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Sixto Report-D12 Status: Pre-Launch

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. May 16, 2009 #761 of 1236
    LameLefty

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    It's a transliteration from a Cyrillic alphabet. Get over it. :lol:

    Here's what the world's foremost authority on Soviet/Russian/Ukrainian/Kazakh space history, James Oberg, has to say about it in an archived post on sci.space.policy from 1996:

     
  2. May 16, 2009 #762 of 1236
    Groundhog45

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    Thank you Professor Lefty. :D Very informative.
     
  3. May 16, 2009 #763 of 1236
    Smthkd

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    Well I don't know about you guys but Im starting to get excited again! It was about this time when we had dedicated threads for D10 and begain speculating until the launch of D10. D12 should be just as exciting being that Sept. is only 4 months away! So let the good times roll and D12 we are ready for your launch with HD goodies for the Fall/Winter season!
     
  4. May 17, 2009 #764 of 1236
    Sixto

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    AsiaSat 5 now "beginning of August". D12 looking more like October unless it happens before Nimiq 5.
    Launched
    2008-January 28 – Ekspress-AM33 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2008-February 11 – Thor 5 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2008-March 14 – AMC 14 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2008-August 18 – Inmarsat-4 F3 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2008-September 19 – Nimiq 4 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2008-November 5 – Astra 1M – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2008-December 10 – Ciel 2 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2009-February 11 – Ekspress-AM44, Ekspress-MD1 – Proton-M/Briz-M
    2009-April 3 – Eutelsat W2A – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2009-May 16 – ProtoStar 2 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    Scheduled
    2009-June 29 – Sirius FM-5 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2009-Beginning of August – AsiaSat 5 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2009-September – Nimiq 5 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2009-End of September – DirecTV 12 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2009-fourth quarter – Arabsat-5A – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
    2009-fourth quarter – Intelsat 16 – Proton-M/Briz-M – Baikonur
     
  5. May 17, 2009 #765 of 1236
    LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Think positive. There was only a 14 day gap between Ekspress-AM33 and Thor 5 in early 2008. With enough money, all things are possible. :p
     
  6. May 17, 2009 #766 of 1236
    Sixto

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    could be, but no need to spend big $ to move it up a week or two. by 10/15 is fine. we'll see ...
     
  7. May 17, 2009 #767 of 1236
    harsh

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    Since the late June date (versus early June) of Sirius FM-5 showed up on April 3rd, a mid-July date for Nimiq 5 hasn't been very likely.
     
  8. May 17, 2009 #768 of 1236
    harsh

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    Indeed!

    I would point out that next launch after Thor 5 (AMC 14) was a qualified failure.
     
  9. May 18, 2009 #769 of 1236
    carl6

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    Can we simply please keep this thread limited to the subject matter of it's title? I would think all of the other discussion would appropriately belong in one of the non-DBS forums that are available.
     
  10. May 18, 2009 #770 of 1236
    Stuart Sweet

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    Folks, it's not against forum rules to discuss spelling. In fact I wish some people would discuss it a bit more. That being said, attacking each other is against forum rules. I've deleted quite a few posts that attack other members, as well as posts that are peripheral to the deleted ones.

    If your post was deleted, I apologize. Feel free to re-post in a kind and respectful way.
     
  11. May 18, 2009 #771 of 1236
    wmj5

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    after all this time I still don't know what thread to go to and how to get to it to type a statement, could someone kinkly explain?
     
  12. May 18, 2009 #772 of 1236
    Sixto

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    Hi. What's the question?

    The latest on D12 is in post#1. (I still need to update with the annual report reference)
     
  13. May 18, 2009 #773 of 1236
    Artwood

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    Will there be a D13?
     
  14. May 19, 2009 #774 of 1236
    harsh

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    The original D13 was scrubbed, but it is quite likely that there will be another one with that designation; if for no other reason than to replace an existing satellite as it reaches the end of its useful life.
     
  15. May 19, 2009 #775 of 1236
    dcowboy7

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    icksnay on the 13ay....they should call it D14.
     
  16. May 19, 2009 #776 of 1236
    Sixto

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    Sixto

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    Several FCC Filings today. Multiple copies of #2 & #3 for each satellite category. None reference D12 but some good reading:

    Annual Assessment of the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming:
    OWNERSHIP, DIRECTORS, AND OFFICERS of the "New" DirecTV:
    DESCRIPTION OF THE TRANSACTION AND PUBLIC INTEREST STATEMENT:
     
  18. May 21, 2009 #778 of 1236
    LameLefty

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    Au contraire. From the first link we find this informative gem:

    :lol:

    We also see this:

    I didn't think Directv was yet using 8PSK? Have I missed or simply misread what I've seen here on DBSTalk before?

    Okay, one more thing. From the third document, these are the Ka-band licenses to be transferred to "New Directv" after the change of ownership now on-going:

    S2132
    S2133
    S2191
    S2640
    S2641
    S2689

    Anyone have a handy "cheat sheet" that correlates the FCC callsigns with common names? For instance, I believe S2132 is Directv 8.
     
  19. May 21, 2009 #779 of 1236
    P Smith

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    It's deeply hidden, because of spectrum shuffle on Ka sats - you can't analyze stream/mux by regular DVB-S2 cards, not to many ppl get the info outside of DTV walls.
     
  20. May 21, 2009 #780 of 1236
    Sixto

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    Knew if posting before heading out to dinner there might be something in there! :)

    Yep. I do have a cheat sheet with call-signs ... let me go look ...
     
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