any new update on the launch for ANIK G1 satellite?. thanks!
The launch date for the Anik G1 satellite is April 15.
Yes, it has been often delayed. But soon, NASA will blast it up into orbit and we'll have the bandwidth for up to another 100 HD channels. That possibility is amazing. But the child in me is still fascinated that we can go into space.
Another 100 HD channels? Thats it? MPEG4 6-9mbps per channel, ~1 GBPS bandwidth? Ouch
Lance, awesome info!!
Do you know how long after the launch date, Anik will be live and broadcasting?
As long as all 100HD channels are included with Best of HD . Just kidding, but you know thats gong to happen!
It's actually being launched out of Kazakhstan by International Launch Services (the Baikonur Cosmodrome). This is the same place that Sputnik was launched from. Cool, eh?
No info on that yet. There would still have to be testing and government approval, etc.
Wouldn't it be a 'kick-in-the-pants' to launch a new satellite, and not get the government approval to start using it?
We've got an official post up now on the Anik G1 Satellite launch here:
anik G1 SATELLITE
For any updates on the satellite, please check there for updates! We've even got a cool video of the launch.
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