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Sixto Report-D11 Status: In Operation July 31, 2008


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#1 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:52 PM

Now that the SeaLaunch segment is complete...

Let's restart the discussion here... and continue tracking D11 until we see the "signal strength" on our boxes for 99 #2

Edit: (tom robertson) D11 is live, sending test signals, will have MPEG4 versions of MPEG2 HD channels July 31 and new channels starting August 14!

Latest Official "Estimated" go live date is 3Q of 2008.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:55 PM

Synopsis updated 7/31/2008 - Orbit Location (TLE) dated 8/1/2008

Status of the DirecTV-11 (D11) Satellite:
  • D11 is parked and "live".
  • On 7/31/2008, the 9 legacy HD channels are MPEG4 (Ka) on D11:
    • 206/73 - ESPN HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 720p
    • 209/72 - ESPN2 HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 720p
    • 245/75 - TNT HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
    • 259/74 - Universal HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
    • 281/76 - HD Theater (was Discovery HD Theater) MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
    • 306/79 - HDNet MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
    • 501/70 - HBO East HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
    • 537/71 - Showtime East HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
    • 552/78 - HDNet Movies (a,u) MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
  • On 8/14/2008, expecting that there will be 35 new HD channels. Informed analysis seems to indicate 12 new full-time RSN's, 6 new HD PPV, and 17 new national HD including Showtime Extreme HD, Showtime Showcase HD, Planet Green HD, and ABC Family HD.
Progress of DirecTV-11:
  • On 3/19/2008, DirecTV-11 launched from the equator via SeaLaunch towards a circular "geostationary orbit" (35,786km altitude at the equator) at the "test" location of 99.4°. After launch, the satellite was in an elliptical (non-circular) orbit at the equator with a low (perigee) altitude of 243km and a high (apogee) altitude of 36,067km.
  • From 3/19/2008 thru late-May, the low point of D11's orbit (the "perigee") was raised day-by-day to the geostationary altitude of 35,786km, while at the same time conserving fuel throughout the process.
  • On 5/25/2008 (Day#67), D11 arrived at the 99.4° geostationary "test" location. Testing was expected at 99.4° for up to 30 days.
  • On 6/13/2008 (Day#86), D11 arrived at a 2nd test location (at 100.7°) to test an "experimental BSS payload" for the interaction of 17/24 GHz BSS with regular operations at 101°.
  • On 7/7/2008 (Day#109), the FCC approved a two day test (between 7/7/2008-7/11/2008) to conduct an in-orbit spot beam test at 100.7°.
  • Until 7/18/2008 (Day#120), D11 was testing an "experimental BSS payload" for up to 120 days (from 5/15/2008) at 100.7° (details in FCC Filing 6/13/2008 below).
  • On 7/21/2008 (Day#123), Boeing announced that DirecTV had taken on-orbit delivery of D11.
  • On 7/21/2008 (Day#123), D11 reached the 99.2° location with D11 listed in the HD receiver satellite transponder signal strength screens as "99©" on the HR2x DVR's and "99(a)" on the H2x receivers.
  • On 7/22/2008 (Day#124), D11 began transmitting a solid signal on all 14 national transponders (1-14) and transponder tuning/tweaking is underway.
  • On 7/26/2008 (Day#128), it appears that 40 hidden "test" channels are now transmitting from D11: the 9 Legacy HD channels, 8 HD DNS (East & West), 1 "Movie's Now", 12 HD RSN's now full-time, 6 PPV HD and 2 other HD (Toon, MSG) moving from D10, and 2 new HD (Fox News HD, ABC Family HD). "Test" channels are only viewable with special engineering cards.
  • On 7/28/2008, DirecTV announced the initial D11 rollout plan (http://directv.com/D...ssetId=P4800004). By the end of July, the 9 legacy HD channels will be available in Ka MPEG4.
  • On 7/28/2008, DirecTV announced 44 new HD Local-in-Local Markets: http://directv.com/D...ssetId=P4800002
  • Awaiting new national HD channels on 8/14/2008.
  • The current DirecTV HD listing can be found here: http://www.dbstalk.c...378#post1191378
  • Please post any questions to this thread. There are some very smart and knowledgeable experts lurking ... :)
Possible plans for DirecTV-11 (original):
  • Balancing of HD channels between DirecTV-10 (D10) and DirecTV-11 (D11)
  • Movement of the 9 Legacy Ku MPEG2 national HD channels to Ka MPEG4
    • 74 - Universal HD
    • 78 - HDNet Movies
    • 79 - HDNet
    • 206/73 - ESPN HD
    • 209/72 - ESPN2 HD
    • 245/75 - TNT HD
    • 281/76 - HD Theater (was Discovery HD Theater)
    • 501/70/509 - HBO East HD
    • 537/71/543 - Showtime East HD
  • Add additional HBO HD premium channels (per the previous HBO announcement)
  • All of the future premium sports packages will be Ka MPEG4 (ex: Sunday Ticket, ...)
  • East and West HD DNS' all to Ka MPEG4 (West MPEG4 "live" now on Ku)
  • 99 - PPV HD (MPEG2) eventually shut down
  • A few HD channels may be waiting for D11 to be fully tested before added to D10
  • Many more HD channels will be available (Travel Channel HD, Fox News HD, more HD movie premiums, ...)
  • New HD VOD options (pre-downloaded content to DirecTV managed harddisk space)
  • Many more HD Local-In-Local (at least 121 HD LIL's by year-end 2008 - 88% of the U.S.)
Two Line Element (TLE) Format:

