Sixto Report-D12 Status: Pre-Launch

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  1. spear61

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    Clicked too fast and missed adding one on the A1 series. Sorry about that. Should be 49 total (does not include RB spots).
     

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  2. Alan Gordon

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    Spoke too soon! Still possible given that map...

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  3. Sixto

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    Good to see they paid! :)
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    Date Filed:  08/07/2009
    Callsign:    S2797 (D12)
    Status Date: 08/24/2009
    Status:      [B]Filed - payment received[/B]
     
  4. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Now lets hope the check clears:D
     
  5. MikeR7

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    I would guess they used EFT. :lol:
     
  6. smiddy

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    Yeah, something like that. :)
     
  7. Ernie

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    That's how I paid my vanity license fee.

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    Sixto

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    Very interesting that Eutelsat just announced today the new launch of W7 for "mid-November" via Proton-M/Briz-M (same as D12).With Nimiq 5 launching "9/17/2009", and D12 announced as "October 15 to November 14", this is now interesting.

    D12 will need to be somewhere in the middle of the two (mid-to-late October), or delayed. 30 days between launches is doable, but has not been the recent usual timing.

    Recent Proton-M/Briz-M launches: 2/11, 4/3, 5/16, 6/30, 8/11, 9/17 (scheduled).

    We'll see ...
     
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    dwrats_56

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    The ILS home page show the Nimiq 5 as the current mission.

    http://www.ilslaunch.com/

    Doesn't look good for D12 to go in October.
     
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    Sixto

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    Nimiq5 is 9/17. EutelSat is mid-November. D12 could be in-between.
     
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    dwrats_56

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    Shades228

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    I'm betting a Halloween launch.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    So its October now? I thought it was December? They moved it up?
     
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    RobertE

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    I wonder if some $$$ changed hands for swapping slots.
     
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    Sixto

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    Yes, was thinking the same. A few $ to move up. We'll see.
     
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    Sixto

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    Rumors were December. FCC Filing said 10/15-to-11/14. With today's Eutelsat news, could be before or after W7.
     
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    kevinwmsn

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    I hope D12 gets a successful launch in October of this year.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2009 #1218 of 1236
    harsh

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    If Boeing doesn't ship in the next two weeks, October (and probably November) is out of the question.
     
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    amorse2183

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    if this has been asked in this thread already I sincerely apologize, but seeing as it's quite long I thought I would ask. When this is launched what does it mean for me? What is the benefit? Will this bring more channels? Is it just for the potential of someday having more channels offered from D* but no immediate change? Is this just for better reception?
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    It will give D* the ability to offer more national HD channels.
     
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