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Sixto Report-D11 Status: In Operation July 31, 2008

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  1. Mar 19, 2008 #1 of 6958
    Earl Bonovich

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    Now that the SeaLaunch segment is complete...

    Let's restart the discussion here... and continue tracking D11 until we see the "signal strength" on our boxes for 99 #2

    Edit: (tom robertson) D11 is live, sending test signals, will have MPEG4 versions of MPEG2 HD channels July 31 and new channels starting August 14!

    [strike]Latest Official "Estimated" go live date is 3Q of 2008.[/strike]
     
  2. Mar 19, 2008 #2 of 6958
    Sixto

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    Synopsis updated 7/31/2008 - Orbit Location (TLE) dated 8/1/2008

    Status of the DirecTV-11 (D11) Satellite:
    • D11 is parked and "live".
    • On 7/31/2008, the 9 legacy HD channels are MPEG4 (Ka) on D11:
      • 206/73 - ESPN HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 720p
      • 209/72 - ESPN2 HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 720p
      • 245/75 - TNT HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
      • 259/74 - Universal HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
      • 281/76 - HD Theater (was Discovery HD Theater) MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
      • 306/79 - HDNet MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
      • 501/70 - HBO East HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
      • 537/71 - Showtime East HD MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
      • 552/78 - HDNet Movies (a,u) MPEG4(Ka)/MPEG2(Ku) 1080i
    • On 8/14/2008, expecting that there will be 35 new HD channels. Informed analysis seems to indicate 12 new full-time RSN's, 6 new HD PPV, and 17 new national HD including Showtime Extreme HD, Showtime Showcase HD, Planet Green HD, and ABC Family HD.
    Progress of DirecTV-11:
    • On 3/19/2008, DirecTV-11 launched from the equator via SeaLaunch towards a circular "geostationary orbit" (35,786km altitude at the equator) at the "test" location of 99.4°. After launch, the satellite was in an elliptical (non-circular) orbit at the equator with a low (perigee) altitude of 243km and a high (apogee) altitude of 36,067km.
    • From 3/19/2008 thru late-May, the low point of D11's orbit (the "perigee") was raised day-by-day to the geostationary altitude of 35,786km, while at the same time conserving fuel throughout the process.
    • On 5/25/2008 (Day#67), D11 arrived at the 99.4° geostationary "test" location. Testing was expected at 99.4° for up to 30 days.
    • On 6/13/2008 (Day#86), D11 arrived at a 2nd test location (at 100.7°) to test an "experimental BSS payload" for the interaction of 17/24 GHz BSS with regular operations at 101°.
    • On 7/7/2008 (Day#109), the FCC approved a two day test (between 7/7/2008-7/11/2008) to conduct an in-orbit spot beam test at 100.7°.
    • Until 7/18/2008 (Day#120), D11 was testing an "experimental BSS payload" for up to 120 days (from 5/15/2008) at 100.7° (details in FCC Filing 6/13/2008 below).
    • On 7/21/2008 (Day#123), Boeing announced that DirecTV had taken on-orbit delivery of D11.
    • On 7/21/2008 (Day#123), D11 reached the 99.2° location with D11 listed in the HD receiver satellite transponder signal strength screens as "99(c)" on the HR2x DVR's and "99(a)" on the H2x receivers.
    • On 7/22/2008 (Day#124), D11 began transmitting a solid signal on all 14 national transponders (1-14) and transponder tuning/tweaking is underway.
    • On 7/26/2008 (Day#128), it appears that 40 hidden "test" channels are now transmitting from D11: the 9 Legacy HD channels, 8 HD DNS (East & West), 1 "Movie's Now", 12 HD RSN's now full-time, 6 PPV HD and 2 other HD (Toon, MSG) moving from D10, and 2 new HD (Fox News HD, ABC Family HD). "Test" channels are only viewable with special engineering cards.
    • On 7/28/2008, DirecTV announced the initial D11 rollout plan (http://directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=P4800004). By the end of July, the 9 legacy HD channels will be available in Ka MPEG4.
    • On 7/28/2008, DirecTV announced 44 new HD Local-in-Local Markets: http://directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPage.jsp?assetId=P4800002
    • Awaiting new national HD channels on 8/14/2008.
    • The current DirecTV HD listing can be found here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1191378#post1191378
    • Please post any questions to this thread. There are some very smart and knowledgeable experts lurking ... :)
    Possible plans for DirecTV-11 (original):
    • Balancing of HD channels between DirecTV-10 (D10) and DirecTV-11 (D11)
    • Movement of the 9 Legacy Ku MPEG2 national HD channels to Ka MPEG4
      • 74 - Universal HD
      • 78 - HDNet Movies
      • 79 - HDNet
      • 206/73 - ESPN HD
      • 209/72 - ESPN2 HD
      • 245/75 - TNT HD
      • 281/76 - HD Theater (was Discovery HD Theater)
      • 501/70/509 - HBO East HD
      • 537/71/543 - Showtime East HD
    • Add additional HBO HD premium channels (per the previous HBO announcement)
    • All of the future premium sports packages will be Ka MPEG4 (ex: Sunday Ticket, ...)
    • East and West HD DNS' all to Ka MPEG4 (West MPEG4 "live" now on Ku)
    • 99 - PPV HD (MPEG2) eventually shut down
    • A few HD channels may be waiting for D11 to be fully tested before added to D10
    • Many more HD channels will be available (Travel Channel HD, Fox News HD, more HD movie premiums, ...)
    • New HD VOD options (pre-downloaded content to DirecTV managed harddisk space)
    • Many more HD Local-In-Local (at least 121 HD LIL's by year-end 2008 - 88% of the U.S.)
    Two Line Element (TLE) Format:
    A NORAD two-line element (TLE) set consists of two 69-character lines of data which describe in detail a spacecraft's trajectory around the earth. Calculated and published by the U.S. government regularly.