A NORAD two-line element (TLE) set consists of two 69-character lines of data which describe in detail a spacecraft's trajectory around the earth. Calculated and published by the U.S. government regularly.

http://celestrak.com/columns/v04n03/

http://www.space-tra...tle_format.html)


Current D11 TLE & Orbital History:
DirecTV-11(TLE135)
1 32729U 08013A   08214.23405301 -.00000141  00000-0  00000+0 0  1356
2 32729 000.0208 092.0612 0001405 133.9712 069.1766 01.00270629  1464

NORAD #			32729
COSPAR designator	2008-013-A  
Epoch (UTC)		08-01-2008 05:37:02
Orbit # at Epoch	146
Inclination		0.021
RA of A. Node		92.061
Eccentricity		0.0001405
Argument of Perigee	133.971
Revs per day		1.00270629
Period			23h 56m 06s (1436.10 min)
Semi-major axis		42 165 km
Perigee x Apogee	35 781 x 35 793 km
Element number / age	135 / 0 day(s)

Lon			99.2163° W
Lat			0.0243° S
Alt (km)		35 784.310

[U]Perigee(bottom of orbit) x Apogee(top of orbit) - Target is 35,786 x 35,786 km (Circular)[/U]
TLE#135(08-01-2008 05:37:02) 35,781 x 35,793 km (+47.1 hours,at 134.5 days,  99.22°)
TLE#134(07-30-2008 06:33:57) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+47.6 hours,at 132.5 days,  99.21°)
TLE#133(07-28-2008 06:57:49) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+19.5 hours,at 130.6 days,  99.21°)
TLE#132(07-27-2008 11:26:19) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+27.4 hours,at 129.7 days,  99.21°)
TLE#131(07-26-2008 08:01:32) 35,779 x 35,794 km (+ 0.0 hours,at 128.6 days,  99.20°)
TLE#130(07-26-2008 08:01:32) 35,767 x 35,783 km (+113.6hours,at 128.6 days,  99.21°)
TLE#129(07-21-2008 14:24:00) 35,778 x 35,794 km (+147.6hours,at 123.9 days,  99.21°)
TLE#128(07-15-2008 10:46:32) 35,785 x 35,787 km (+96.6 hours,at 117.7 days, 100.68°)
TLE#129(07-11-2008 10:11:30) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+22.0 hours,at 113.7 days, 100.73°)
TLE#127(07-10-2008 12:13:58) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+25.1 hours,at 112.8 days, 100.72°)
TLE#126(07-09-2008 11:08:35) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+22.1 hours,at 111.7 days, 100.72°)
TLE#125(07-08-2008 13:01:34) 35,787 x 35,787 km (+ 5.8 hours,at 110.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#124(07-08-2008 07:15:17) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+47.5 hours,at 110.6 days, 100.71°)
TLE#123(07-06-2008 07:42:35) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+48.8 hours,at 108.6 days, 100.70°)
TLE#122(07-04-2008 06:55:23) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+19.9 hours,at 106.6 days, 100.70°)
TLE#121(07-03-2008 10:59:40) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+46.7 hours,at 105.7 days, 100.70°)
TLE#120(07-01-2008 12:15:56) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+26.4 hours,at 103.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#119(06-30-2008 09:54:50) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+45.4 hours,at 102.7 days, 100.70°)
TLE#118(06-28-2008 12:32:34) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+27.6 hours,at 100.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#117(06-27-2008 08:55:40) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+44.0 hours, at 99.6 days, 100.70°)
TLE#116(06-25-2008 12:58:19) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+ 4.9 hours, at 97.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#115(06-25-2008 08:06:13) 35,783 x 35,791 km (+20.0 hours, at 97.6 days, 100.70°)
