Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sirius' Geostationary Satellite Launch Details

A few more details about the launch became available. The construction start date for the satellite is given as May 31, 2006, which we can assume has already started. The completion date is given as September 1, 2008. In the other document, it was given as 4Q 2008. Perhaps they were giving themselves a little margin. The launch date is given between October 1, 2008 and December 1, 2008. The estimated date of placement into service is February 15, 2009.

The "Reason for orbital location selection" was:

This oribital location provides high elevation angles to all of CONUS, which is very important fo the link between the satellite and the user terminals in the CONUS. The high elevation anlge minimizes the risk of signal blockage due to buildings and foliage.

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4 comments:

tim wallick said...

you may find some interesting info under select satellite radio the joint venture with sirius and xmsr it speaks of monitors, tvs audio and signals portable and mobile

Mars Gradivus said...

Do you have a website or other link to information on this?

tim said...

its a trademark app filed as (1b)for the joint venture,which would as i understand indicate use in the mentioned product areas listed

Serial Number: 78871255
Filing Date: 04/27/2006

Jeff (SATMOJ) said...

Excuse me.... but .. I am a bit confused. Sisirus claimed the "high Angle" of the in orbit sats would provide better reception in the concrete jungle seeminly to put down XM's Stationary Sats. Now they want a stationary Sat and they claim it has a "High Elevation Angle"? A geostationary Orbit is a specific distance from the earth. How is this any different that XM's?