    http://celestrak.com/columns/v04n03/

    http://www.space-track.org/tle_format.html)​

    Current D11 TLE & Orbital History:
    Code:
    DirecTV-11(TLE135)
    1 32729U 08013A   08214.23405301 -.00000141  00000-0  00000+0 0  1356
    2 32729 000.0208 092.0612 0001405 133.9712 069.1766 01.00270629  1464
    
    NORAD #			32729
    COSPAR designator	2008-013-A  
    Epoch (UTC)		08-01-2008 05:37:02
    Orbit # at Epoch	146
    Inclination		0.021
    RA of A. Node		92.061
    Eccentricity		0.0001405
    Argument of Perigee	133.971
    Revs per day		1.00270629
    Period			23h 56m 06s (1436.10 min)
    Semi-major axis		42 165 km
    Perigee x Apogee	35 781 x 35 793 km
    Element number / age	135 / 0 day(s)
    
    Lon			99.2163° W
    Lat			0.0243° S
    Alt (km)		35 784.310
    
    [U]Perigee(bottom of orbit) x Apogee(top of orbit) - Target is 35,786 x 35,786 km (Circular)[/U]
    TLE#135(08-01-2008 05:37:02) 35,781 x 35,793 km (+47.1 hours,at 134.5 days,  99.22°)
    TLE#134(07-30-2008 06:33:57) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+47.6 hours,at 132.5 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#133(07-28-2008 06:57:49) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+19.5 hours,at 130.6 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#132(07-27-2008 11:26:19) 35,779 x 35,795 km (+27.4 hours,at 129.7 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#131(07-26-2008 08:01:32) 35,779 x 35,794 km (+ 0.0 hours,at 128.6 days,  99.20°)
    TLE#130(07-26-2008 08:01:32) 35,767 x 35,783 km (+113.6hours,at 128.6 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#129(07-21-2008 14:24:00) 35,778 x 35,794 km (+147.6hours,at 123.9 days,  99.21°)
    TLE#128(07-15-2008 10:46:32) 35,785 x 35,787 km (+96.6 hours,at 117.7 days, 100.68°)
    TLE#129(07-11-2008 10:11:30) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+22.0 hours,at 113.7 days, 100.73°)
    TLE#127(07-10-2008 12:13:58) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+25.1 hours,at 112.8 days, 100.72°)
    TLE#126(07-09-2008 11:08:35) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+22.1 hours,at 111.7 days, 100.72°)
    TLE#125(07-08-2008 13:01:34) 35,787 x 35,787 km (+ 5.8 hours,at 110.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#124(07-08-2008 07:15:17) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+47.5 hours,at 110.6 days, 100.71°)
    TLE#123(07-06-2008 07:42:35) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+48.8 hours,at 108.6 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#122(07-04-2008 06:55:23) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+19.9 hours,at 106.6 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#121(07-03-2008 10:59:40) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+46.7 hours,at 105.7 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#120(07-01-2008 12:15:56) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+26.4 hours,at 103.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#119(06-30-2008 09:54:50) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+45.4 hours,at 102.7 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#118(06-28-2008 12:32:34) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+27.6 hours,at 100.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#117(06-27-2008 08:55:40) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+44.0 hours, at 99.6 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#116(06-25-2008 12:58:19) 35,784 x 35,790 km (+ 4.9 hours, at 97.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#115(06-25-2008 08:06:13) 35,783 x 35,791 km (+20.0 hours, at 97.6 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#114(06-24-2008 12:07:52) 35,784 x 35,791 km (+22.9 hours, at 96.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#113(06-23-2008 13:11:09) 35,781 x 35,791 km (+ 8.0 hours, at 95.8 days, 100.69°)