TLE#114(06-24-2008 12:07:52) 35,784 x 35,791 km (+22.9 hours, at 96.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#113(06-23-2008 13:11:09) 35,781 x 35,791 km (+ 8.0 hours, at 95.8 days, 100.69°)
TLE#112(06-23-2008 05:12:38) 35,782 x 35,791 km (+ 1.7 hours, at 95.5 days, 100.68°)
TLE#111(06-23-2008 03:28:49) 35,782 x 35,791 km (+12.4 hours, at 95.4 days, 100.68°)
TLE#110(06-22-2008 15:07:36) 35,781 x 35,791 km (+50.1 hours, at 94.9 days, 100.69°)
TLE#109(06-20-2008 12:58:38) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+51.8 hours, at 92.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#108(06-18-2008 09:13:27) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+42.3 hours, at 90.7 days, 100.69°)
TLE#107(06-16-2008 14:56:50) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+25.7 hours, at 88.9 days, 100.70°)
TLE#106(06-15-2008 13:13:20) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+ 1.3 hours, at 87.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#105(06-15-2008 11:58:07) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+19.6 hours, at 87.8 days, 100.70°)
TLE#104(06-14-2008 16:20:15) 35,784 x 35,789 km (+25.9 hours, at 87.0 days, 100.70°)
TLE#103(06-13-2008 14:24:00) 35,790 x 35,800 km (+28.5 hours, at 85.9 days, 100.69°)
TLE#102(06-12-2008 09:52:32) 35,796 x 35,839 km (+ 1.4 hours, at 84.7 days, 100.59°)
TLE#101(06-12-2008 08:27:28) 35,800 x 35,858 km (+18.0 hours, at 84.6 days, 100.58°)
TLE#100(06-11-2008 14:29:40) 35,801 x 35,858 km (+53.0 hours, at 83.9 days, 100.08°)
TLE#99 (06-09-2008 09:30:24) 35,787 x 35,788 km (+41.5 hours, at 81.7 days,  99.48°)
TLE#98 (06-07-2008 16:01:47) 35,786 x 35,789 km (+13.1 hours, at 79.9 days,  99.47°)
TLE#97 (06-07-2008 02:57:49) 35,786 x 35,789 km (+ 7.1 hours, at 79.4 days,  99.47°)
TLE#96 (06-06-2008 19:53:36) 35,786 x 35,789 km (+11.7 hours, at 79.1 days,  99.46°)
TLE#95 (06-06-2008 08:10:36) 35,787 x 35,788 km (+45.2 hours, at 78.6 days,  99.46°)
TLE#94 (06-04-2008 10:56:07) 35,787 x 35,788 km (+41.5 hours, at 76.7 days,  99.45°)
TLE#92 (06-02-2008 17:23:25) 35,787 x 35,787 km (+ 7.6 hours, at 75.0 days,  99.44°)
TLE#93 (06-02-2008 09:46:47) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+24.4 hours, at 74.7 days,  99.44°)
TLE#91 (06-01-2008 09:21:55) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+24.8 hours, at 73.7 days,  99.43°)
TLE#90 (05-31-2008 08:32:28) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+21.6 hours, at 72.6 days,  99.43°)
TLE#89 (05-30-2008 10:59:25) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+24.3 hours, at 71.7 days,  99.42°)
TLE#88 (05-29-2008 10:43:26) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+25.0 hours, at 70.7 days,  99.42°)
TLE#87 (05-28-2008 09:42:18) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+23.3 hours, at 69.7 days, +  1km)
TLE#86 (05-27-2008 10:23:29) 35,785 x 35,789 km (+45.8 hours, at 68.7 days, -  1km)
TLE#85 (05-25-2008 12:37:10) 35,786 x 35,792 km (+27.0 hours, at 66.8 days, + 39km)
TLE#84 (05-24-2008 09:39:35) 35,747 x 35,804 km (+20.0 hours, at 65.7 days, +  8km)
TLE#83 (05-23-2008 13:38:44) 35,739 x 35,884 km (+ 1.6 hours, at 64.8 days, -  9km)
TLE#82 (05-23-2008 12:00:00) 35,748 x 35,888 km (+24.2 hours, at 64.8 days, +148km)
