DIRECTV Satellite Discussion D-15 @103W

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  1. Tom Robertson

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    Going toplesss: The satellites are now naked, the fairing is jettisoned roughly at altitude 100Km.
     
  2. Tom Robertson

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    Now the B-Roll about Kourou, filling until the next milestone. :)
     
  3. Tom Robertson

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    Main stage engine cut off, and fall off. The second stage now runs for 16 minutes.

    Phil Goswitz is on screen for a moment! Hi, Phil.

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  4. Tom Robertson

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    Now DIRECTV B-Roll. Cool, cool pictures of the satellite. Airbus' biggest satellite to-date.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Awesome piece they just did about D15
     
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  6. Tom Robertson

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    DIRECTV-15 is all alone now, having separated from Ariane-5 upper stage.

    Next step is for the sylda, the internal frame/shield/platform/fairing covering Sky Mexico-1 is jettisoned--Done.

    Then Sky Mexico-1 separates from the upper stage.
     
  7. Tom Robertson

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    The crowd goes wild! (By convention, the applause waits until the second satellite is separated from the launch vehicle. Both birds are away from the nest. :)

    Woohoo!

    Phil is looking very happy--they are both his responsibility. :)

    Peace,
    Tom
     
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  8. RAD

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    Dripping...
    That's one big satellite, especially when they showed the solar panels extended.
     
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  9. MysteryMan

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    Once again great coverage of another successful launch. Congratulations to everyone at DIRECTV!
     
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  10. lwilli201

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    All of this to get the satellite 1000 KM up. Only 34000 KM to go
     
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  11. HoTat2

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    Well, at least to raise the perigee point of the current orbit to that height. The apogee point is already that high for a geosynchronous transfer orbit the satellites are in. ..


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  12. Starchild

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    So glad after 19 years as a continuous Directv customer that I finally had the chance to watch and enjoy a live directv launch!!

    Congratulations to directv for such a successful launch and I am giddy with anticipation for the upcoming advances!!
     
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  13. inkahauts

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    Now if they could just fire it up tomorrow..... :lol: nice seeing another sat go up. In a few months when it's active things should be interesting.
     
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  14. doctor j

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    Uncertain if this is the correct TLE but matches past Arianespace launches with Payload A/B Sylvia and Stage 2 booster as A.B.C.D

    0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED_A
    1 40663U 15026A 15147.69481146 -.00000462 00000-0 00000+0 0 9992
    2 40663 004.3601 033.2077 7274442 176.6127 191.6672 02.28575149 02
    0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED_B
    1 40664U 15026B 15147.94306491 -.00000455 00000-0 00000+0 0 9992
    2 40664 004.3420 032.8659 7275998 177.1822 035.8010 02.27668907 07
    0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED_C
    1 40665U 15026C 15147.94697200 -.00000452 00000-0 00000+0 0 9991
    2 40665 004.4584 030.8236 7281102 178.9867 039.1655 02.28645797 06
    0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED
    1 40666U 15026D 15147.95162909 -.00000454 00000-0 00000+0 0 9998
    2 40666 004.2843 033.9241 7278934 176.0694 042.8303 02.27704468 00

    Let the tracking begin

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  15. doctor j

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    Name 0 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED_A
    NORAD # 40663
    COSPAR designator 2015-026-A
    Epoch (UTC) 2015-05-27 16:40:31
    Orbit # at Epoch 0
    Inclination 4.360
    RA of A. Node 33.208
    Eccentricity 0.7274442
    Argument of Perigee 176.613
    Revs per day 2.28575149
    Period 10h 29m 59s (629.98 min)
    Semi-major axis 24 343 km
    Perigee x Apogee 257 x 35 674 km
    BStar (drag term) 0.000000000 1/ER
    Mean anomaly 191.667
    Propagation model SDP4
    Element number / age 999 / 0 day(s)

    10 TBA - TO BE ASSIGNED_A
    Lon 118.0261° E
    Lat 1.9635° S
    Alt (km) 27 929.470
    Azm 318.4°
    Elv -56.6°
    RA 00h 12m 22s
    Decl -6° 48' 23"
    Range (km) 39 459.928
    RRt (km/s) 1.738
    Vel (km/s) 2.620
    Direction Ascending
    Eclipse No
    MA (phase) 89.9° (64)
    TA 156.3°
    Orbit # 1


    Orbitron Data
    Looks like the right launch!

    Really early DATA set
    Maybe SPACETRACK is as excited as I am about the D-15 launch :)

    Doctor j
     
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  16. inkahauts

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    Yes. I can't wait to see what d10 is doing in a year... I suspect they may do some sort of basic load balancing and keep it running, or sell it...
     
  17. shyvoodoo

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    I DVRed this launch and this is the first time I ever seen one of these and I must admit, it was pretty awesome!! The amount of work and precision that goes into these launches are impressive. I like the story from the commentator about why they launch satellites from The equator. Fascinating. Hats off to Directv!!


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  18. P Smith

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    hehe, you are, as a first timer, did an error: so far kudos going to Arianspace, not dtv. If you'll look into old thread about D10 launch,you'll know the sats could be not fully functioning and require "amelioration " and sometimes still suffer for its life...
     
  19. damondlt

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    Yes lots of things could still happen.
    But Arian made it past the major obstacle.
    Now it's Directv's turn.
     
  20. Sixto

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    Congrats to all involved within DirecTV and their partners. It sure is cool to now have all that bandwidth up there coming online soon. Very nice, certainly was a great looking launch.
     
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