    TLE#112(06-23-2008 05:12:38) 35,782 x 35,791 km (+ 1.7 hours, at 95.5 days, 100.68°)
    TLE#111(06-23-2008 03:28:49) 35,782 x 35,791 km (+12.4 hours, at 95.4 days, 100.68°)
    TLE#110(06-22-2008 15:07:36) 35,781 x 35,791 km (+50.1 hours, at 94.9 days, 100.69°)
    TLE#109(06-20-2008 12:58:38) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+51.8 hours, at 92.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#108(06-18-2008 09:13:27) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+42.3 hours, at 90.7 days, 100.69°)
    TLE#107(06-16-2008 14:56:50) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+25.7 hours, at 88.9 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#106(06-15-2008 13:13:20) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+ 1.3 hours, at 87.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#105(06-15-2008 11:58:07) 35,783 x 35,790 km (+19.6 hours, at 87.8 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#104(06-14-2008 16:20:15) 35,784 x 35,789 km (+25.9 hours, at 87.0 days, 100.70°)
    TLE#103(06-13-2008 14:24:00) 35,790 x 35,800 km (+28.5 hours, at 85.9 days, 100.69°)
    TLE#102(06-12-2008 09:52:32) 35,796 x 35,839 km (+ 1.4 hours, at 84.7 days, 100.59°)
    TLE#101(06-12-2008 08:27:28) 35,800 x 35,858 km (+18.0 hours, at 84.6 days, 100.58°)
    TLE#100(06-11-2008 14:29:40) 35,801 x 35,858 km (+53.0 hours, at 83.9 days, 100.08°)
    TLE#99 (06-09-2008 09:30:24) 35,787 x 35,788 km (+41.5 hours, at 81.7 days,  99.48°)
    TLE#98 (06-07-2008 16:01:47) 35,786 x 35,789 km (+13.1 hours, at 79.9 days,  99.47°)
    TLE#97 (06-07-2008 02:57:49) 35,786 x 35,789 km (+ 7.1 hours, at 79.4 days,  99.47°)
    TLE#96 (06-06-2008 19:53:36) 35,786 x 35,789 km (+11.7 hours, at 79.1 days,  99.46°)
    TLE#95 (06-06-2008 08:10:36) 35,787 x 35,788 km (+45.2 hours, at 78.6 days,  99.46°)
    TLE#94 (06-04-2008 10:56:07) 35,787 x 35,788 km (+41.5 hours, at 76.7 days,  99.45°)
    TLE#92 (06-02-2008 17:23:25) 35,787 x 35,787 km (+ 7.6 hours, at 75.0 days,  99.44°)
    TLE#93 (06-02-2008 09:46:47) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+24.4 hours, at 74.7 days,  99.44°)
    TLE#91 (06-01-2008 09:21:55) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+24.8 hours, at 73.7 days,  99.43°)
    TLE#90 (05-31-2008 08:32:28) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+21.6 hours, at 72.6 days,  99.43°)
    TLE#89 (05-30-2008 10:59:25) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+24.3 hours, at 71.7 days,  99.42°)
    TLE#88 (05-29-2008 10:43:26) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+25.0 hours, at 70.7 days,  99.42°)
    TLE#87 (05-28-2008 09:42:18) 35,786 x 35,788 km (+23.3 hours, at 69.7 days, +  1km)
    TLE#86 (05-27-2008 10:23:29) 35,785 x 35,789 km (+45.8 hours, at 68.7 days, -  1km)
    TLE#85 (05-25-2008 12:37:10) 35,786 x 35,792 km (+27.0 hours, at 66.8 days, + 39km)
    TLE#84 (05-24-2008 09:39:35) 35,747 x 35,804 km (+20.0 hours, at 65.7 days, +  8km)
    TLE#83 (05-23-2008 13:38:44) 35,739 x 35,884 km (+ 1.6 hours, at 64.8 days, -  9km)
    TLE#82 (05-23-2008 12:00:00) 35,748 x 35,888 km (+24.2 hours, at 64.8 days, +148km)
    TLE#81 (05-22-2008 11:46:38) 35,600 x 36,052 km (+ 1.3 hours, at 63.8 days, +159km)
    TLE#80 (05-22-2008 10:28:36) 35,441 x 36,299 km (+24.8 hours, at 63.7 days, - 55km)
