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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 6, 2007.
Enough about other providers...
I completely agree!. I have been a project manager on a number of different energy related projects. You can have 19 sub tasks going perfectly, and there always seems to be one that has some problem that prevents the next total project phase from starting until all those 20 are compete. It is called "critical path". To use a house building analogy. if the concrete sub makes a mistake on the foundations and has to do it over again, the framing, wiring, plumbing and roof are going to slip their start dates.
Getting D!0 in orbit, tested, and running is an orders of magnitude more complex task than building a house. So I too am impressed! I
We will soon forget any few days plus or minus on the actual start up date after D10 is working.
However, I expect the gripe then will be why they turn on only 75 HD channels instead of 100! I will be happy with even 10 more!
Now lets hope the debries from the sat that China blew out of the sky dosnt hit our sats.
1 31862U 07032A 07225.44284220 -.00000104 00000-0 10000-3 0 546
2 31862 000.1368 284.3947 0016252 024.9200 068.4414 01.00196347 390
just got these i think they r newer than what has been posted
Nope, sorry. Those are the previous set.
Current as of 1245 cdt, its hangning out right around 102.6....very good!!
Lon 102.6366° W
Lat 0.0435° S
Alt (km) 35 808.170
RA 08h 25m 15s
Decl -5° 18' 39"
Range (km) 37 033.255
RRt (km/s) 0.000
Vel (km/s) 3.073
MA (phase) 189.0° (134)
Orbit # 40
Mag (illum) ? (4%)
And so it finally looks to have reached a point it can park. Now as fae as e* goes :-( good for them but can't wait for D10 to come alive and start sending programming.
Is this where it should be for testing?
I think the testing slot is 102.885 or something like that?
Still going a little N & S of the equator on the orbit I see from the last 2 TLEs, but looking good regardless.
Testing slot is 102.6
They got permission to move Spaceway 1 to 102.885 temporarily to give D10 some room for testing.
I'm pretty sure the test slot is 102.6. 102.885 is where Spaceway 1 is located during the testing IIRC. I'd have to look that up to be positive.
Test slot is 102.6W, final operational slot is 102.8W.
Per my tracking software, it's currently at 102.79W as of 1:45 CDT, but that said, I'm pretty sure that there are are more tweaks to come today, one to circularize further and another to knock most of the remaining inclination out - they may combine those maneuvers into one or do them separately, but either way I think new TLEs tonight or tomorrow will show one or both of those numbers lower still.
Where can I find info about this. I've googled and haven't returned any info.
LonghornXP over at the other guys site had a pipeline into what was going on when he lived down in FL. It was some posts from him that provided that information. I asked him recently if he ever found out exactly what the problem was but he never could get a clear answer, guess Boeing didn't want to say they messed up and look bad.
Are they still on schedule for the launch of new HD channels in 3-4 weeks?
As of right now all signs look good for new HD channels launching some time next month. There has been a lot of rumored dates next month as early as the very beginning to as late as about the 3rd week of September.
Ok spoke with my firned this afternoon and they havn't been told of any changes in the timel;ine. They are extremely bust down in S. Fla and he has been told by mid-month. Originally he was told by the 9th if possible but who kows if that is possible. He also said they are giving a lot of stuff away right now for new customers but after d10 goes live it will change quite a bit.
Make sure you all get your esata drive soon.. gonna be a shortage in a month :lol:
Let's also keep in mind that a rocket blew up on the pad at the original launch company; not only did they have to negotiate a launch with another party, but then they had to change everything - new launch vehicle, new mating mechanisms, shipped to a different part of the world, and of course - a very different launch trajectory.
Way to go team!! This sort of planning & coordination is what makes DirecTV so great. I can say - truthfully - that when DirecTV sets a hard date, they always seem to make it.
I know there are a lot of incredibly passionate people at DirecTV and I'm looking forward to reaping the benefits of their hard work! (Even more than I am already ...)