DIRECTV Satellite Discussion D-15 @103W

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  1. Jun 4, 2015 #461 of 812
    Ken984

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    Bossier...
    New TLE

    Name DIRECTV 15
    NORAD # 40663
    COSPAR designator 2015-026-A
    Epoch (UTC) 2015-06-04 14:09:40
    Orbit # at Epoch 13
    Inclination 0.120
    RA of A. Node 267.380
    Eccentricity 0.0015059
    Argument of Perigee 225.038
    Revs per day 1.00408658
    Period 23h 54m 08s (1434.13 min)
    Semi-major axis 42 126 km
    Perigee x Apogee 35 685 x 35 812 km
    BStar (drag term) 0.000000000 1/ER
    Mean anomaly 261.949
    Propagation model SDP4
    Element number / age 999 / 0 day(s)
    StdMag (MaxMag) / RCS N/A
    Diameters N/A
    Satellite group Geostationary



    1DIRECTV 15
    Lon 70.3635° W
    Lat 0.1216° S
    Alt (km) 35 731.800
    Azm 141.2°
    Elv 44.5°
    RA 14h 03m 30s
    Decl -5° 20' 47"
    Range (km) 37 392.250
    RRt (km/s) 0.005
    Vel (km/s) 3.077
    Direction Ascending
    Eclipse No
    MA (phase) 75.0° (53)
    TA 75.2°
    Orbit # 14
    Mag (illum) ? (83%)
    Constellation Vir
     
  2. Jun 4, 2015 #462 of 812
    bakers12

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    It's still looking like a June 12 arrival at 66.8 W for IOT at the earliest. I'm betting they won't drop it into a lower orbit to speed it up.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2015 #463 of 812
    Ken984

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    Another adjustment. Closer and closer.

    Name DIRECTV 15
    NORAD # 40663
    COSPAR designator 2015-026-A
    Epoch (UTC) 2015-06-05 11:54:10
    Orbit # at Epoch 14
    Inclination 0.114
    RA of A. Node 268.083
    Eccentricity 0.0015306
    Argument of Perigee 224.674
    Revs per day 1.00407206
    Period 23h 54m 09s (1434.15 min)
    Semi-major axis 42 127 km
    Perigee x Apogee 35 684 x 35 813 km
    BStar (drag term) 0.000000000 1/ER
    Mean anomaly 229.063
    Propagation model SDP4
    Element number / age 999 / 0 day(s)
    StdMag (MaxMag) / RCS N/A
    Diameters N/A
    Satellite group Geostationary


    1DIRECTV 15
    Lon 70.3171° W
    Lat 0.0110° N
    Alt (km) 35 698.580
    Azm 141.0°
    Elv 44.6°
    RA 06h 24m 39s
    Decl -5° 12' 08"
    Range (km) 37 352.301
    RRt (km/s) -0.002
    Vel (km/s) 3.080
    Direction Descending
    Eclipse No
    MA (phase) 320.2° (227)
    TA 320.1°
    Orbit # 14
    Mag (illum) ? (6%)
    Constellation Mon
     
  4. Jun 5, 2015 #464 of 812
    ladannen

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    For those like me that can't interpret the data and need visual reference....


    Screenshot_2015-06-05-19-24-37.png
     
  5. Jun 8, 2015 #465 of 812
    doctor j

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    Latest TLE essentially the same
    Slowly moving toward 66.8 in near GSO orbit.
    Simulation has it on slot 6/12 to 6/13

    Doctor j
     
  6. Jun 8, 2015 #466 of 812
    harsh

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    Glacially may be a better term than slowly. ;)
     
  7. Jun 8, 2015 #467 of 812
    MysteryMan

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    I thought Nick was the Grammar Police. :sure:
     
  8. Jun 8, 2015 #468 of 812
    lwilli201

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    Do glacers move at approximately 3.07 km/s (1.91 mi/s)?
     
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  9. Jun 8, 2015 #469 of 812
    bakers12

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

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    A new TLE is out. Orbitron is still estimating an arrival on Friday, June 12.

    1 40663U 15026A 15159.47807620 -.00000285 00000-0 00000+0 0 9993
    2 40663 000.1066 262.7379 0011436 235.6692 221.1156 01.00410949 161

    Name DIRECTV 15
    NORAD # 40663
    COSPAR designator 2015-026-A
    Epoch (UTC) 2015-06-08 11:28:25
    Orbit # at Epoch 16
    Inclination 0.107
    RA of A. Node 262.738
    Eccentricity 0.0011436
    Argument of Perigee 235.669
    Revs per day 1.00410949
    Period 23h 54m 06s (1434.10 min)
    Semi-major axis 42 126 km
    Perigee x Apogee 35 699 x 35 796 km
    BStar (drag term) 0.000000000 1/ER
    Mean anomaly 221.116
    Propagation model SDP4
    Element number / age 999 / 0 day(s)
    StdMag (MaxMag) / RCS N/A
    Diameters N/A
    Satellite group N/A
     
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  10. Jun 8, 2015 #470 of 812
    HoTat2

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    For more continuous tracking (still based on released TLEs of course). There is n2yo.com.

    http://www.n2yo.com/?s=40663

    Sent from my SGH-M819N using Tapatalk
     
  11. Jun 9, 2015 #471 of 812
    Ken984

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    Another update, slow but steady progress.