    TLE#79 (05-21-2008 09:39:31) 35,496 x 36,217 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 62.7 days, +  0km)
    TLE#78 (05-21-2008 09:39:31) 35,496 x 36,217 km (+22.8 hours, at 62.7 days, +146km)
    TLE#77 (05-20-2008 10:51:25) 35,350 x 36,345 km (+ 9.4 hours, at 61.7 days, -  2km)
    TLE#76 (05-20-2008 01:27:30) 35,352 x 36,444 km (+11.9 hours, at 61.3 days, +146km)
    TLE#75 (05-19-2008 13:35:22) 35,206 x 36,441 km (+57.5 hours, at 60.8 days, +318km)
    TLE#74 (05-17-2008 04:04:35) 34,888 x 36,903 km (+ 9.2 hours, at 58.4 days, + 95km)
    TLE#73 (05-16-2008 18:54:33) 34,793 x 36,906 km (+30.5 hours, at 58.1 days, +183km)
    TLE#72 (05-15-2008 12:22:25) 34,610 x 37,078 km (+23.0 hours, at 56.8 days, +187km)
    TLE#71 (05-14-2008 13:20:38) 34,423 x 37,211 km (+36.0 hours, at 55.8 days, + 58km)
    TLE#70 (05-13-2008 01:23:27) 34,365 x 37,443 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 54.3 days, +187km)
    TLE#69 (05-13-2008 01:23:27) 34,178 x 37,605 km (+38.1 hours, at 54.3 days, + 67km)
    TLE#68 (05-11-2008 11:17:31) 34,111 x 37,722 km (+39.6 hours, at 52.7 days, +123km)
    TLE#67 (05-09-2008 19:41:00) 33,988 x 37,798 km (+16.9 hours, at 51.1 days, +264km)
    TLE#66 (05-09-2008 02:49:27) 33,724 x 38,069 km (+23.5 hours, at 50.4 days, - 35km)
    TLE#65 (05-08-2008 03:18:37) 33,759 x 38,125 km (+13.7 hours, at 49.4 days, +163km)
    TLE#64 (05-07-2008 13:35:43) 33,596 x 38,136 km (+21.8 hours, at 48.8 days, +138km)
    TLE#63 (05-06-2008 15:49:00) 33,458 x 38,289 km (+12.9 hours, at 47.9 days, + 18km)
    TLE#62 (05-06-2008 02:52:37) 33,440 x 38,444 km (+14.9 hours, at 47.4 days, +164km)
    TLE#61 (05-05-2008 12:00:00) 33,276 x 38,434 km (+53.6 hours, at 46.8 days, +300km)
    TLE#60 (05-03-2008 06:26:40) 32,976 x 38,782 km (+42.4 hours, at 44.5 days, +244km)
    TLE#57 (05-01-2008 12:00:00) 32,732 x 38,987 km (+ 1.1 hours, at 42.8 days, + 14km)
    TLE#59 (05-01-2008 10:53:37) 32,718 x 38,919 km (+ 2.0 hours, at 42.7 days, -  4km)
    TLE#58 (05-01-2008 08:56:17) 32,722 x 38,942 km (+ 4.7 hours, at 42.6 days, - 10km)
    TLE#56 (05-01-2008 04:12:03) 32,732 x 39,025 km (+ 5.9 hours, at 42.4 days, + 26km)
    TLE#55 (04-30-2008 22:20:17) 32,706 x 39,086 km (+ 7.7 hours, at 42.2 days, +108km)
    TLE#54 (04-30-2008 14:38:43) 32,598 x 39,086 km (+17.8 hours, at 41.9 days, +313km)
    TLE#53 (04-29-2008 20:49:59) 32,285 x 39,398 km (+33.8 hours, at 41.1 days, - 17km)
    TLE#52 (04-28-2008 10:59:43) 32,302 x 39,428 km (+66.2 hours, at 39.7 days, +436km)
    TLE#50 (04-25-2008 16:48:00) 31,867 x 39,844 km (+  .4 hours, at 37.0 days, +  1km)
    TLE#51 (04-25-2008 16:26:46) 31,866 x 39,844 km (+23.6 hours, at 37.0 days, +125km)
    TLE#49 (04-24-2008 16:48:00) 31,742 x 39,996 km (+ 3.0 hours, at 36.0 days, + 82km)
    TLE#48 (04-24-2008 13:48:32) 31,660 x 39,991 km (+34.6 hours, at 35.8 days, +291km)
    TLE#47 (04-23-2008 03:14:51) 31,369 x 40,366 km (+30.1 hours, at 34.4 days, + 60km)
    TLE#46 (04-21-2008 21:09:43) 31,309 x 40,411 km (+18.5 hours, at 33.2 days, +194km)
    TLE#45 (04-21-2008 02:40:29) 31,115 x 40,623 km (+45.1 hours, at 32.4 days, +232km)
    TLE#44 (04-19-2008 05:36:47) 30,883 x 40,871 km (+34.0 hours, at 30.5 days, +268km)
    TLE#43 (04-17-2008 19:35:55) 30,615 x 41,065 km (+22.0 hours, at 29.1 days)
    TLE#41 (04-16-2008 21:36:00) 30,594 x 41,101 km (+11.6 hours, at 28.2 days)
    TLE#42 (04-16-2008 09:58:47) 30,531 x 41,110 km (+12.4 hours, at 27.7 days)
    TLE#40 (04-15-2008 21:36:00) 30,507 x 41,115 km (+12.8 hours, at 27.2 days)
    TLE#39 (04-15-2008 08:47:18) 30,387 x 41,123 km (+12.4 hours, at 26.6 days)
    TLE#38 (04-14-2008 20:24:00) 30,345 x 41,133 km (+ 6.0 hours, at 26.1 days)
