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#8126 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:00 PM

If the mayans were so smart how come they arent around anymore ?


How can they of missed the weather that killed them off?

Any ways other have said dates like 2000 / 2001

2019, 2038 are also ones.

and Don't forget about the big question with if we stated on 0000 or 0001 and even them there may be 5 years lag time as well.
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#8127 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:06 PM

While the Mayan calendar is a very interesting one, there are actually more than the one reference in Mayan sites. Only one of the calendars was not continued past 12/21/2112, the others go millennium beyond 2112.

It also makes for a good movie story--even if the execution isn't so great.

Anyway, let's drop that sidebar and go :backtotop.

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#8128 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:35 PM

We have Liftoff!

New TLE:
Name			DirecTV-12
NORAD #			36131
Epoch (UTC)		05-04-2010 04:32:39
Orbit # at Epoch	134
Inclination		0.085
RA of A. Node		60.602
Eccentricity		0.0013857
Argument of Perigee	253.640
Revs per day		0.99591243
Period			24h 05m 54s (1445.90 min)
Semi-major axis		42 357 km
Perigee x Apogee	35 920 x 36 037 km
Element number / age	171 / 0 day(s)

Lon			87.7679° W
Lat			0.0352° N
Alt (km)		35 999.660

[B][U] # [/u] [u] Date[/u] [u]GMT  [/u] [u]Perigee[/u]  [u]Apogee[/u] [u]  Gap [/u] [u]Chg-Hrs[/u] [u]  Day  [/u] [u]  Long  [/u] [u]  Lat  [/u] [u]Inclin[/u][/B]
171 05-04 04:32 35,920 x 36,037    117+114.46H 126.17D  87.77°W  0.04°N  0.09°
170 04-29 10:05 35,777 x 35,796     19 +24.24H 121.40D  76.03°W  0.06°S  0.09°
169 04-28 09:50 35,776 x 35,797     21 + 7.49H 120.39D  76.03°W  0.05°S  0.09°
168 04-28 02:20 35,779 x 35,795     16 +19.15H 120.08D  76.01°W  0.05°N  0.08°
167 04-27 07:12 35,778 x 35,795     17 + 1.98H 119.28D  75.99°W  0.01°S  0.08°

[URL="http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=164555"]Post#1[/URL] has the complete history. The last 5 updates are above.

Edited by Sixto, 04 May 2010 - 04:48 PM.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:37 PM

New TLE on the WAY! Updating!


Niceeeeeeeeee....
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#8130 OFFLINE   tc3400

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:38 PM

It's on the way>>>>>>>>>

#8131 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:40 PM

It's drifting baby!
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#8132 OFFLINE   LameLefty

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:41 PM

Excellent! Check out that orbital period - almost 10 minutes longer than a sidereal day. Drift underway! :up:

Edited by LameLefty, 04 May 2010 - 04:55 PM.
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#8133 OFFLINE   T-Hefner

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:41 PM

It's drifting baby!


Wooooo...Yeah, Its already at 87 ....

Nice call Sixto on the brake in TLE's ..... You were right...Good things were in the making!!!

Time to jump on the HD train!!! :D
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#8134 OFFLINE   George_T

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:42 PM

Drifting, Drifting, Drifting the night away!!! :)

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#8135 OFFLINE   slimoli

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:48 PM

How many days from 87 to 103 ?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:50 PM

How many days from 87 to 103 ?


Let's see... roughly 5 days from 76 to 87 (11 degrees) and 16 degrees to go... I'd say another week, which would fit exactly into Sixto's "two week" drift time prediction.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:50 PM

I ought to take a mid-day nap more often! What a pleasant surprise on an otherwise crap day.
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#8138 OFFLINE   spear61

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:51 PM

Smoking along at about 2.5 degrees per day. They are not messing around in the slow lane.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:53 PM

What a great day, Saving Private Ryan on Blu-Ray, and we're drifting! Won't be long now!
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#8140 OFFLINE   dirtyblueshirt

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:59 PM

So, with D12 and E14 both drifting to position... it's a race to see who gets on service first!

(I have my bets on D12 since at last report, E14 has further to drift)
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#8141 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:00 PM

Yippee!!

Is my math fubared, or am I really getting about 11 days to make the trip based on degrees moved divided by hours since last TLE. . . . then divide total degrees to move by the the result of step 1?

Edited by georule, 04 May 2010 - 05:06 PM.


#8142 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

I guess this is the part where i get to say to Chicken Little....I told you so... :D
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#8143 OFFLINE   Maleman

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

*sigh* finally concrete good news....goooooo D12 Gooooo! :)

#8144 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:05 PM

I guess this is the part where i get to say to Chicken Little....I told you so... :D

You can only say that to the worst Chicken Littles who proclaimed D12 to be space junk. Pretty much nobody actually thought that would be the case.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:05 PM

How will our dishes keep a lock on it if it is drifting?
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

How will our dishes keep a lock on it if it is drifting?

You haven't upgraded to the Slimline 6 motorized dish with 16 channel SWM? What's wrong with you?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

How will our dishes keep a lock on it if it is drifting?

You won't...until its parked at 103 - catch my drift. :D
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#8148 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:07 PM

According to Orbitron, with current TLE data, will reach 103° on 5/10/2010.

Then it needs to get back to Geostationary, thus much more tuning of the orbit, over several days, but it's moving quickly.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:07 PM

If the story pans out like it meant to be, the rabbit won't notice the turtle until it is too late:)

Can we ask the rabbit does not jump in? Otherwise the ending will be illogical:)

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:09 PM

You haven't upgraded to the Slimline 6 motorized dish with 16 channel SWM? What's wrong with you?


I have a 16 channel multi switch but no motor on my dish. I know, I'll have my wife periodically go up and adjust it. :hurah:
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