DIRECTV Satellite Discussion D-15 @103W

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  1. woj027

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    thanks. and thanks Slice

    more curiosity about limitations
     
  2. slice1900

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    D15 has no spotbeam capability, so it can only fulfill CONUS roles at 99/103.
     
  3. Tom Robertson

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    Thanks. That was my general sense as I hadn't done my normal research on this satellite.

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  4. HoTat2

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    That is, to be specific D15 has no LiL spotbeam capabilities. It does have dedicated spotbeams to mirror the CONUS+ xpndrs for Ka, Ku, and RDBS, payloads to Hawaii and PR.
     
  5. bobnielsen

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    No Alaska?
     
  6. inkahauts

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    I think the conus beams catch Alaska.
     
  7. HoTat2

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    Alaska is also covered by the footprint of the CONUS+ beam which covers the 48 contiguous states. Thus the "+" in the term "CONUS+"

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  8. doctor j

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    Final grant 5/20/2015

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/ib/forms/reports/swr031b.hts?q_set=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number/%3D/SATLOA2014082500094&prepare=&column=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number

    Arianespace launch review got a GREEN light


    ARIANESPACE FLIGHT VA223 / DIRECTV 15 & SKY Mexico 1
    THE LAUNCH READINESS REVIEW (RAL) took place in Kourou on Friday May 22, 2015 and authorized count-down operations for the DIRECTV 15 & SKY Mexico 1 launch.
    On the fourth launch of the year from the Guiana Space center in French Guiana, and the second with an Ariane 5, Arianespace will orbit 2 High Definition Direct To Home broadcast satellites: DIRECTV 15 for DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of television entertainment services, and SKY Mexico 1(SKYM-1) for SKY Mexico, the leading company in Mexican pay TV market.
    It will be launched from the Ariane launch complex N° 3 (ELA3), in Kourou, French Guiana.





    All set to go 5/27

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  9. woj027

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    from DrJ's link

    " DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC seeks authority to launch and operate the Ka-band payload of the DIRECTV 15 satellite at the nominal 103 WL orbital location, and to launch (but not operate) the 12/17 GHz DBS payload on the spacecraft."

    emphasis added.
     
  10. slice1900

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    That DBS payload they're talking about is the Ku payload, not the RDBS payload. That payload is referred to as RB-2A and will be filed under a separate LOA.
     
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  12. HoTat2

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    No, actually the RDBS payload on D15 is designated "RB-2" (S2712). RB-2A (S2796) is the limited four spotbeam RDBS payload on D12.

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  13. HoTat2

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    Mission Update:

    Ariane 5 carrying D15 and SKYM-1 is rolled out to launch complex ELA-3 ready for tomorrow's launch.

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    In position: Ariane 5 rolls out for Arianespace's dual-passenger mission tomorrow with DirecTV-15 and SKY México-1

    May 26, 2015 – Ariane Flight VA223

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    Riding atop its mobile launch table, Ariane 5 is moved to the Spaceport’s ELA-3 complex in preparation for Arianespace’s May 27 mission.

    Arianespace’s heavy-lift launcher has moved to its launch zone in French Guiana for the May 27 Ariane 5 flight with DirecTV-15 for DIRECTV and SKY México’s SKY México-1.
    During activity at the Spaceport today, Ariane 5 was transferred atop its mobile launch table from the Final Assembly Building – where payload integration occurred – to the dedicated ELA-3 launch complex.
    This step paves the way for tomorrow’s mission – designated Flight VA223 in Arianespace’s numbering system – which is planned to liftoff in a one-hour, 24-minute launch window that opens at 6:16 p.m. local time in French Guiana.
    As Flight VA223’s upper passenger, DirecTV-15 – built by Airbus Defence and Space – will be deployed first in the flight sequence at nearly 28 minutes after liftoff.
    Approximately 10 minutes later, the Orbital ATK, Inc.-produced SKY México-1 – which is riding in Ariane 5’s lower position – is to be separated, completing the flight sequence.
    Underscoring the company’s sustained operational pace at the Spaceport this year, Flight VA223 will be Arianespace’s fourth total launch in 2015 for its complete launcher family, following one previous mission each for Ariane 5, the medium-lift Soyuz and lightweight Vega.
     
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  14. inkahauts

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    Big day tomorrow.
     
  15. MysteryMan

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    Yup. I'm looking forward to watching tomorrow's launch.
     
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  16. HoTat2

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    Showing in the guide now on private network channel 9549, but like D14 and IS30 before, don't look for it to be open for regular subscriber veiwing.

    Don't know why DIRECTV keeps these launch telecasts private. Makes no sense ...

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  17. P Smith

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    keep fingers crossed
     
  18. Diana C

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    Imagine all the panicked calls from customers if the launch fails. :)
     
  19. alnielsen

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    Irrelivant since all that are interested can watch it from the ArianeSpace streaming video.
     
  20. damondlt

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    I highly doubt many Customers outside of DBSTALK have any clue this is even taking place.
     
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