    TLE#37 (04-14-2008 14:24:00) 30,244 x 41,132 km (+24.3 hours, at 25.9 days)
    TLE#36 (04-13-2008 14:01:40) 30,244 x 41,142 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 24.9 days)
    TLE#35 (04-13-2008 14:01:40) 30,245 x 41,151 km (+23.8 hours, at 24.9 days)
    TLE#34 (04-12-2008 14:11:58) 30,007 x 41,174 km (+23.7 hours, at 23.9 days)
    TLE#33 (04-11-2008 14:29:18) 29,861 x 41,195 km (+23.7 hours, at 22.9 days)
    TLE#32 (04-10-2008 14:45:58) 29,864 x 41,198 km (+23.7 hours, at 21.9 days)
    TLE#31 (04-09-2008 15:06:01) 29,723 x 41,211 km (+ 2.4 hours, at 20.9 days)
    TLE#30 (04-09-2008 12:42:41) 29,623 x 41,226 km (+25.8 hours, at 20.8 days)
    TLE#29 (04-08-2008 10:52:07) 29,622 x 41,228 km (+19.0 hours, at 19.7 days)
    TLE#28 (04-07-2008 15:50:52) 29,622 x 41,228 km (+ 0.0 hours, at 18.9 days)
    TLE#27 (04-07-2008 15:50:51) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+23.6 hours, at 18.9 days)
    TLE#26 (04-06-2008 16:13:19) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+ 2.9 hours, at 17.9 days)
    TLE#25 (04-06-2008 13:20:15) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+20.7 hours, at 17.8 days)
    TLE#24 (04-05-2008 16:35:47) 29,621 x 41,228 km (+ 3.7 hours, at 17.0 days)
    TLE#23 (04-05-2008 12:54:59) 29,622 x 41,228 km (+12.9 hours, at 16.8 days)
    TLE#22 (04-05-2008 00:00:00) 29,624 x 41,227 km (+ 6.2 hours, at 16.3 days)
    TLE#20 (04-04-2008 17:49:08) 30,207 x 41,363 km (+  .3 hours, at 16.0 days)
    TLE#19 (04-04-2008 17:31:12) 25,710 x 41,156 km (+  .5 hours, at 16.0 days)
    TLE#21 (04-04-2008 16:59:06) 29,456 x 41,232 km (+62.6 hours, at 16.0 days)
    TLE#18 (04-02-2008 02:24:00) 17,361 x 41,067 km (+ 7.8 hours, at 13.4 days)
    TLE#17 (04-01-2008 18:36:37) 17,362 x 41,064 km (+18.8 hours, at 13.0 days)
    TLE#16 (03-31-2008 23:48:51) 17,362 x 41,069 km (+ 3.4 hours, at 12.3 days)
    TLE#15 (03-31-2008 20:24:00) 17,363 x 41,066 km (+40.8 hours, at 12.1 days)
    TLE#14 (03-30-2008 03:37:02)  7,387 x 40,988 km (+29.5 hours, at 10.4 days)
    TLE#13 (03-28-2008 22:06:17)  7,386 x 40,989 km (+ 5.3 hours, at  9.2 days)
    TLE#12 (03-28-2008 16:48:00)  7,388 x 40,988 km (+23.9 hours, at  9.0 days)
    TLE#11 (03-27-2008 16:54:12)  7,392 x 40,992 km (+12.2 hours, at  8.0 days)
    TLE#10 (03-27-2008 04:40:22)    468 x 40,744 km (+12.2 hours, at  7.5 days)
    TLE# 9 (03-26-2008 16:26:42)    468 x 40,742 km (+ 1.9 hours, at  7.0 days)
    TLE# 8 (03-26-2008 14:30:15)    469 x 40,742 km (+  .1 hours, at  6.9 days)
    TLE# 7 (03-26-2008 14:24:00)    474 x 40,738 km (+33.7 hours, at  6.9 days)
    TLE# 6 (03-25-2008 04:40:59)    463 x 38,996 km (+11.9 hours, at  5.5 days)
    TLE# 5 (03-24-2008 16:48:00)    473 x 38,991 km (+11.3 hours, at  5.0 days)
    TLE# 4 (03-24-2008 05:32:23)    463 x 36,484 km (+87.6 hours, at  4.5 days)
    TLE# 3 (03-20-2008 13:54:34)    268 x 36,474 km (+ 8.9 hours, at   .9 days)
    TLE# 2 (03-20-2008 04:58:00)    273 x 36,476 km (+11.5 hours, at   .5 days)
    TLE# 1 (03-19-2008 17:30:29)    243 x 36,067 km (Original)
    9/9/2004 - Original D11 Technical Info - FCC Filing:
    10/10/2007 & 3/21/2008 - FCC Filings - D11 will transmit from 99.225° W.L. within 18.3-18.8 Ghz Range:
    10/10/2007: "DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC has filed a modification application to relocate its DIRECTV 11 satellite from its currently assigned location at 99.2 W.L. to 99.225 W.L., and to operate DIRECTV 11 in the 29.25-29.5 GHz, 28.35-28.6 GHz frequencies for Earth-to-Space transmissions and the 18.3-18.8 GHz frequency band for Space-to-Earth transmissions."