    Name DIRECTV 15
    NORAD # 40663
    COSPAR designator 2015-026-A
    Epoch (UTC) 2015-06-08 22:06:45
    Orbit # at Epoch 17
    Inclination 0.106
    RA of A. Node 262.725
    Eccentricity 0.0011200
    Argument of Perigee 237.362
    Revs per day 1.00405123
    Period 23h 54m 11s (1434.18 min)
    Semi-major axis 42 127 km
    Perigee x Apogee 35 702 x 35 796 km
    BStar (drag term) 0.000000000 1/ER
    Mean anomaly 19.663
    Propagation model SDP4
    Element number / age 999 / 0 day(s)
    StdMag (MaxMag) / RCS N/A
    Diameters N/A
    Satellite group Geostationary


    1DIRECTV 15
    Lon 68.7324° W
    Lat 0.1055° N
    Alt (km) 35 772.250
    Azm 138.8°
    Elv 43.7°
    RA 01h 33m 53s
    Decl -5° 04' 36"
    Range (km) 37 488.104
    RRt (km/s) -0.003
    Vel (km/s) 3.074
    Direction Descending
    Eclipse No
    MA (phase) 240.0° (170)
    TA 239.9°
    Orbit # 17
    Mag (illum) ? (25%)
    Constellation Cet
     
  12. Jun 9, 2015 #472 of 812
    camo

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    Whats the big intrigue with this? Who cares where its at, I just want some frigging locals.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2015 #473 of 812
    Renard

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    A question for you guys, do you know if the solar panels are deployed or not?
     
  14. Jun 9, 2015 #474 of 812
    HoTat2

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    Well you won't likely ever get them from this satellite. Unless for some reason DIRECTV wants to put them on CONUS transponders.

    As D15 has no spotbeam payloads for local channels.

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  15. Jun 9, 2015 #475 of 812
    HoTat2

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    Most certainly yes, and for a long time ....

    As there would be no other way to power the satellite's electrical system. The batteries would be long flat by now, having been heavily consumed by the launch and early orbit phase (LEOP) without recharging from the deployed solar panals relatively soon after.
    .

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  16. Jun 9, 2015 #476 of 812
    harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    With DIRECTV 14, the panels were deployed before the satellite fired its main thrusters for the first time.
     
  17. Jun 9, 2015 #477 of 812
    slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Where are you located? Are you in a market that Directv covers but too far to receive the locals they currently provide, or in a market that Directv doesn't cover at all?

    D14 added a lot of spotbeam capability but it is still in the process of getting all that enabled. Once they have it fully operational I think it is likely they'll use the Spaceway satellites to both cover markets that currently aren't covered and maybe introduce some wider beams to help expand coverage in some of those very large DMAs out west. So like HoTat2 said, D15 doesn't matter for your locals, but there's still a lot going on with D14 that may help this summer.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2015 #478 of 812
    Diana C

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    Typically, solar panels are deployed immediately after separation from the booster and/or mating ring.
     
  19. Ken984

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    Another TLE. Very small changes.

    Name DIRECTV 15
    NORAD # 40663
    COSPAR designator 2015-026-A
    Epoch (UTC) 2015-06-10 12:06:03
    Orbit # at Epoch 19
    Inclination 0.109
    RA of A. Node 263.749
    Eccentricity 0.0011294
    Argument of Perigee 237.231
    Revs per day 1.00405679
    Period 23h 54m 10s (1434.17 min)
    Semi-major axis 42 127 km
    Perigee x Apogee 35 702 x 35 797 km
    BStar (drag term) 0.000000000 1/ER
    Mean anomaly 230.918
    Propagation model SDP4
    Element number / age 999 / 0 day(s)
    StdMag (MaxMag) / RCS N/A
    Diameters N/A
    Satellite group Geostationary



    1DIRECTV 15
    Lon 68.1446° W
    Lat 0.0072° N
    Alt (km) 35 718.890
    Azm 138.2°
    Elv 43.2°
    RA 06h 12m 28s
    Decl -5° 11' 25"
    Range (km) 37 468.205
    RRt (km/s) -0.002
    Vel (km/s) 3.078
    Direction Descending
    Eclipse No
    MA (phase) 308.7° (219)
    TA 308.6°
    Orbit # 19
    Mag (illum) ? (5%)
    Constellation Mon
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Adjusting to equatorial orbit...
     

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