no shortage visual data.

    I know it has been a year since our last launch and some people are wondering if launch 3 will also be a year away if something goes wrong this time. The answer is definitely no. The reason it took us a year is that the vehicle on the pad and the ground support equipment have hundreds of robustness upgrades -- this is really Falcon 1 version 2.

    There is nothing significant that we can think of to improve the vehicles under construction for the Dept of Defense and Malaysian satellite launches later this year. Therefore, no matter what happens, I do not expect there to be a significant delay in their approximate end of summer and mid fall launch dates.

    On a separate note, we have made tremendous progress with the Falcon 9 development and I'm way overdue in posting a big update on progress. Should have that out sometime next month. Between ramping up for NASA COTS and the F1 launch, time has been a little tight around here

    (Source: http://www.spacex.com/updates.php#de...aunch_update_7 )

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    Default Sea Launch explosion "caused by engine failure"

    Sea Launch explosion "caused by engine failure"

    MOSCOW, March 13 (RIA Novosti) - An unsuccessful rocket launch under the Sea Launch project in late January was caused by engine failure, the press secretary of Russia's federal space agency said Tuesday.

    A Sea Launch Zenit-3SL rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite exploded shortly after liftoff from an oceangoing platform in the Pacific on January 31.

    "The intergovernmental commission comprising representatives of Ukrainian and Russian organizations - the developers of the Zenit-3SL carrier rocket ... has completed its work. It has established that the engine failed after a metal particle accidentally went into the engine's pump," Igor Panarin said.

    Panarin said the commission has proposed recommendations whose implementation will provide for the continued use of Zenit-3SL carrier rockets.

    Viktor Remishevsky, deputy head of Russia's federal space agency Roskosmos, earlier said rocket launches under the Sea Launch project would resume in 2007, adding that the Odyssey platform had suffered only minor damage.

    Established in 1995, the Sea Launch consortium is owned by Boeing, Kvaerner ASA of Oslo, Norway, and SDO Yuzhnoye/PO Yuzhmash of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, and RSC-Energia of Moscow.

    The company launches its vehicles from the equator, which allows rockets to carry heavier payloads than they could from other locations due to the physics of the Earth's rotation.

    (RIA Novosti)

 

 

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