    3/21/2008: "On March 19, 2008, the Policy Branch granted with conditions DIRECTV Enterprises, Inc.'s request for modification for the DIRECTV 11 satellite. Accordingly, DIRECTV is authorized to relocate the DIRECTV 11 satellite from the 99.200° W.L. orbital location to the 99.225º W.L. orbital location and to operate at that location in the Ka-band (18.3-18.8/19.7-20.2 GHz (Downlink) and 28.35-28.60/29.25-30.00 GHz (Uplink)). This authorization is granted in accordance with the terms, conditions, and technical specifications set forth in the application, the attachment to the grant, and the Commission's rules."

    http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-08-608A1.pdf
    3/19/2008 - SeaLaunch Mission Page (Photo's Below): http://www.sea-launch.com/past_directv-11.html

    3/19/2008 - Launch Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QFZjYzk3RI0

    5/23/2008 - FCC Filings - D11 to conduct testing from 99.4° W.L. within 18.3-18.8 Ghz Range:
    "On May 20, 2008, the Policy Branch granted with conditions DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC (DIRECTV) request for special temporary authority for a period of 30 days commencing on May 25, 2008, to operate the DIRECTV 11 satellite (Call Sign: S2640) from the 99.4° WL orbital location to conduct in-orbit testing using the 18.3-18.8 GHz (Space-to-earth) and 28.35-28.6 GHz and 29.25-29.5 (Earth-to-Space) and to conduct telemetry, tracking and control operations necessary to maintain the satellite at the 99.4° WL orbital location in accordance with the terms, conditions, and technical specifications set forth in DIRECTV’s application, the attachment to grant, and the Commission’s rules."​

    6/13/2008 - FCC Filings (from 10/31/2007) - Experimental 17/24 GHz BSS Communications Payload on DIRECTV 11:
    "In order to help develop operational data on this band, DIRECTV has added to DIRECTV 11 an experimental payload operating in the 17.3-17.7 GHz (downlink) and 24.75-25.15 GHz (uplink) bands. It has been granted an STA to operate at 100.7° W.L. ± 0.3° in order to test the interaction of 17/24 GHz BSS and Direct Broadcast Satellite (“DBS”) operations in close proximity near 101° W.L."