TLE#81 (05-22-2008 11:46:38) 35,600 x 36,052 km (+ 1.3 hours, at 63.8 days, +159km)
TLE#80 (05-22-2008 10:28:36) 35,441 x 36,299 km (+24.8 hours, at 63.7 days, - 55km)
TLE#79 (05-21-2008 09:39:31) 35,496 x 36,217 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 62.7 days, +  0km)
TLE#78 (05-21-2008 09:39:31) 35,496 x 36,217 km (+22.8 hours, at 62.7 days, +146km)
TLE#77 (05-20-2008 10:51:25) 35,350 x 36,345 km (+ 9.4 hours, at 61.7 days, -  2km)
TLE#76 (05-20-2008 01:27:30) 35,352 x 36,444 km (+11.9 hours, at 61.3 days, +146km)
TLE#75 (05-19-2008 13:35:22) 35,206 x 36,441 km (+57.5 hours, at 60.8 days, +318km)
TLE#74 (05-17-2008 04:04:35) 34,888 x 36,903 km (+ 9.2 hours, at 58.4 days, + 95km)
TLE#73 (05-16-2008 18:54:33) 34,793 x 36,906 km (+30.5 hours, at 58.1 days, +183km)
TLE#72 (05-15-2008 12:22:25) 34,610 x 37,078 km (+23.0 hours, at 56.8 days, +187km)
TLE#71 (05-14-2008 13:20:38) 34,423 x 37,211 km (+36.0 hours, at 55.8 days, + 58km)
TLE#70 (05-13-2008 01:23:27) 34,365 x 37,443 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 54.3 days, +187km)
TLE#69 (05-13-2008 01:23:27) 34,178 x 37,605 km (+38.1 hours, at 54.3 days, + 67km)
TLE#68 (05-11-2008 11:17:31) 34,111 x 37,722 km (+39.6 hours, at 52.7 days, +123km)
TLE#67 (05-09-2008 19:41:00) 33,988 x 37,798 km (+16.9 hours, at 51.1 days, +264km)
TLE#66 (05-09-2008 02:49:27) 33,724 x 38,069 km (+23.5 hours, at 50.4 days, - 35km)
TLE#65 (05-08-2008 03:18:37) 33,759 x 38,125 km (+13.7 hours, at 49.4 days, +163km)
TLE#64 (05-07-2008 13:35:43) 33,596 x 38,136 km (+21.8 hours, at 48.8 days, +138km)
TLE#63 (05-06-2008 15:49:00) 33,458 x 38,289 km (+12.9 hours, at 47.9 days, + 18km)
TLE#62 (05-06-2008 02:52:37) 33,440 x 38,444 km (+14.9 hours, at 47.4 days, +164km)
TLE#61 (05-05-2008 12:00:00) 33,276 x 38,434 km (+53.6 hours, at 46.8 days, +300km)
TLE#60 (05-03-2008 06:26:40) 32,976 x 38,782 km (+42.4 hours, at 44.5 days, +244km)
TLE#57 (05-01-2008 12:00:00) 32,732 x 38,987 km (+ 1.1 hours, at 42.8 days, + 14km)
TLE#59 (05-01-2008 10:53:37) 32,718 x 38,919 km (+ 2.0 hours, at 42.7 days, -  4km)
TLE#58 (05-01-2008 08:56:17) 32,722 x 38,942 km (+ 4.7 hours, at 42.6 days, - 10km)
TLE#56 (05-01-2008 04:12:03) 32,732 x 39,025 km (+ 5.9 hours, at 42.4 days, + 26km)
TLE#55 (04-30-2008 22:20:17) 32,706 x 39,086 km (+ 7.7 hours, at 42.2 days, +108km)
TLE#54 (04-30-2008 14:38:43) 32,598 x 39,086 km (+17.8 hours, at 41.9 days, +313km)
TLE#53 (04-29-2008 20:49:59) 32,285 x 39,398 km (+33.8 hours, at 41.1 days, - 17km)
TLE#52 (04-28-2008 10:59:43) 32,302 x 39,428 km (+66.2 hours, at 39.7 days, +436km)
TLE#50 (04-25-2008 16:48:00) 31,867 x 39,844 km (+  .4 hours, at 37.0 days, +  1km)
TLE#51 (04-25-2008 16:26:46) 31,866 x 39,844 km (+23.6 hours, at 37.0 days, +125km)
TLE#49 (04-24-2008 16:48:00) 31,742 x 39,996 km (+ 3.0 hours, at 36.0 days, + 82km)
TLE#48 (04-24-2008 13:48:32) 31,660 x 39,991 km (+34.6 hours, at 35.8 days, +291km)
TLE#47 (04-23-2008 03:14:51) 31,369 x 40,366 km (+30.1 hours, at 34.4 days, + 60km)
TLE#46 (04-21-2008 21:09:43) 31,309 x 40,411 km (+18.5 hours, at 33.2 days, +194km)
TLE#45 (04-21-2008 02:40:29) 31,115 x 40,623 km (+45.1 hours, at 32.4 days, +232km)
TLE#44 (04-19-2008 05:36:47) 30,883 x 40,871 km (+34.0 hours, at 30.5 days, +268km)
TLE#43 (04-17-2008 19:35:55) 30,615 x 41,065 km (+22.0 hours, at 29.1 days)
TLE#41 (04-16-2008 21:36:00) 30,594 x 41,101 km (+11.6 hours, at 28.2 days)
