DIRECTV Satellite Discussion DLA-1 @95W

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  1. Oct 16, 2014 #41 of 214
    slice1900

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    I assume the launch window is what allows them to hold the countdown at 3 minutes or whatever while they check on something and then resume the countdown where they left off? So long as the hold doesn't exceed the length of the launch window, they're fine?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2014 #42 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Yeah, in general something to that effect;

    From my understanding, launch windows for commercial satellite launches like this anyway, is the time allotted for the launch to properly and safely take place due to possible variances in the countdown from things like technical glitches, weather conditions, availability of ground resources, down range air and ground clearance, availability of lighting (if needed) etc.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2014 #43 of 214
    P Smith

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    And very important "safe corridor" to payloads and second stage of the vehicle from ground to destination.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2014 #44 of 214
    alnielsen

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    The broadcast for the launch is on 9551 and starts at 4pm EDT.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2014 #45 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Nice ...

    I'm mildly surprised DIRECTV is even bothering to openly broadcast it here in the states considering that this satellite is only relevant to their Latin American service.

    Anyway, also for those interested and not near their TVs, as a reminder the webcast from Arianespace for the launch is here;

    http://www.arianespace.tv/

    Begins at about 4:45 PM EST about 15 min before the opening of the launch window at 5:00 PM EST.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2014 #46 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Appears to be at 4:30 PM EST
     
  7. Oct 16, 2014 #47 of 214
    peds48

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    I am getting 721 on this channel. :(
     
  8. Oct 16, 2014 #48 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Same here ....

    Guess DIRECTV isn't going to let regular subs. see after all .... :(
     
  9. Oct 16, 2014 #49 of 214
    peds48

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    Does the broadcast starts at 5, or is the take off at five? I am not getting any feed from the live webcast
     
  10. Oct 16, 2014 #50 of 214
    HoTat2

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    On to the PC to watch the web-cast then

    The web-cast is supposed to start at 4:45 PM which is 15 min. before the 1 hr. and 15 min launch window begins at at 5:00 EST
     
  11. Oct 16, 2014 #51 of 214
    HoTat2

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    It's on now ...
     
  12. Oct 16, 2014 #52 of 214
    peds48

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    Thanks! Watching now
     
  13. Oct 16, 2014 #53 of 214
    alnielsen

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    I'm not getting either Directv 9551 or Arianespace streams.

    edit: I've now got the internet stream.
     
  14. Oct 16, 2014 #54 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Oh well ... in a hold at T-7 sec. right before the beginning of the "automated sequence" due to what looks like weather problems
     
  15. Oct 16, 2014 #55 of 214
    alnielsen

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    It should be a spectacular night launch now.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2014 #56 of 214
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    Wonder what the status board "no-go" red light on the IS30/DLA-1 satellite is about?
     
  17. Oct 16, 2014 #57 of 214
    peds48

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    Not to jinx this, but if things go sour, (weather) can they cancel the launch?
     
  18. Oct 16, 2014 #58 of 214
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  19. Oct 16, 2014 #59 of 214
    alnielsen

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    I guess it will go now.
     
  20. Oct 16, 2014 #60 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Yep, here we go ...
     

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