EchoStar 8 launch timeline
Posted: June 20, 2002

Event Time (h:mm:ss)
Stage one ignition T-0:00:01.7
Begin stage one thrust to 107% T-0:00:00.9
Liftoff T+0:00:00.0
Maximum dynamic pressure T+0:01:05.0
Stage two ignition T+0:01:59.1
Stage one/two separation T+0:02:03.7
Stage two engine shut down T+0:05:31.3
Stage two/three separation T+0:05:31.3
Stage three main engine ignition T+0:05:37.5
Payload fairing jettison T+0:05:42.5
Stage three main engine shutdown T+0:09:33.9
Stage three/Block DM upper stage separation T+0:09:43.9
Block DM first burn ignition T+0:15:46.0
Block DM first burn shutdown T+0:16:53.0
Block DM second burn ignition T+1:12:43.0
Block DM second burn shutdown T+1:20:00.0
Block DM third burn ignition T+6:14:13.0
Block DM third burn shutdown T+6:15:52.0
Block DM/EchoStar 8 payload separation T+6:35:52.0

Data source: International Launch Services.

Pre-launch briefing
Ground track - Map showing the ground track for the launch.

Orbit insertion - Illustration showing the orbits for this mission.

Proton - A look at the Russian expendable rocket to be used for this mission.

EchoStar 8 - General overview of this TV broadcasting spacecraft.