TLE#42 (04-16-2008 09:58:47) 30,531 x 41,110 km (+12.4 hours, at 27.7 days)
TLE#40 (04-15-2008 21:36:00) 30,507 x 41,115 km (+12.8 hours, at 27.2 days)
TLE#39 (04-15-2008 08:47:18) 30,387 x 41,123 km (+12.4 hours, at 26.6 days)
TLE#38 (04-14-2008 20:24:00) 30,345 x 41,133 km (+ 6.0 hours, at 26.1 days)
TLE#37 (04-14-2008 14:24:00) 30,244 x 41,132 km (+24.3 hours, at 25.9 days)
TLE#36 (04-13-2008 14:01:40) 30,244 x 41,142 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 24.9 days)
TLE#35 (04-13-2008 14:01:40) 30,245 x 41,151 km (+23.8 hours, at 24.9 days)
TLE#34 (04-12-2008 14:11:58) 30,007 x 41,174 km (+23.7 hours, at 23.9 days)
TLE#33 (04-11-2008 14:29:18) 29,861 x 41,195 km (+23.7 hours, at 22.9 days)
TLE#32 (04-10-2008 14:45:58) 29,864 x 41,198 km (+23.7 hours, at 21.9 days)
TLE#31 (04-09-2008 15:06:01) 29,723 x 41,211 km (+ 2.4 hours, at 20.9 days)
TLE#30 (04-09-2008 12:42:41) 29,623 x 41,226 km (+25.8 hours, at 20.8 days)
TLE#29 (04-08-2008 10:52:07) 29,622 x 41,228 km (+19.0 hours, at 19.7 days)
TLE#28 (04-07-2008 15:50:52) 29,622 x 41,228 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 18.9 days)
TLE#27 (04-07-2008 15:50:51) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+23.6 hours, at 18.9 days)
TLE#26 (04-06-2008 16:13:19) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+ 2.9 hours, at 17.9 days)
TLE#25 (04-06-2008 13:20:15) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+20.7 hours, at 17.8 days)
TLE#24 (04-05-2008 16:35:47) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+ 3.7 hours, at 17.0 days)
TLE#23 (04-05-2008 12:54:59) 29,622 x 41,228 km (+12.9 hours, at 16.8 days)
TLE#22 (04-05-2008 00:00:00) 29,624 x 41,227 km (+ 6.2 hours, at 16.3 days)
TLE#20 (04-04-2008 17:49:08) 30,207 x 41,363 km (+  .3 hours, at 16.0 days)
TLE#19 (04-04-2008 17:31:12) 25,710 x 41,156 km (+  .5 hours, at 16.0 days)
TLE#21 (04-04-2008 16:59:06) 29,456 x 41,232 km (+62.6 hours, at 16.0 days)
TLE#18 (04-02-2008 02:24:00) 17,361 x 41,067 km (+ 7.8 hours, at 13.4 days)
TLE#17 (04-01-2008 18:36:37) 17,362 x 41,064 km (+18.8 hours, at 13.0 days)
TLE#16 (03-31-2008 23:48:51) 17,362 x 41,069 km (+ 3.4 hours, at 12.3 days)
TLE#15 (03-31-2008 20:24:00) 17,363 x 41,066 km (+40.8 hours, at 12.1 days)
TLE#14 (03-30-2008 03:37:02)  7,387 x 40,988 km (+29.5 hours, at 10.4 days)
TLE#13 (03-28-2008 22:06:17)  7,386 x 40,989 km (+ 5.3 hours, at  9.2 days)
TLE#12 (03-28-2008 16:48:00)  7,388 x 40,988 km (+23.9 hours, at  9.0 days)
TLE#11 (03-27-2008 16:54:12)  7,392 x 40,992 km (+12.2 hours, at  8.0 days)
TLE#10 (03-27-2008 04:40:22)    468 x 40,744 km (+12.2 hours, at  7.5 days)
TLE# 9 (03-26-2008 16:26:42)    468 x 40,742 km (+ 1.9 hours, at  7.0 days)
TLE# 8 (03-26-2008 14:30:15)    469 x 40,742 km (+  .1 hours, at  6.9 days)
TLE# 7 (03-26-2008 14:24:00)    474 x 40,738 km (+33.7 hours, at  6.9 days)
TLE# 6 (03-25-2008 04:40:59)    463 x 38,996 km (+11.9 hours, at  5.5 days)
TLE# 5 (03-24-2008 16:48:00)    473 x 38,991 km (+11.3 hours, at  5.0 days)
TLE# 4 (03-24-2008 05:32:23)    463 x 36,484 km (+87.6 hours, at  4.5 days)
TLE# 3 (03-20-2008 13:54:34)    268 x 36,474 km (+ 8.9 hours, at   .9 days)
TLE# 2 (03-20-2008 04:58:00)    273 x 36,476 km (+11.5 hours, at   .5 days)
TLE# 1 (03-19-2008 17:30:29)    243 x 36,067 km (Original)
9/9/2004 - Original D11 Technical Info - FCC Filing:

