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SixtoReport: D10/D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Both D10 & D12 in service

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, May 7, 2010.

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  1. May 28, 2010 #661 of 1252
    Skyboss

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    Aye... Yes. I see that DirecTV has deployed its laser battery to take AMC-15 out. :lol:
     
  2. May 28, 2010 #662 of 1252
    Sixto

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    Be nice if they keep up the daily updates.

    A few here would welcome a daily status report. :)
     
  3. May 28, 2010 #663 of 1252
    GregLee

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    All my locals here in Honolulu went black-screen last night. No searching for signal errors -- just no picture at 10:40pm my time, 4:40am Eastern. A few hours later, picture was back. I mention it here because there might be some connection with the move of D10.
     
  4. May 28, 2010 #664 of 1252
    Sixto

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    The gct/doctor j maps show Honolulu locals as network 600 on D11.
     
  5. May 28, 2010 #665 of 1252
    Sixto

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    Code:
    Name			DirecTV-10
    NORAD #			31862
    Epoch (UTC)		05-28-2010 09:46:49
    Orbit # at Epoch	1060
    Inclination		0.010
    RA of A. Node		235.836
    Eccentricity		0.0000573
    Argument of Perigee	114.134
    Revs per day		1.00270023
    Period			23h 56m 07s (1436.12 min)
    Semi-major axis		42 165 km
    Perigee x Apogee	35 785 x 35 790 km
    Element number / age	495 / 0 day(s)
    
    Lon			102.5900° W
    Lat			0.0016° S
    Alt (km)		35 785.390
    
    [B][U] # [/u] [u] Date[/u] [u]GMT  [/u] [u]Perigee[/u]  [u]Apogee[/u] [u]  Gap [/u] [u] Longitude[/u] [u] Latitude[/u] [u] Inclin [/u][/B]
    495 05-28 09:46 35,785 x 35,790      5 102.5900°W  0.0016°S  0.010°
    494 05-27 07:26 35,785 x 35,789      4 102.5832°W  0.0099°S  0.012°
    493 05-24 09:14 35,783 x 35,787      4 102.5697°W  0.0002°S  0.025°
    492 05-18 08:29 35,785 x 35,787      2 102.7430°W  0.0121°N  0.042°
    491 05-14 16:13 35,786 x 35,787      1 102.8013°W  0.0214°S  0.048°
    
    [URL="http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=176796"]Post#1[/URL] has the complete history. The last 5 updates are above.
    
     
  6. May 28, 2010 #666 of 1252
    ATARI

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    That does seem to be the color scheme, doesn't it?
     
  7. May 28, 2010 #667 of 1252
    P Smith

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    Isn't time to stop ?
    :backtotop:
     
  8. May 28, 2010 #668 of 1252
    inourgrave

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    HA, that need to be added to the list for sure!
     
  9. May 28, 2010 #669 of 1252
    LameLefty

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    I hope they didn't use vinyl in the clean room - it off-gasses something fierce and that can't be good for delicate surfaces. :)
     
  10. May 28, 2010 #670 of 1252
    inourgrave

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    Could have just been routine maintenance on something.
     
  11. May 28, 2010 #671 of 1252
    inkahauts

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    Could be a combination of both these things.. And maybe the space way will also be able to finally fill in the gaps once they know that d10 is back up and full power...

    Only time will really tell us...
     
  12. May 28, 2010 #672 of 1252
    Avder

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    It will be nice if this fix does the trick and after D10 gets put back into service they announce a few more markets getting HD locals... Fargo, ND would be nice to see on a list of markets to get HD Locals.
     
  13. May 29, 2010 #673 of 1252
    pjb3589

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    Yeah, the email they received from DirecTV stated the following:

     
  14. May 29, 2010 #674 of 1252
    harsh

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    If the spots are the same configuration, they can't use them simultaneously.
     
  15. May 29, 2010 #675 of 1252
    DirectMan

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    They can add additional frequencies in the same spot configurations assuming these don't overlap with those frequencies utilized in adjoining spot markets.
     
  16. May 29, 2010 #676 of 1252
    harsh

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    I don't think they have that level of flexibility. I'm thinking that each spot beam is associated with a particular transponder and hence a fixed frequency.
     
  17. May 29, 2010 #677 of 1252
    Tom Servo

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    Well, that shoots down my theory that they're just gonna leave all this stuff on D12 after the D10 fix.

    Will this become non-confidential information after the fix is applied, or will we never know what happened? ;)
     
  18. May 29, 2010 #678 of 1252
    Tom Robertson

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    My guess is we'll never know.

    Unless... Boeing writes it up in some technical brief on a way to fix something or another. But might imply something they might not to let anyone know about. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  19. May 29, 2010 #679 of 1252
    DirectMan

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    Would the feedhorn vary in size or shape based on the frequency? I would think that it might have some flexibility to radiate different frequencies within a narrow range but perhaps it is designed with precise tolerances to optimize the radiated power of a specific frequency. I dunno.:confused:
     
  20. May 29, 2010 #680 of 1252
    inkahauts

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    This is silly.. If that where the case then there would be no point in having backup transponders on a sat.. They have to be able to change what frequencies each transponder is using otherwise they would have to be able to GUESS which one would fail... Now that is not saying they have to be able to change bands, for example from hi to lo, but to change from one small block to another in the same band, thats only logical.
     
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