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    Default Thor 5 launch is a Breeze


    Telenor’s fifth satellite has been successfully launched on board the Proton Breeze M in Baikonor. Thor 5 began its journey at 17.34 local time (11.34 GMT) on a crisp early evening offering temperatures of -24C. The first/second stage separation was clearly visible to onlookers from the Proton Club, fortified by copious amounts of locally produced vodka, about 8km away from launch pad 39.
    The ignition and switch off were described as ‘nominal’, meaning the satellite is well on course for a successful deployment. Cato Halsaa, CEO Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, said the launch represented a commitment towards space activities and satellite. “This is the first phase of our expansion programme, and together with Thor 6, coming next year, our capacity will be doubled.”
    Halsaa told Broadband TV News he was evaluating the options for the future use of Thor 2. In the immediate term it would be used as a back-up for 1 West before a final decision, with a number of operators interested in its purchase
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    Very hard to catch signals from this satellite in India They should put it at 80E

    Thanks for the news

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    THOR 5 current predicted position is 0.09 west:-

    Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:11:08 GMT
    Latitude: 0.09�
    Longitude: 31.53�
    Right Ascension: 23h 4m 12s
    Declination: -8� 15' 40''
    Azimuth: 140.73�
    Elevation: +21.89�
    Altitude [km]: 36560.71
    Altitude [miles]: 22667.64
    Speed [km/s]: 0.09
    Speed [miles/s]: 0.05
    Eclipsed? NO
    GEO SHAAN SE


 

 

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