    https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=85637&x=
    https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=89556&x=
    7/1/2008 & 7/7/2008 - FCC Filing - Single Ka-band beam testing at 100.7°:
    "DIRECTV .. hereby requests Special Temporary Authority ... to conduct in-orbit testing ... of a single Ka-band beam ... at the 100.7° W.L. orbital location for a period of approximately two days during the week of July 7-11."

    http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/servlet/ib.page.FetchAttachment?attachment_key=-150543

    "On July 7, 2008, the Satellite Policy Branch granted special temporary authority to DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC (DIRECTV) for a period of two days between July 7, 2008 and July 11, 2008, to conduct in-orbit testing of DIRECTV 11 satellite using the 29.437 GHz uplink (Earth-to-space) and 18.732 GHz downlink (space-to-Earth) frequencies at the 100.7 W.L. orbital location, using the Los Angeles downlink spot beam ..."

    http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-08-1637A1.pdf

    7/21/2008 - Press Release - DirecTV has taken on-orbit delivery of D11:
    "The Boeing Company today announced that DIRECTV Inc. has taken on-orbit delivery of the DIRECTV 11 satellite ..."

    http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2008/q3/080721b_nr.html
    Tracking (Simulated): http://www.n2yo.com/?s=32729
    Note: The n2yo site shows the simulated path of D11 based on the last D11 TLE. "Live Tracking" is not really "live", but rather an extrapolation based on the last TLE. Also, the n2yo site does not always have the latest TLE. There can be several hours before the n2yo site updates with the latest TLE, and there can be several days between official TLE's.
    Tracking (Pictorial View): http://heavens-above.com/orbitdisplay.asp?satid=32729&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=EDT

    Launch Photos:
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    High Resolution: http://www.sea-launch.com/mission_directv-11/gallery/img_scr/dtv11-wide.jpg
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    High Resolution: http://www.sea-launch.com/mission_directv-11/gallery/img_scr/dtv11-tall.jpg View attachment 13761
     
  3. Mar 19, 2008 #3 of 6958
    Sixto

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    Comparison of D10, Spaceway-1, and D11 Satellites during their move to geostationary:
    Code:
    	[B]D10[/B]	[B]D10[/B]	[B]D10[/B]	[B]Sp-1[/B]	[B]Sp-1[/B]	[B]Sp-1[/B]	[B]D11[/B]	[B]D11	D11
    [U]Day#[/U]	[U]Low[/U]	[U]High[/U]	[U]Mid[/U]	[U]Low[/U]	[U]High[/U]	[U]Mid[/U]	[U]Low[/U]	[U]High[/U]	[U]Mid[/U][/B]
    1	414	35813	18114	262	34097	17180	243	36067	18155
    2	4919	35792	20356						
    3	4921	36526	20724	1061	34311	17686			
    4	4923	37127	21025	1058	34315	17687	463	36484	18474
    6	8277	37105	22691	1067	37418	19243	463	38996	19730
    7	17992	37082	27537				468	40742	20605
    8	17994	37083	27539	1066	45481	23274	7392	40992	24192
    10	31290	37120	34205	4538	45472	25005	7387	40988	24188
    11	34206	37119	35663	10508	45520	28014			
    12	34100	37245	35673	21197	45466	33332	17363	41066	29215
    13	34099	37129	35614	21197	45466	33332	17362	41064	29213
    14	34088	37109	35599	25415	45483	35449			
    15	34085	37109	35597	25415	45470	35443			
    16	34088	37104	35596	26063	45474	35769	29456	41232	35344
    17	34123	37099	35611	26097	45474	35786	29621	41228	35425
    18	34179	37102	35641	26097	45475	35786	29621	41228	35425
    19	34239	37050	35645	26098	45476	35787	29622	41228	35425
    21	34449	37082	35766	26099	45480	35790	29723	41211	35467
    24	34759	36906	35833	26218	45281	35750	30007	41174	35591
    
    26	35111	36572	35842	26371	45197	35784	30345	41133	35739
    29	34923	36787	35855	26903	44722	35813	30615	41065	35840
    31	35603	36177	35890	27317	44295	35806	30883	40871	35877
    32	35644	36057	35851				31115	40623	35869
    33	35630	36051	35841				31309	40411	35860
    34	35663	35964	35814	27342	44275	35809	31369	40366	35868
    35	35740	35919	35830	27738	43839	35789	31660	39991	35826
    36	35737	35864	35801				31742	39996	35869
    37	35739	35876	35808	28120	43443	35782	31867	39844	35856
    38	35742	35809	35776	27991	43578	35785			
    
