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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. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    anik has posted a specific launch time!!!

    June 20 – DirecTV 10 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur – 01:19 UTC
     
  2. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    I guess it's like reporting election results, harsh... do you want to be first, but posssibly wrong, or accurate and maybe last. Tough call.
     
  3. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    So here is a dumb question. What time is that in Central time?
     
  4. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    8:19 pm on June 19th (US Central Daylight Time).

    BTW: that's 6:19 AM on June 20th, local time in Baikonur (Kazakhstan Central Standard Time).
     
  5. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    http://www.dxing.com/utcgmt.htm

    So its 8:19pm Central.
     
  6. D*HR-20

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    Sounds like to me this was planned for a live prime time broadcast for Tues., June 19th at 9 Eastern/6 Pacific maybe even in HD.
     
  7. Diana C

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    Launch times are based upon "windows" - periods of time when the earth's rotation cooperates with the launch effort so that the spacecraft will reach transfer orbit most efficiently. If one of those windows happens to coincide with US prime time, it is most likely just that: a coincidence.
     
  8. harsh

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    If they can't keep it up-to-date, maybe they should leave it to those who can and concentrate on those aspects that they are uniquely qualified to cover.

    That being said, satelliteonthenet.co.uk still hasn't got a date for DirecTV 10, so it could be worse.

    DirecTV 11 will likely be much more difficult to follow without the able assistance of anik.
     
  9. Jeremy W

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    Labor Day has been a popular speculation on this site for quite a while.
     
  10. Drew2k

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    Yup, and I wonder just how much of that is a result of, oh, I dunno, ... maybe this thread here >>>>> http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=81715

    :)
     
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Does your installer give stock tips too? :D
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    I know about that thread, I was talking about even before that. :grin:
     
  13. Drew2k

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    :lol:

    Well, I'll try to steal credit whenever I can! :D
     
  14. RobertE

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    Your installer most likely got that info from a tech bulletin about the BBCs sent out on 2/9/07. Personally, I think we will see new channels before 9/1/07. :)
     
  15. PoitNarf

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    I call August 27th! :D
     
  16. DIRECTV-10

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    Busy days now for me - getting fitted with some real cool gear for my journey.

    But it's an exicting time for me - and as I read here often for all of you also.

    Let me answer if I can in some way what is in store once I get into GTO. They cannot flex all of my muscles in one movement - it is a well-orchestrated series of events that have to take place in order for me to begin service. It starts slowly, and I need be tested after virtually every command is sent up my way. I have to open and extend my solar arrays to get and maintain power - I need to have my beams focused and tested - and so on.

    It can be done in as little as 21 days I am told, but more likely will be done over 6 weeks. There is no need to rush this as an error could be critical.

    But I do promise you that once I am aloft, and upon commercial service, I will give you all that you are now expecting - and then some.

    Thank goodness they didn't send me to Russia in the middle of the winter! This place is out in the sticks to begin with.

    That's all for now - regards to the faithful.

    :)
     
  17. PoitNarf

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    As little as 21 days? July 12th would be fantastic, but I'm pretty sure you're right that it won't happen this quickly. If it's 6 weeks to get everything positioned and tested, that's early August. I would be EXTREMELY pleased with early August, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

    Godspeed DirecTV10! :D
     
  18. cavihitts

    cavihitts Godfather

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    Does this mean we will start to see some addtions as early as august?
     
  19. RAD

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    Dripping...
  20. mhayes70

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    Early August will be great also! But, don't rush it and cause problems to delay your commercial service. I will be patient. :)
     
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