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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Dave, Jul 20, 2007.
Block-DM is adjusting its orientation for spacecraft separation.
Their coverage and technical explanations have been excellent!
Spacecraft separation in approximately 3 minutes.
Sorry most of this "tech" talk is over my head but my question is when D11 arrives in proper position what is the estimated time frame that it will take for it to be up and running at full steam?
Late-April to mid-May are the best estimates.
Thanks! Hopefully my locals (Des Moines) will be one of those new 75 markets.
Spacecraft separation confirmed . . . now if Boeing did their part, we're six weeks from more HD!
(And if not, I blame Tom )
Block-DM and Spacecraft separation completed.
Spacecraft separation is complete.
... now D11 is tumbling in space in the hope that someone from a ground station finds it and turns it on!
It is scary to think that our HD expansion depends on a properly calibrated antenna and someone that knows how to use it
I'm sure the good folks at Boeing will find her... and get her to stop tumbling...
They know what they are doing.
Well, in fairness, there's probably a "safe mode" in the satellite control system. If no signal is received within an orbit or so, it will probably stabilize itself and go into some sort of listening mode.
Next milestone at 9:48pm PDT tonight. Lookin' good!!!
Here's hoping that they remembered to put the batteries in and turn it on before they turned it over to be launched into orbit.
So that is it for the build up.... and the first part of the launch...
So off to the party... dinner... a new thread for the next chapter for D11