A Visiting American Bird ?...

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Anyone know where she's off to ..?
According to Lyngast ..currently in the mid 50s west ..
and heading East ...
DirecTv 1R
rgds
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According to wiki leased to Russia as backup to Bonum 1 at 56E

-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirecTV_satellite_fleet

Both Bonum1 & Direct TV 1R will be binned once the forthcoming AT bird is up and running
 

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DTV-1R tracking link:

-http://www.n2yo.com/?s=25937
 

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It was the first bird to be launched by Sea launch from a floating platform out at sea :eek: launched October 9, 1999.

The attached pdf will explain everything as to why its going east :D
 

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The planned location was slightly changed to 55.8 East: _http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=966099
It should arrive around 17 December with the present speed.
Indeed it's planned there only for a short while, Bonum 1 has almost 1 degree inclination which is getting too much without following the satellite. But DirecTV already now has 0.4 degree inclination.
BTW, this info is also in my satellite list: _http://members.ziggo.nl/hvdh16/Sats/Sats.htm
 

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The predicted coverage area of DTV-1R at 56E
 

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Vipersan

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Thanks for all the inf guys ..
Just me being nosey I guess...
Only spotted her today ...and anything crossing the arc from the US grabs my attention.
rgds
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I make this the 5th ex Yankee bird in our skies!

DirecTV 1-R - to be 56E ish
AMC-14 - which never made it into US service due to a botched launch - 34.7E
Galaxy 26 - 50E
AMC-2 - out of service at 19E
Galaxy 27 - 47E
 
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