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


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#2781 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:26 AM

Big News coming!
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#2782 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:26 AM

Here you go ... http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=799841

"This is to inform you that the DirecTV 12/RB-2A satelitte arrived at the 76° W.L. orbital location today. DirecTV anticipates that it will begin in-orbit testing ("IOT") of DirecTV-12 on the morning of February 13. Although the timing for IOT of DirecTV RB-2A is less definite, DirecTV currently anticipates that process will begin the morning of March 3. As the dates and times become more precise, DirecTV will provide that information to the affected parties as required under the two STAs."


Edited by Sixto, 11 February 2010 - 11:40 AM.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:28 AM

Here you go ... http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=799841


WOW Great news! Thanks Sixto for all that you do.

#2784 OFFLINE   Hutchinshouse

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

Here you go ... http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=799841


What does “IOT” on March 3rd mean?

#2785 OFFLINE   texasmoose

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:30 AM

WOW Great news! Thanks Sixto for all that you do.


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#2786 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:33 AM

I was following along through the part about beginning IOT of D12 on 2/13. They lost me with the next part about IOT of RB-2A on 3/3. I don't know what RB-2A is or what that means.

IOT= in orbit testing correct?

#2787 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:35 AM

Here you go ... http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=799841

"This is to inform you that the DirecTV 12/RB-2A satelitte arrived at the 76° W.L. orbital location today. DirecTV anticipates that it will begin in-orbit testing ("IOT") of DirecTV-12 on the morning of February 13. Although the timing for IOT of DirecTV RB-2A is less definite, DirecTV currently anticipates that process will begin the morning of March 3. As the dates and times become more precise, DirecTV will provide that information to the affected parties as required under the two STAs."

Have added the text to the post.

WooHoo!
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#2788 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:36 AM

What does “IOT” on March 3rd mean?

D12 testing starts 2/13.

RB-2A (BSS) testing starts 3/3.
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#2789 OFFLINE   Hutchinshouse

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

D12 testing starts 2/13.

RB-2A (BSS) testing starts 3/3.


Thanks! All great news. :up:

#2790 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

D12 testing starts 2/13.

RB-2A (BSS) testing starts 3/3.


Can D12 give us HD while BSS is testing? I don't mind waiting, just curious.
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

Here you go ... http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=799841

"This is to inform you that the DirecTV 12/RB-2A satelitte arrived at the 76° W.L. orbital location today. DirecTV anticipates that it will begin in-orbit testing ("IOT") of DirecTV-12 on the morning of February 13. Although the timing for IOT of DirecTV RB-2A is less definite, DirecTV currently anticipates that process will begin the morning of March 3. As the dates and times become more precise, DirecTV will provide that information to the affected partied as required under the two STAs."


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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Here you go ... http://licensing.fcc...ment_key=799841

"This is to inform you that the DirecTV 12/RB-2A satelitte arrived at the 76° W.L. orbital location today. DirecTV anticipates that it will begin in-orbit testing ("IOT") of DirecTV-12 on the morning of February 13. Although the timing for IOT of DirecTV RB-2A is less definite, DirecTV currently anticipates that process will begin the morning of March 3. As the dates and times become more precise, DirecTV will provide that information to the affected partied as required under the two STAs."


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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Have added the text to the post.

WooHoo!

WOOHOO indeed!

That gives us a better idea of the time lines, not to mention confirmation that the D12 bird seems to be moving along just fine and will be in place beginning 2/13 for the start of testing.

It's all good news.
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#2794 OFFLINE   jefbal99

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Can D12 give us HD while BSS is testing? I don't mind waiting, just curious.


No testing is at 76W, operation will be at 103W
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:40 AM

I'm the idiot who doesn't understand what BSS testing even is.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:40 AM

If everything continues to go fine, are we still aiming for live beginning of April ?

#2797 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:42 AM

I'm the idiot who doesn't understand what BSS testing even is.

See post#1.
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#2798 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:43 AM

No testing is at 76W, operation will be at 103W


Oooh, I "assumed" it was put in 103 and tested. Thanks.
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:43 AM

I was following along through the part about beginning IOT of D12 on 2/13. They lost me with the next part about IOT of RB-2A on 3/3. I don't know what RB-2A is or what that means.

IOT= in orbit testing correct?


You've done a great job following things so far.

DIRECTV 12 appears as two satellite packages to the FCC. The Ka band package, for which DIRECTV has a clear license at 103°. And the new BSS band package that has conflict resolution to be done with Ciel.

DIRECTV has a US license for the BSS at 103° and called the license request RB-2 for now. (Rather than call it DIRECTV 13 since it didn't know what would be accepted and awarded.)

Since DIRECTV 12 has a BSS package, that does not fulfill the grant requirements of RB-2 at 103° by the way, DIRECTV called it RB-2A to distinguish with the FCC what this package is when seeking approvals.

Assuming the interference issues can be worked out with Ciel, DIRECTV will need to build and launch an RB-2 within 5 years that does meet all the requirements the FCC put on the grant.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:44 AM

If everything continues to go fine, are we still aiming for live beginning of April ?

Hopefully testing complete by mid-March, followed by 3 week drift to 103, then "live" within a few weeks after probably.
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