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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. VeniceDre

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    You've been checking every day... Haven't you? :D

    I have been too but have gotten lazy lately.
     
  2. RxMan1

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    July 7th is my birthday, so taking that information along with other facts and rumors, I would say there is a 99% chance the launch will be on my b-day. :) :)
     
  3. Lyle Thorogood

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    I wonder if DirecTV 10 has better protection for this years massive solar storms (coronal mass ejections). I don't want to jinx anything, but these storms can kill satellites. I am not an expert, but I would love to know what kind of assurances this new toy will have. I would die if something happened to #10!
     
  4. Tom Robertson

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    D10, D11, and D12 have the latest shielding from solar storms and their brains are most heavily protected (since most of the rest are inherently insensitive to the solar energy.) Boeing has learned a great many things and used them all to build our friends.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    Tin whiskers....!Devil_lol
     
  6. Tom Robertson

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    Some people don't recall history very well, alas. (refering to Boeing's problems with tin whiskers on the early 702 bus models, not VOS. VOS learns from history. And often teaches us here.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. purtman

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    We hope Tony Romo isn't holding the parts and putting them in.:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    uncrules

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    Now that was just plain mean! :lol:
     
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    Indiana627

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    That's my brother's birthday too, so it must be a good sign!
     
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    MikeR7

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    My son was born on 7/7/77.

    He isn't very lucky though.:lol:
     
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    harsh

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    You just can't pick your parents... ;)
     
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    dervari

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    I'm not sure I'd trust this thing to take up a monkey.

    http://www.ilslaunch.com/aboutus/

    You would think they'd have a more flattering shot of their premier rocket.
     
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    MikeR7

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    I don't think what it looks like matters much. I care more about their success rate, which must be pretty good with a backlog of orders as they have.:hurah:
     
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    MikeR7

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    Thats true, if he were lucky he would have been born to a family with a titanium account!!:hurah:
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    Well, the current scheduled date is July 6th in the US. But another delay is possible. I hope it does not delay!

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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    Dusty

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    Shouldn't we change the title of this thread? Put a strike line through June 20 and add the new July 6th date after that.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2007 #557 of 584
    Tom Robertson

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    Done. (sniff)
     
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    Nick

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    lwilli201

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    "foreign producers of the satellite" :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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    moonman

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    AKA: Boeing...They are responsible for delivery on ground(DOG) of the Sat.
     
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