    40	35784	35789	35787	28454	43005	35730	32302	39428	35865		
    41	35784	35787	35786				32285	39398	35842
    42				28593	42985	35789	32598	39086	35842
    45				29272	42297	35785	32976	38782	35879
    47							33276	38434	35855
    48				29769	41851	35810	33458	38289	35874
    49				29918	41704	35811	33596	38136	35866
    51				30054	41420	35737	33988	37798	35893
    52				30271	41282	35777			
    53							34111	37722	35917
    54							34365	37443	35904
    56				30647	40926	35787	34423	37211	35817
    57				30784	40711	35748	34610	37078	35844
    58				30934	40566	35750	34793	36906	35850
    60				30961	40636	35799		
    61							35206	36441	35824
    
    
    62							35350	36345	35848
    63							35496	36217	35857
    64				31829	39718	35774	35600	36052	35826
    65				31988	39539	35764	35739	35884	35812
    66				32106	39528	35817	35747	35804	35776
    67				32237	39403	35820	35786	35792	35789
    69				32573	38958	35766	35785	35789	35787
    70				32679	38954	35817	35786	35788	35787
    72				33058	38503	35781			
    73				33136	38497	35817			
    74				33338	38206	35772			
    76				33642	37920	35781			
    77				33752	37796	35774			
    78				33226	38341	35784			
    80				33661	37942	35802			
    81				34201	37322	35762			
    83				34201	37307	35754			
    84				34713	36881	35797			
    85				34782	36735	35759			
    86				34999	36585	35792			
    87				34634	36970	35802			
    88				34847	36770	35809			
    92				34847	36770	35809			
    93				35763	35844	35804			
    97				35784	35790	35787			
    98				35783	35792	35788			
    99				35784	35790	35787			
    101				35784	35790	35787			
    102				35784	35790	35787			
    103				35784	35790	35787			
    105				35785	35789	35787			
    
     
  4. Mar 19, 2008 #4 of 6958
    Sixto

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    Placeholder for Additional DirecTV-11 Information
     
  5. Mar 19, 2008 #5 of 6958
    c152driver

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    What happens to the upper stage after separation? Is it forever space junk?
     
  6. Mar 19, 2008 #6 of 6958
    HDTVsportsfan

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    Congrats to DirecTV and SeaLaunch.

    Now it's in Boeings hands. Good Luck.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2008 #7 of 6958
    MIAMI1683

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    Ok Boeing it's up to you. Good job Sea Launch
     
  8. Mar 19, 2008 #8 of 6958
    reh523

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    Nothing yet, should I call D*? :D
     
  9. Mar 19, 2008 #9 of 6958
    ziltomil

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    What kind of security do they have to prevent others from hijacking the satellite?
     
  10. Mar 19, 2008 #10 of 6958
    Davenlr

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    I always wondered about that. Think they could point it to deep space and fire off the remaining fuel and get rid of it.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2008 #11 of 6958
    sbl

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    You'd need the secret code: 12345.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2008 #12 of 6958
    ziltomil

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    Shhhhh... The DISH guys might hear!
     
  13. Mar 19, 2008 #13 of 6958
    syphix

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    Wrong. They changed it: 02468.

    I'll have control this Friday evening!!!
     
  14. Mar 19, 2008 #14 of 6958
    cartrivision

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    All the control commands are encrypted using ROT13. :D
     
  15. Mar 19, 2008 #15 of 6958
    PlinytheWelder

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    Just aim your remote at D11 and push 0 2 4 6 8 slowly...:up_to_som
     
  16. Mar 19, 2008 #16 of 6958
    Hansen

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    Isn't is 02468 after a restart? :lol:
     
  17. Mar 19, 2008 #17 of 6958
    curt8403

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    no they triple encrypt using PGP :sure:
     
  18. Mar 19, 2008 #18 of 6958
    satcomranger

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    Just don't push the red button
     
  19. Mar 19, 2008 #19 of 6958
    Blurayfan

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    Sea Launch did a great job with the launch. Their estimated Prelaunch orbit figures were either exact with actual orbit or only a difference of 2.8.
    Estimated Perigee: 250
    Actual Perigee:250
    Estimated Apogee: 36482
    Actual Apogee: 36484.8
    Estimated Inclination: 0
    Actual Inclination: 0
     
  20. Mar 19, 2008 #20 of 6958
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    D* VP said they now have two months of tasks to do, guess we're looking at about the 60 mark before seeing new channels via D11.
     
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