Re: anyone know what they are doing with PALAPA D

From: Sid Olin (
Date: Sat Oct 17 2009 - 00:08:01 UTC

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    Friday, October 16, 2009, wrote:
    > But then recently PALAPA D ( 35812 ) was raised up, making it seem
    > it's gone to the graveyard, and so they aren't going to use it anymore.
    It seems more likely that the bird is just on the move to its final position of 113 deg E from testing at 150 deg E. It has been there for about four weeks, a normal period of time for in-orbit testing. Palapa D is to replace Palapa C2 at 113 deg E, which will expire in 2010.
    Regards, Sid
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