http://svartifoss2.f...ment_key=-73809


10/10/2007 & 3/21/2008 - FCC Filings - D11 will transmit from 99.225° W.L. within 18.3-18.8 Ghz Range:

10/10/2007: "DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC has filed a modification application to relocate its DIRECTV 11 satellite from its currently assigned location at 99.2 W.L. to 99.225 W.L., and to operate DIRECTV 11 in the 29.25-29.5 GHz, 28.35-28.6 GHz frequencies for Earth-to-Space transmissions and the 18.3-18.8 GHz frequency band for Space-to-Earth transmissions."

3/21/2008: "On March 19, 2008, the Policy Branch granted with conditions DIRECTV Enterprises, Inc.'s request for modification for the DIRECTV 11 satellite. Accordingly, DIRECTV is authorized to relocate the DIRECTV 11 satellite from the 99.200° W.L. orbital location to the 99.225º W.L. orbital location and to operate at that location in the Ka-band (18.3-18.8/19.7-20.2 GHz (Downlink) and 28.35-28.60/29.25-30.00 GHz (Uplink)). This authorization is granted in accordance with the terms, conditions, and technical specifications set forth in the application, the attachment to the grant, and the Commission's rules."

http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-08-608A1.pdf

3/19/2008 - SeaLaunch Mission Page (Photo's Below): http://www.sea-launc...directv-11.html

3/19/2008 - Launch Video:

5/23/2008 - FCC Filings - D11 to conduct testing from 99.4° W.L. within 18.3-18.8 Ghz Range:

"On May 20, 2008, the Policy Branch granted with conditions DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC (DIRECTV) request for special temporary authority for a period of 30 days commencing on May 25, 2008, to operate the DIRECTV 11 satellite (Call Sign: S2640) from the 99.4° WL orbital location to conduct in-orbit testing using the 18.3-18.8 GHz (Space-to-earth) and 28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.25-29.5 (Earth-to-Space) and to conduct telemetry, tracking and control operations necessary to maintain the satellite at the 99.4° WL orbital location in accordance with the terms, conditions, and technical specifications set forth in DIRECTV’s application, the attachment to grant, and the Commission’s rules."


