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Posted: 12/16/2016 3:22:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 2:02:57 PM EST by AmericanPeople]
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"A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-071, will launch the EchoStar 19 communications satellite to provide high-speed Internet services for HughesNet in North America. The satellite is also known as Jupiter 2. The rocket will fly in the 431 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. "

Webcast link

Launch timeline

Photos: EchoStar 19 encapsulated for launch atop Atlas 5

Photos: Commercial EchoStar 19 satellite mounted atop Atlas 5 rocket

Mission booklet





Chokey posted two rollout pictures below. Others are here
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 4:17:22 PM EST
Please launch a Atlas V horizontally to clear traffic off the Kennedy bridge.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 1:34:34 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:11:47 PM EST
Bump, within 20 min now.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:14:14 PM EST
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t-minus 4 minutes
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:26:58 PM EST
holding
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:30:23 PM EST
Did I hear that correctly?

Some sort of 5 volt reference power issue.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:37:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 1:38:40 PM EST by PiccoloPlayer]
Launch it already!

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:40:16 PM EST
I love how we keep getting big news in Space exploration like this, almost like on a weekly basis. 
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:49:08 PM EST
Geez. I almost missed this. Now 157 PM EST launch time but that may change.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:50:45 PM EST
Echostar 19 will add much needed capacity to allow rural arfcommers on satellite internet to visit ar15.com 0.87% faster.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:51:58 PM EST
Yeah, they said 1:47 or 1:49 pm EST about 10 minutes ago.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:53:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Haub:
Echostar 19 will add much needed capacity to allow rural arfcommers on satellite internet to visit ar15.com 0.87% faster.
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I wonder if I will benefit? I need to see how that service works versus phone line DSL.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 1:59:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 2:00:09 PM EST by Haub]

Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:


I wonder if I will benefit? I need to see how that service works versus phone line DSL.
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Satellite internet services are quite restrictive and bandwidth is limited. Also, satellite internet cant really be used for gaming and other things that require good latency.

I'd pick DSL over sat internet any day.
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[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 2:03:22 PM EST by AmericanPeople]
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It sounds like they have a way to fix the issue.

213 PM EST launch time
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:07:46 PM EST
"Bill, watch this value on the screen... if it goes red, let us know."

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:08:09 PM EST
GO for launch
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:10:11 PM EST
t-minus 4 minutes
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:10:31 PM EST
Too bad the NASA channel doesn't cover these.

Oh well, streaming it is.

T minus 3:00
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:10:38 PM EST
The clock is running
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:12:38 PM EST
60 seconds
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:16:40 PM EST
Very nice
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:20:15 PM EST
Couldn't see it from the west coast, too many clouds
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:22:01 PM EST
....and that gentlemen is how we do that
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 2:25:39 PM EST
My son just text me that he saw it. He was at the parking garage at downtown Disney.
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:


I wonder if I will benefit? I need to see how that service works versus phone line DSL.
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
Originally Posted By Haub:
Echostar 19 will add much needed capacity to allow rural arfcommers on satellite internet to visit ar15.com 0.87% faster.


I wonder if I will benefit? I need to see how that service works versus phone line DSL.

I thought Google Fiber Optic service was going to make Cable seem like 56k. lol
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 3:13:51 PM EST
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