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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 19, 2008.

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  1. Apr 9, 2008 #1241 of 6958
    LameLefty

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    Yep, dms1 has explained it. I haven't been visualizing or modeling new TLEs as I used to do for D10, since the rest of this motley crew has since caught onto the basics :p . Mostly now I just check the new TLE for orbital period and apogee/perigee to kind of get a ballpark estimate for "how close" since we know that once everything circularizes at GSO it'll be at or very near 99.225.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2008 #1242 of 6958
    cartrivision

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    They probably are waiting for it to drift east a bit since after the next burn it will start drifting west again, and at quite a faster rate than it is now drifting east. If they let it drift 60 degrees east of its target location before the next burn, and after the next burn it starts drifting west at 20 degrees per day, that gives them a few days to analyze the orbit after the next burn while the satellite backs up towards its target longitude, then another burn can put it very close to a geostationary orbit very near its target longitude.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2008 #1243 of 6958
    tuff bob

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    they're waiting for their password on space-track.org to be reset :lol:
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 #1244 of 6958
    ub1934

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    They went past their 24 hrs , the sat will be deleted , :lol:
     
  5. Apr 9, 2008 #1245 of 6958
    DIRECTV-12

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    D11 UPDATE!!!!


    Mission nominal. Solar Panels fully deployed, full power gained. Tests continue, but going without a hitch so far.

    Expecting D11 to reach parking orbit in about 10 days. I still hear that April 30th is going to be a good day.

    :computer:
     
  6. Apr 9, 2008 #1246 of 6958
    RAD

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    Good news. Now the question, why is D* saying D11 won't go 'productional' until September???? That's a long time to be doing just testing.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2008 #1247 of 6958
    SParker

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    WOOHOO good news!!!
     
  8. Apr 9, 2008 #1248 of 6958
    Steve615

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    Fantastic news indeed!!Thanks for the update D12. :D
     
  9. Apr 9, 2008 #1249 of 6958
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    Thanks D*12. Sounds exciting! I hope you don't get too lonely hanging out on the ground without your brothers.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2008 #1250 of 6958
    katzeye

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    It seems to be that the new question is that, if D*12 says it will be parked in 10 days (The 19th), why is the 30th a big deal?
     
  11. Apr 9, 2008 #1251 of 6958
    DIRECTV-12

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    Lonely? I doubt it.

    I have my feet kicked up and watching tons of HD from the HD leader - DIRECTV!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  12. Apr 9, 2008 #1252 of 6958
    Malibu13

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    Thanks for the update DIRECTV-12..................;)

    The natives are getting extremely restless. :lol:
     
  13. Apr 9, 2008 #1253 of 6958
    Canis Lupus

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    Thanks D-12. Looking forward to it! :)
     
  14. Apr 9, 2008 #1254 of 6958
    mhayes70

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    D-12 Thanks for the update. That is great news!!
     
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    Carl Spock

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    Because it's Willie Nelson's birthday?
     
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    Drew2k

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    Is everyone failing to note that April 30th is a Wednesday? What happens on Wednesday when there's bandwidth to spare????

    :)
     
  17. Apr 9, 2008 #1257 of 6958
    reweiss

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    Oooooo I know... We get new HD channels so half the people on the forum can complain that the new channels are of no use to them.

    What do I win? :p
     
  18. Apr 9, 2008 #1258 of 6958
    tuff bob

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    We get signal! Main screen turn on!
    (extra credit if you get the reference) :lol:
     
  19. Apr 9, 2008 #1259 of 6958
    Drew2k

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    Satisfaction? :p

    I'm really hoping that this is why D12 calls the 30th a "big day" ... we'll get lots of new HD channels ...
     
  20. Apr 9, 2008 #1260 of 6958
    Steve615

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    Festivus. :)
     
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