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    new sat launch date is July 1, 2009

    http://www.satmoz.com/forum/index.php?

    no company going bk would be launching a sat.

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    http://www.ilslaunch.com/sirius-fm-5-mission-control


    Fun,

    I believe it was the company doing the XM launch that is in financial question.... The link above if for sirius.
    Last edited by Hopeful; 06-28-2009 at 10:20 PM.

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    http://www.ilslaunch.com/sirius-fm-5-mission-control


    Fun,

    I believe it was the company doing the XM launch that is in financial question.... The link above if for sirius.
    Thanks for the link. Rescheduled launch is
    July 1, Canada Day. Fireworks for our neighbors in Canada.

    Julie

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    You're funny Julie, lets hope the fireworks stay very small!!!
    Last edited by Hopeful; 06-28-2009 at 11:01 PM.

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    Launch is slated for just over 6 hours away...

    2:45PM EDT today (June 30)
    http://www.ccistream.com/ils062909/

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    yikes, GLTA...can someone tie a (strong) string to the stock price on this rocket?

    When does it go into service?

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    What time in the US does it launch?

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    Takes a couple days for a GEO injection to get into its final orbital slot. The launch will get it pretty close - then they have to drift it into place.

    Then they'll slowly power up all systems -- checking everything thoroughly. This has to be done before Sirius can take "control" of the bird from ILS.

    Once they have control, they'll begin testing the payload thoroughly as well. From what I recall, it takes about 30-days before the satellite can go into full operation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by imromo24 View Post
    what time in the us does it launch?
    3:10pm edt

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    MEDIA ADVISORY:
    ILS PROTON TO LAUNCH SIRIUS FM-5


    June 23, 2009 (updated June 27, 2009)

    Payload:
    SIRIUS FM-5 communications satellite
    1300 Spacecraft Bus
    Separated spacecraft mass: Approx. 5820 kg

    Launch Vehicle:
    Proton M/Breeze M
    705,000 kg, including payload
    58.2 m (191 ft)

    Launch Date:
    July 01, 2009, Baikonur

    Launch Time:
    01:10 Baikonur
    19:10 GMT
    15:10 EDT

    Launch Site:
    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
    Launch Pad 39

    Launch Customer:
    SIRIUS XM Radio Inc., New York

    Satellite Manufacturer:
    Space Systems/ Loral, California

    Launch Vehicle Manufacturer:
    Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Moscow

    Launch Services Provider:
    International Launch Services, Reston, Va.

    Satellite Use:
    SIRIUS XM Radio Inc., is America's satellite radio company delivering commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather to millions of subscribers. The SIRIUS FM-5 satellite will supplement the existing fleet of SIRIUS satellites with a high-power geostationary satellite that enhances the listening experience. It will ensure SIRIUS XM’s array of audio and data services are received robustly by cars and mobile devices, improve the signal delivery to homes, and bolster the continuity of service for years to come. SIRIUS XM is installed in vehicles of every major automaker and available for sale at retailers nationwide. SIRIUS XM offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment, featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, as well as XM NavTraffic® service for GPS navigation systems, delivering real-time traffic information to markets across North America.

    Satellite Statistics:
    — 1 X-Band Receive Payload, 1 S-Band Transmit Payload
    __Orbital location: 96 degrees West Longitude
    __Anticipated service life: 15 years

    Mission Profile:
    The Proton launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, will lift off from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with the SIRIUS FM-5 satellite on board. The first three stages of the Proton will use a standard ascent profile to place the ascent unit (Breeze M upper stage and the SIRIUS FM-5 satellite) into a sub-orbital trajectory. From this point in the mission, the Breeze M will perform planned mission maneuvers to advance the ascent unit first to a circular parking orbit, then to an intermediate orbit, followed by a transfer orbit and finally to a geo-transfer orbit. Separation of the SIRIUS FM-5 satellite is scheduled to occur approximately 9 hours, 14 minutes after liftoff.

    Target Orbit at Separation:
    Apogee: 35,786 km (22,236 miles)
    Perigee: 4,207 km (2,614 miles)
    Inclination: 22.9 degrees

    Spacecraft Separation:
    Approximately 9 hours, 14 minutes after liftoff

    ILS Mission Statistics:
    __5th Proton Launch of 2009/ 3rd ILS Proton
    __52nd Proton Launch for ILS
    __4th SIRIUS XM Satellite Launched on a Proton
    __11th Space Systems/ Loral Satellite Launched on a Proton

    Live Launch Broadcast:
    Test Signals will start at 2:30 PM EDT US 30June 2009
    Live Coverage Starting at 2:49 PM EDT US 30 June 2009
    Launch is scheduled for 3:10 PM EDT US 30 June 2009
    Launch Broadcast concludes no later than 3:45 PM EDT US 30 June 2009

    In North America the broadcast may be seen on:
    SATELLITE: Galaxy 28
    TRANSPONDER: C-12
    ORBITAL POSITION: 89 Degrees West
    BANDWIDTH: 36MHz
    DOWNLINK FREQ: 3940.000 Horizontal

    In Europe the broadcast may be seen on:
    Satellite: NSS7
    Transponder: ENV8/EUH8 Channel CD
    PAL Digital
    Orbital Position: 338 Degrees East
    BANDWIDTH: 9 MHz
    UPLINK Frequency: 14483.500 MHz Vertical
    DOWNLINK Frequency: 11693.500 MHz Horizontal
    Symbolic Rate: 5.632
    FEC ¾

    In Europe, Northern Asia, and Baïkonur at the launch site the broadcast may be seen on:
    Satellite: SESAT 1
    Digital Channel: G
    Band: Ku
    Orbital Position: 36 Degrees East
    Satellite Channel: - EUTELSAT SESAT 1 "G"
    Bandwidth: 9 MHz
    Downlink Frequency: 11097.5 Horizontal
    Sym Rate: 5.632
    FEC: 3/4



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