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D10 Satellite TECH THREAD - HD Testing Schedule / Press Releases / Location

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Aug 14, 2007 #801 of 2718
    EaglePC

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    that 10%

    we are there now. are we there yet ?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2007 #802 of 2718
    LameLefty

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    From Tom's post here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=869687&postcount=4

    I think the reason they haven't repurposed S1 and S2 spare capacity is that they don't want to, not with D10 running only a couple months past estimates and still likely to be ready in plenty of time for the new fall programming requirements and D11 following on six months later. Configuring coverage is not trivial and I'm sure they'd prefer to avoid it if possible, especially as it might impact the phased array configurations already in use for existing locals and/or RSNs.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2007 #803 of 2718
    donshan

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    As far as I have seen the August 10 date comes from post no 311 by dwrats_56 which has a link to a FCC public notice which seems to modify the June 7 letter by D* lawyers to the FCC linked on page 1 of this thread moving the August 17 date a week earlier.

    However, just to maintain optimism here :) this "special authority" does not specifically cancel the earlier authority, so D* still has a window to get all this done sucessfully on the original plan IMHO. But they need to get this bird parked soon :

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1025044&postcount=311
     
  4. Aug 14, 2007 #804 of 2718
    BobbyK

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    If what you are saying is true D* would have done it last fall instead of shuting down HD chs: to show football games. D* caught a lot hell for doing that and E* had a field day with the bad publicity. I dont believe for one second that if D* could have avoided that they would have used the spaceways.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2007 #805 of 2718
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    Using the spaceways would have meant requiring all ST SF subs to have HR20 or H20, that would have been a very difficult and expensive thing to pull off last year, so that would have prevented them from doing it. Now I have always said that they SHOULD have made sure that was the way it would work this year but apparently they are still gonna use KU Mpeg2 for ST HD games.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2007 #806 of 2718
    TechMan1959

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    From what I read directv didn’t had the contacts signed to broadcast that stuff .
     
  7. Aug 15, 2007 #807 of 2718
    davring

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    Kind of a moot point anyway, most of the new HD broadcasting is not even going to be available until on or about the time D10 goes active.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2007 #808 of 2718
    John4924

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    sorry, this is less than 1% :(

    do we have to get to 10% for them to park that bird? :lol:
     
  9. Aug 15, 2007 #809 of 2718
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    Looks like D10 is in Geo based on Lynsat and slowly moving to in position!
     
  10. Aug 15, 2007 #810 of 2718
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  11. Aug 15, 2007 #811 of 2718
    LameLefty

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    Still no updated elements from NORAD. I don't know what Lyngsat is basing that on.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2007 #812 of 2718
    Tom Robertson

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    I think they base it upon "knowledgeable" user reports that they trust over time, rather than TLEs.

    Cheers,
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    F5.....


    F5.....


    F5.....


    ;)
     
  14. Aug 15, 2007 #814 of 2718
    donshan

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    Where do you find this?

    I found this lyngsat site but the data update is about 3 days old and shows D!0 moving West away from the the Geosync assigned test slot at 102.6W :

    http://www.lyngsat.com/tracker/dtv10.html
     
  15. Aug 15, 2007 #815 of 2718
    LameLefty

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    Heh. Then their "knowledgeable" users are full of crap - I doubt they have better radars and optical trackers to generate TLEs than Space Command. :lol:
     
  16. Aug 15, 2007 #816 of 2718
    Ken984

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    Without any new TLEs its still at 103 as far as we know, latest projection based on 3 day old TLE.

    1DIRECTV 10
    Lon 103.5531° W
    Lat 0.0653° N
    Alt (km) 35 837.690
    Azm 197.8°
    Elv 50.9°
    RA 04h 17m 33s
    Decl -5° 10' 52"
    Range (km) 37 071.173
    RRt (km/s) 0.005
    Vel (km/s) 3.072
    Direction Descending
    Eclipse No
    MA (phase) 116.3° (82)
    TA 116.5°
    Orbit # 41
    Mag (illum) ? (41%)
    Constellation Eri
     
  17. Aug 15, 2007 #817 of 2718
    bbaleno

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    Now we know they are playing with us.

    first they move it back and forth,
    now they are holding back information so we can't see what is happining.

    its probably just sitting there taunting
     
  18. Aug 15, 2007 #818 of 2718
    LameLefty

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    NORAD doesn't work for DirecTV. If the orbit had changed as of the last time they tracked it, they would have issued new TLEs. It hasn't.
     
  19. Aug 15, 2007 #819 of 2718
    bbaleno

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    :new_Eyecr Its a conspiracy
     
  20. Aug 15, 2007 #820 of 2718
    syphix

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    And the $10,000 question....why hasn't it?:confused:
     
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