6/13/2008 - FCC Filings (from 10/31/2007) - Experimental 17/24 GHz BSS Communications Payload on DIRECTV 11:

"In order to help develop operational data on this band, DIRECTV has added to DIRECTV 11 an experimental payload operating in the 17.3-17.7 GHz (downlink) and 24.75-25.15 GHz (uplink) bands. It has been granted an STA to operate at 100.7° W.L. ± 0.3° in order to test the interaction of 17/24 GHz BSS and Direct Broadcast Satellite (“DBS”) operations in close proximity near 101° W.L."

https://fjallfoss.fc...tml?id=85637&x=
https://fjallfoss.fc...tml?id=89556&x=

7/1/2008 & 7/7/2008 - FCC Filing - Single Ka-band beam testing at 100.7°:

"DIRECTV .. hereby requests Special Temporary Authority ... to conduct in-orbit testing ... of a single Ka-band beam ... at the 100.7° W.L. orbital location for a period of approximately two days during the week of July 7-11."

http://fjallfoss.fcc...ent_key=-150543

"On July 7, 2008, the Satellite Policy Branch granted special temporary authority to DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC (DIRECTV) for a period of two days between July 7, 2008 and July 11, 2008, to conduct in-orbit testing of DIRECTV 11 satellite using the 29.437 GHz uplink (Earth-to-space) and 18.732 GHz downlink (space-to-Earth) frequencies at the 100.7 W.L. orbital location, using the Los Angeles downlink spot beam ..."

http://hraunfoss.fcc...A-08-1637A1.pdf


7/21/2008 - Press Release - DirecTV has taken on-orbit delivery of D11:

"The Boeing Company today announced that DIRECTV Inc. has taken on-orbit delivery of the DIRECTV 11 satellite ..."

http://www.boeing.co...080721b_nr.html

Tracking (Simulated): http://www.n2yo.com/?s=32729

Note: The n2yo site shows the simulated path of D11 based on the last D11 TLE. "Live Tracking" is not really "live", but rather an extrapolation based on the last TLE. Also, the n2yo site does not always have the latest TLE. There can be several hours before the n2yo site updates with the latest TLE, and there can be several days between official TLE's.

Tracking (Pictorial View): http://heavens-above...ed&alt=0&tz=EDT

Launch Photos:
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High Resolution: http://www.sea-launc.../dtv11-wide.jpg
Posted Image
High Resolution: http://www.sea-launc.../dtv11-tall.jpg[ATTACH]13761[/ATTACH]
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#3 OFFLINE   c152driver

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:55 PM

What happens to the upper stage after separation? Is it forever space junk?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:56 PM

Congrats to DirecTV and SeaLaunch.

Now it's in Boeings hands. Good Luck.
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#5 OFFLINE   MIAMI1683

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

Ok Boeing it's up to you. Good job Sea Launch
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

"signal strength" on our boxes for 99 #2



Nothing yet, should I call D*? :D

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

What kind of security do they have to prevent others from hijacking the satellite?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

I always wondered about that. Think they could point it to deep space and fire off the remaining fuel and get rid of it.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:59 PM

You'd need the secret code: 12345.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:01 PM

You'd need the secret code: 12345.

Shhhhh... The DISH guys might hear!

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:01 PM

You'd need the secret code: 12345.

Wrong. They changed it: 02468.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:02 PM

What kind of security do they have to prevent others from hijacking the satellite?


All the control commands are encrypted using ROT13. :D

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:02 PM

Just aim your remote at D11 and push 0 2 4 6 8 slowly...:up_to_som
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:03 PM

You'd need the secret code: 12345.


Isn't is 02468 after a restart? :lol:
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:03 PM

All the control commands are encrypted using ROT13. :D


no they triple encrypt using PGP :sure:
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:04 PM

Isn't is 02468 after a restart? :lol:


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:04 PM

Sea Launch did a great job with the launch. Their estimated Prelaunch orbit figures were either exact with actual orbit or only a difference of 2.8.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:05 PM

D* VP said they now have two months of tasks to do, guess we're looking at about the 60 mark before seeing new channels via D11.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:06 PM

May 20th?? Aww.....shucks...
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:08 PM

Congrats to Sea Launch. I can now stop refreshing http://www.navigon.net/sl/pictures/ and continued explaination to my co-workers about how excited I am about this rocket.

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