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SixtoReport: D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Live!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. May 5, 2010 #8281 of 10270
    hdtvfan0001

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    Likely 1 transponder will handle the initial 3D...
     
  2. May 5, 2010 #8282 of 10270
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Is there a D13 or D14 planned?
     
  3. May 5, 2010 #8283 of 10270
    Sixto

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    See above. The BSS satellites. RB-x.
     
  4. May 5, 2010 #8284 of 10270
    Kentstater

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    No, 5-28 my 60th birthday.

    Can I change my avitar?
    What if it doesn't stop.
    What if.........................

    Oh never-mind I'll let the experts do what their paid to do, and wait for my birthday present.
     
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    erosroadie

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    Sure hope they checked out the brakes before beginning their journey...:eek:
     
  6. May 5, 2010 #8286 of 10270
    Hoosier205

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    Wow...102.765 already.
     
  7. May 5, 2010 #8287 of 10270
    Mike Bertelson

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    I think that's moving to, not actually at yet. :D

    Mike
     
  8. May 5, 2010 #8288 of 10270
    Hoosier205

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    First of all, I lack the technical knowledge or terminology to ask this question correction.

    Once a satellite is parked and in service...how much do they move within that position? For instance, one D12 is parked in its final location: How much movement is there in any direction (normally)? I assume that it cannot remain perfectly in place in relation to the earth. I imagine that there is a tiny bit of floating here and there in all directions with constant corrections being made...automatically perhaps. How much movement is expected or possible away from say...103?

    That may be a stupid question, but I hope it at least makes some amount of sense.
     
  9. May 5, 2010 #8289 of 10270
    Hoosier205

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    Oops...I should have read that a bit more carefully.
     
  10. May 5, 2010 #8290 of 10270
    BudShark

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    :lol:

    For the conspiracy theorists out there... It would appear that E14 and D12 will possibly collide between Day 12 and Day 13... :grin: Just sayin'...


    !rolling ;) Oh wait, I just read the disclaimer. I'm supposed to assume all output is wrong. Ok... I'll add that disclaimer to my post.

    ***Please assume all posts from this poster are wrong. :D
     
  11. May 5, 2010 #8291 of 10270
    hdtvfan0001

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    Nope...actually...its reported at 90.98...assuming that source is current.
     
  12. May 5, 2010 #8292 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Yep, with the rapid movement, felt it was best to just state it's moving, and where it's moving to. Port#1 will always have the latest TLE.

    The latest projection is 2.5° per day, reaching 102.765° by early/mid next week.

    Probably around 91° right now.
     
  13. May 5, 2010 #8293 of 10270
    jsg

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    Could happen. I believe D-12 is going to take a victory lap before they park it ;)
     
  14. May 5, 2010 #8294 of 10270
    Todd H

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    Wow. I take a break from this thread and when I come back she's drifting. Nice. :righton:
     
  15. May 5, 2010 #8295 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    Middle...
    The terminology used most often is "stationkeeping envelope" - if I recall correctly, the FCC allows satellite operators to have 0.025º degrees, which is (very) roughly 11.5 miles to either side of their nominal orbital slot, along with the small altitude variation necessary to keep it confined in that region.
     
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    Newshawk

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    That may be true, but then I might watch two different ones, and someone else might watch two other completely different ones, and so on, and so on... Variety. Choice. Freedom. Isn't it great? :hurah:
     
  17. May 5, 2010 #8297 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Have added the following to post#1.

    Here's an estimate of D12's location, it's just an estimate (will update at each TLE):
    • Wed (5/5): 91°
    • Thur (5/6): 93.5°
    • Fri (5/7): 96°
    • Sat (5/8): 98.5°
    • Sun (5/9): 101°
    • Mon (5/10): 102.765°
     
  18. May 5, 2010 #8298 of 10270
    Hoosier205

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    Thank you!
     
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    jacmyoung

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    Now that we are pretty much settled in the reality of the drift, can I get back to our on topic argument for a moment?

    Assume that D12 is now in a stable higher orbit, in addition to the fact it now has to travel a longer distance to complete one circle around the orbit, it is actually traveling in a slower speed along the path of the orbit too?
     
  20. May 5, 2010 #8300 of 10270
    Hutchinshouse

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    Wow! Maybe new HD a week from today? :grin: I'd be happy to see the DIRECTV logo via D12....
     
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