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D10 Satellite TECH THREAD - HD Testing Schedule / Press Releases / Location


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#21 OFFLINE   MikeR7

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:33 PM

I'm guessing that the info is the same - but here is the link to Boeings 'official' press release.

http://www.boeing.co...070707d_nr.html

good news all around (unless your charlie I think)


I am sure that Harsh will have something really positive to say!:lol:

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#22 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:26 PM

Here's a site where you can track D10's location, http://www.n2yo.com/?s=31862

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:35 PM

Added Real-time location of D10 to 1st post (cool!): http://www.n2yo.com/?s=31862

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:58 PM

I am sure that Harsh will have something really positive to say!:lol:


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#25 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:07 PM

Once D10 is in its orbital slot (or before), will we be able to monitor anything relating to D10? Such as signal strength on a specific 103 deg transponder dedicated to D10?


Possibly. It is just outside of its normal location, you might get a blip--but, the receivers are likely told to ignore the transponders right now. So you'd need a Ka-lo band signal meter to see anything.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:13 PM

We don't need any more pix of Borat. The satellite has launched, is in orbit, he didn't help, too far OT. OK?

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:19 PM

Merged the thread "D10 is talking to us."

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:14 PM

Yes i like satellites... very much!

wish tehre was a way for me to insert a Borat picture.


Could we get this board delcared a Boring... er, Borat-free zone?

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:37 PM

Added Real-time location of D10 to 1st post (cool!): http://www.n2yo.com/?s=31862


Why is the altitude & speed going down so fast. shouldn't it be going up in altitude at least? I thought it was going to be at about 23,000 miles high.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:40 PM

Why is the altitude & speed going down so fast. shouldn't it be going up in altitude at least? I thought it was going to be at about 23,000 miles high.


Until it's gets to GTO the orbit is not circular so there will be variations in altitude.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:57 PM

Until it's gets to GTO the orbit is not circular so there will be variations in altitude.


Not to pick nits (well, it IS the internet so of course we pick nits), the satellite is in a GTO (geosynchronous transfer orbit). That orbit will be circularized into a GSO (geostationary or geosynchronous orbit) over the next several days or weeks slightly east of its final orbital longitude for testing, after which its orbit will be raised very sightly, which will allow its orbital period to increase every so slightly. That will have the effect of "drifting" the satellite westward to its final orbital slot, at which time its orbital period will be increased again to match the rotational rate of the earth.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:59 PM

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#33 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:04 PM

Not to pick nits (well, it IS the internet so of course we pick nits), the satellite is in a GTO (geosynchronous transfer orbit).



Thanks for clarifying, that's what I meant, just didn't say it.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:22 PM

No need to monitor for a satellite signal on your receiver for a couple of reasons:

1. It's not in it's operational orbital location (and won't be until testing is complete)

2. I'm sure the transponders haven't even been turned on yet. Until the batteries are fully charged and all of the bus systems have been checked out they will not bother with the payload (transponders).

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:48 PM

I know this is weird.... but I was watching the tracking site, and if its data are right, the altitude is decreasing rapidly! Gotta be wrong, right? Almost down to 10,000 miles. I checked Direct 9s, and that info seems correct. I'm sure it's wrong but it's freaking me out!!! :eek2:
Or are we really still that non-circular yet...

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:59 PM

Sounds/looks OK to me: http://www.daviddarl...edia/G/GTO.html

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:06 PM

Sounds/looks OK to me: http://www.daviddarl...edia/G/GTO.html


Yeah, I did some checking... this is why I don't do orbital mechanics for a living! :rolleyes:
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:07 PM

Thanks for the realtime tracking I will be sure to add it to my other programs.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:39 PM

It will be about 22,500 miles up when it is in perment location. It is only about 16,000 miles right now. It has a way to go. All future manuvers will be done by the SC internal propultions systems.
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:01 AM

It will be about 22,500 miles up when it is in perment location. It is only about 16,000 miles right now. It has a way to go. All future manuvers will be done by the SC internal propultions systems.

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