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DIRECTV-10 Launch Delayed?

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#1 OFFLINE   Nick


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:37 AM


How things can change in just one day. Earlier this week, reports from around the globe noted how the Proton-M rocket scheduled to launch DIRECTV's newest satellite had arrived at the launch site in Kazakhstan. But now, according to the news agency Kazakhstan Today, the launch of DIRECTV-10, originally set for June 20, has been postponed until sometime in July.

Kazakhstan Today reported that DIRECTV's plans to launch the new satellite were forced to change due to "foreign producers of the satellite ask(ing) to reschedule the date because of its preparation and transportation" to the launch site in Baikonur. The agency said an exact date for the launch would be determined once the satellite actually arrives.

DIRECTV-10 is the first of two satellites the DBS giant plans on launching to greatly expand its high-definition capacity. The satcaster has said once DIRECTV-10 and DIRECTV-11 are orbited, the company will have the ability to broadcast 1,500 local and 150 national HD channels.

As of press time, DIRECTV had not returned SkyREPORT's request for comment.

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#2 OFFLINE   noneroy



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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:52 AM

I'd rather them take their time and get it right instead of rushing it and have the damn thing blow up.

Seriously, what's a few more weeks? Get it right and put it up.

Sorry, I forgot this is an internet forum, I'll go back to being unreasonable now :lol: :lol:



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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:01 AM

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:48 AM

Please continue the discussion in the main thread about DirecTV-10
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#5 OFFLINE   ukor



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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:08 AM

Not sure if this has been posted yet or not. I just saw it on the news wires.


#6 OFFLINE   stiffi



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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:20 AM

I heard the Kazahk government has decided to keep the satellite to broadcast a new 24 hour Borat network!

sorry, I couldn't resist. :)

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