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Old 05-03-2012, 10:28 PM
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Default Hughesnet Juipter 1(echostar 17) launch date set

Jupiter 1(echostar 17) launch date is: change to: July 5 2012. Expect service about 2 to 5 months after launch.

https://secure.dslreports.com/forum/...-date-time-set

editing: launch moved to late June due to some issue(solar panel deployment issue on another satellite on may 31, that caused an insurance claim due to a failure of one panel assembly to properly deploy, due to a loose wire that then broke during deployment).
http://www.spacenews.com/satellite_t...nch-delay.html
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The launch of the EchoStar 17 Ka-band broadband satellite, formerly called Jupiter, has been delayed for an undetermined amount of time to give manufacturer Space Systems/Loral time to make last-minute checks on the spacecraft, industry officials said.
Predicted beam map: http://www.satbeams.com/satellites?id=2497

Last edited by buttitchi : 06-14-2012 at 05:32 PM. Reason: adding info
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