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DirecTV 10 HD Sat launch re-scheduled for July 6/7

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by VeniceDre, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. May 4, 2007 #201 of 584
    Tom Robertson

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    The fastest a Ka enabled DIRECTV satellite was turned over was about 30days, in the case of D8. That may have been rushed to meet the FCC milestone or they would lose their license for that slot. And D8 is a Loral/Space satellite instead of Boeing.

    My best guess is about 6-10 weeks given the following:
    • Fairly standard satellite technologies used (as opposed to the cutting edge of the Spaceways)
    • In slot testing (I beleive D10 and D11 can be tested in their orbital slots without a re-location move)
    • Football! :) (No, i don't really expect much on D10 this NFL season.)

    But it will be what it will be and its coming soon!

    Cheers,
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  2. May 4, 2007 #202 of 584
    harsh

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    D10 has twice as much spot bandwidth as the Spaceways and they are mechanically pointed as opposed to being electronically pointed. Somewhere on the D1x satellites they will be training a horn on AK and HI.

    Other than using the same frequency bands, they really don't have much in common from a wave propagation standpoint.
     
  3. May 4, 2007 #203 of 584
    PoitNarf

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    I stand corrected. Thanks for the info harsh :D
     
  4. May 4, 2007 #204 of 584
    Tom Robertson

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    So by that logic(?) D9s should have taken 2 years to configure instead of 2 months? :D

    Tom
     
  5. May 4, 2007 #205 of 584
    harsh

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    No. By that logic, you can't make many reasonable inferences from prior satellites.

    Comparisons between D9S and D1x might be more reasonable, but the additional spots and CONUS implementation of the D1x series have to be added in.
     
  6. May 4, 2007 #206 of 584
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    Hi folks :wave: , I am bursting to tell you all something - but I have the 'wraps on' for a couple of more days. Expect to hear from me with some exciting news by mid-week.

    BTW - I am expected to be ON (operational) by Labor Day.

    :joy: :joy:
     
  7. May 4, 2007 #207 of 584
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Ah, come on, burn a bit more fuel and get to station quicker, Labor Day is a long way away.
     
  8. May 4, 2007 #208 of 584
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    you mean memorial day right:p
     
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    jediphish

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    Could you ask your owners to feed you a higher bitrate diet than what some of your bretheren have been receiving?
     
  10. May 4, 2007 #210 of 584
    PoitNarf

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    Only 122 days from now :lol:
     
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    mhayes70

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    Wow!! That is a very long way off. I hope he means Memorial Day. But, I doubt it. That is disappointing if we have to wait until Labor day. :nono2:
     
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    PoitNarf

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    Being that Memorial Day is the 28th of this month and the launch is scheduled for next month, I'm pretty sure he meant Labor Day.
     
  13. May 4, 2007 #213 of 584
    monetnj

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    Yes, and by "on" I expect he means actually operating and beaming us HD as opposed to the launch and getting checked out.

     
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    Not like I trust what I hear...

    But I have heard "September" more times than I can count. Anything can go wrong between here and there though. So Labor Day does not seem unreasonable in the least.

    I'd be stunned if any new HD comes off of the new sat before then.
     
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    bonscott87

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    Early September makes good sense. That's 2 to 2.5 months of testing and getting things setup. And if they have to use the new sat to offer all the new HD games from CBS then they better hope all goes well.
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    Great find, Sixto!

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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