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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.
A bit surly aren’t we? Maybe someone needs his nap! :box:
No TLEs are needed, the debris cloud has dissipated.
debris cloud? do you mean that the D12 satellite had a warp core breach?
DirecTV 12 is playing Schrödinger's cat, again.
There is another reason that everyone could hope for. The TLE's describe a stable orbit. While a space object is maneuvering, its not possible to produce a meaningful TLE because the orbit is constantly changing. After it has stopped thrusting, then it takes several additional observations to confirm that is has stopped maneuvering and determine the orbital parameters. My calculations we be way off, but I guestimate that there will be about 68 hours (divided into 2 or more "sessions") of XIPS thrusting in the orbit raising portion of the drift. So, maybe this is a good sign.
A nice thought, but how many TLEs were issued in the initial days of launch where each maneuver seemed to be tracked. If something is changing it is best to have some report on it.
Besides, changing orbits shouldn't take multiple maneuvers too hard to keep track of over three days. It should be a simple burn to change orbits. The complicated burns come at the end where an exact positioning at the destination is required without interfering with the other satellites already there.
I feel very out of place in this thread because I don't understand a lot of the things being posted about However, just by reading the timeline in Post #1 I don't see how we can get new HD Channels in May?
I wouldn't worry about DirecTV missing the end of May unless we're still discussing D12 at 76 next Sunday morning.
Hopefully there will be better news soon ... but so far no bad news.
No new TLE.
LOL... I am pretty sure we safely assume this cat is not dead.
There have been new TLEs, just not a new one for D12 (yet).
A couple days ago Satracer was here and said "wormhole". It now appears he wasn't joking.:eek2:
Well we're movin on up,
To the west side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up,
To the west side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.
I love ya tomorrow....
It's only a day away....
i think it has to be drifting if they still want to hit the may release of more HD.......20 days to drift, and a week or so to test... may hit the end of may but if it hasnt started drifting yet then it may be tough to hit the may release for HD.
DirecTV said "starting in May." All they need to have is 1 HD channel this month and they've met their "starting in May" advertising. I hear "The Cows from the Southern Midwest Whose Names Begin with A channel" in HD starts next week so that should cover it for a while. They don't even need D12 for that. :lol:
I like Ernie's theory, if so, "cat" is not a correct description, it is either "rabbit" or "turtle", depending on what you want to call E14
We're getting RFD HD???
I have been nice and quiet for a couple of weeks.. but come on.. this is nuts.. just stupid..
send up a missile and shoot this dead bird down and get another one up there.
this is worst then using SEA LAUNCH.. with Sea Launch at least you knew the bird was DEAD .. RIGHT NOW..