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D11 Sat: Launch Date March 19 at 6:48pm ET, Channel 573

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Dave, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. Nov 7, 2007 #221 of 1715
    Tom_S

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    BTW, Has there been any word on the status of the D10 spot beams? I know there were some issues but D* was working to remedy them. Have they accomplished this or not? Just curious.
     
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    What's funny is that when this thread was started I had no idea about anything you just said... but at my new job I had to have a "crash course" in orbital mechanics and now I know more about orbital transfers than you can shake a stick at! :lol:
     
  3. Nov 8, 2007 #223 of 1715
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    Great! 'Cause my education is about 18 years out of date and I haven't had to do any real work on it in just about as long. :p (Though a pretty good friend of mine is a guy at JSC who teaches shuttle pilots how to do it - he keeps me straight when I have questions).
     
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    weather delay...... http://www.sea-launch.com/current_launch.htm
     
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    Linked article says Nov 19.

     
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    OOOPS. Corrected:sure:
     
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    Any chance that the first post in this thread could be updated with new information as it becomes available? I've gone through about have the posts in this thread and followed many links but still can't find out when D11 is scheduled to launch. Unless you keep up with all the technical posts, the basic information of launch date gets lost. Thanks.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2007 #230 of 1715
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    Launch was still tentatively scheduled for January 31 last I saw, but that was before these weather delays for the current (preceding) launch.

    Based on past history, SeaLaunch probably won't be able to manage a second launch much less than 60 days after this one goes, whenever that is.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    FHSPSU67

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    Thuraya-3 delayed until Monday - 19 Nov at 0733 PST.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2007 #235 of 1715
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    From the website:
    After a few days' delay due to high winds and strong ocean currents, we have resumed our countdown, with liftoff now planned for Tuesday, Nov 20, at 7:29 am PST (15:29 GMT). We will begin our live launch coverage at 7:15am (15:15 GMT).
     
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  17. Nov 19, 2007 #237 of 1715
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    Now delayed to the 21st:

    We have had to delay this launch on a day-to-day basis, due to high winds and strong ocean currents at the launch site. We are now planning for launch on Wednesday, Nov 21, at 7:25 am PST (15:25 GMT). We will begin our live launch coverage at 7:12am (15:12 GMT). All systems are nominal.
     
  18. Nov 20, 2007 #238 of 1715
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    Well I sure hope Directv has a plan B to get D11 launched.

    If it takes like 2 months for them to be ready for another launch, and this launch keeps getting delayed, it's not looking good. Especially if they have all these same delays when it comes time to launch D11.
     
  19. Nov 20, 2007 #239 of 1715
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    What's a day or two, here or there? :lol:
     
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    Better to have a week delay than a belly flop:sure:
     
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