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DIRECTV Satellite Discussion D-14 @99W

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2012 #461 of 3078
    bobnielsen

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    longrider

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    Viglink strikes again :( I was able to get the first document (attached here) but no luck on the second
     
  3. Mar 5, 2012 #463 of 3078
    harsh

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    Looks like they're scrambling to get the horse back in front of the cart.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 #464 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    Oh ... so I guess that answers the question then to the strange omissions of any FCC licensing requests filings by DIRECTV for the Ka-band payload to be placed aboard D14/RB-1

    They simply haven't made any yet for the reasons cited. Duh ... :lol:

    It also shows D14/RB-1 is definitely destined for 99W.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 #465 of 3078
    Sixto

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    Few other interesting goodies as well ...

    DirecTV Ku-79W:
    DIRECTV hereby applies for authority to launch and operate a geostationary Ku-band spacecraft, at the nominal 79 W.L. orbital location, which has recently become available for licensing.

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=940873

    There's also a bunch more that references 97W but the doc is 79W, I think ...

    Schedule-S for 97W:
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 #466 of 3078
    RAD

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    Sounds like they're mainly needing this for coverage in Mexico and for more HD channels in the US international packages. Can't see DIRECTV wanting to have to add 79W to the core US customer base with all the dishs that would need to be replaced.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 #467 of 3078
    Sixto

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    Yep, looks that way ...

    It came from:
    INFORMATIVE

    SES Americom previously operated the AMC-2 space station (Call Sign 2134) at the 78.95° W.L. orbital location using the 3700-4200 MHz (space-to-Earth), 5925-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space), 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands and the AMC-5 space station (Call Sign S2156) at the 79.10° W. L. orbital location using the 11.7-12.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 14.0-14.5 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands. Both space stations now operate at different orbital locations. See IBFS File Nos.SAT-MOD-20111025-00209 and SAT-STA-20111017-00205 for Call Sign S2134, and IBFS File Nos. SAT-MOD-20110929-00192 and SAT-STA-20110929-00191 for Call Sign S2156.

    The frequency bands previously authorized on the AMC-2 space station (Call Sign S2134) at the 78.95° W.L. orbital location and on the AMC-5 space station (Call Sign S2156) at the 79.10° W. L. orbital location are now available for reassignment pursuant to the Commission's first-come, first-served licensing process effective 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. At that time, applicants may file applications for new space stations, market access by non-U.S. licensed space stations, modifications to licensed space stations, or amendments to pending applications taking this announcement into account. Applications filed prior to this date and time will be dismissed as premature without prejudice to refiling.​
     
  8. Mar 5, 2012 #468 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    Sixto, that link to a Schedule S document is for a 48 transponder Ka-band with a solely CONUS beam bird using circular polarization.

    DIRECTV KU-97W is to be a 24 transponder Ku-bander with linear polarization and Mexican and CONUS beams.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2012 #469 of 3078
    Sixto

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    Hmmm. Let me check. Been running around today, and I didn't read any of it yet, saw it, posted, and ran. Will look.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2012 #470 of 3078
    Sixto

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    That's the Schedule-S under 97W, not 79W. Will continue to look.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2012 #471 of 3078
    HoTat2

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    OK,

    I think that was the purposed one for a Ka-band bird at 97W discussed earlier in this thread which as since been abandoned.

    Many thanks though for weeding through the confusing maze of FCC filings and posting whatever you can find on this stuff so far.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2012 #472 of 3078
    LameLefty

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    Sixto

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    Cool. Hadn't seen that thread. Subscribed now. :) Thanks.

    Then really just the new RB-1 info for here.
     
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    Sixto

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    harsh

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    Easier to beg for forgiveness? Never let it be said that DIRECTV didn't rush D12.
     
  16. Mar 19, 2012 #476 of 3078
    bobnielsen

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    Not really forgiveness, just reflecting the ex post facto status regarding the revised regulation.

    I wonder if Directv is finally planning to use RB-2A for something :confused:
     
  17. Mar 19, 2012 #477 of 3078
    P Smith

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    IMO, it's good sign of lit it on soon.
     
  18. May 9, 2012 #478 of 3078
    LameLefty

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    Apologies in advance if the link is wonky - you know how it is with the FCC IBFS database.

    Anyway, it looks like the end of the road for Directv 1R. It's been at the nominal 110ºW slot for awhile but now looks as though it will be raised to a disposal orbit in another 60 days or so.

    October 1999 - July 2012 - Not a bad run for the old bird.

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number
     
  19. May 9, 2012 #479 of 3078
    Laxguy

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    Is that about average? Is it technological obsolescence or mechanical?
     
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    dpeters11

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    I think it was rated for a 15 year lifespan. Several years ago it was providing locals for some of the small DMAs, I don't think it was handling anything else at that time (about 2007).
     

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