Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

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Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby satandpcguy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:40 pm

Intelsat have today launched their first "Mission Extension Vehicle, or MEV" which can dock with satellites and take over propulsion.

The first test for the MEV is for the Intelsat 901 satellite, which is running low on fuel. The Intelsat 901 satellite launched in June 2001 aboard an Ariane 4 rocket for a mission originally designed to last at least 13 years. The MEV is expected to extent the life by a further 5 years.

Then, and I quote (from https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/10/08/s ... or-launch/ ) :

After testing, The MEV’s fuel-efficient, xenon-fed ion thrusters will steer the Intelsat 901 satellite toward a new operating post at 27.5 degrees west longitude.


So it looks like Intelsat 901 will be moving to 27.5 West and taking over I907s operations sometime in Jan / Feb / March 2020, just as I907s expected life span comes to an end....will need to look at 901s footprints to see what type of beam SATBACK goes onto...assuming the MEV docks fine with I901, and the tests work, and can move it to 27.5w

Beams : I901 has two "spot beams"...along with a few "wide beams"...( https://www.satbeams.com/satellites?norad=26824 ) so if Satback moves onto those Spot beams, we shall have to wait and see what their reach is...
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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby gerryh » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:47 am

Thanks for the information.
So we will have to wait and see if we can still be able get "i907" here in Spain.
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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby El Cid » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:05 am

Looking at the I901 beams, the 2 spot beams are pointed at the Caribbean. I assume they would have to stay there. On I907 the Satbak transponder is already on a spot beam centred on the UK, so it would seem likely that they would have to move to a normal beam.

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby elusive » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:49 pm

So what does this mean in English :crazy: :wtf:

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Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Postby gerryh » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:21 pm

I think it means " wait and see if you can still get i907 after the new satellite is in place"
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