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SixtoReport: D10/D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Both D10 & D12 in service

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  1. May 7, 2010 #1 of 1252
    Sixto

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    As of 6/16/2010, the corrective procedure ("amelioration") on D10 is complete.

    As of 6/27/2010, D10 is now back at it's original location and transmitting all of the national HD that it had previously.

    Satellite & National HD - News/Status: DirecTV-10 Orbital History - Currently back at original location
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    DirecTV-10 513
    1 31862U 07032A   10178.43808065 -.00000107  00000-0  10000-3 0  5138
    2 31862 000.0408 142.2858 0000022 128.8521 059.1703 01.00271423 10900
    
    Name			DirecTV-10
    NORAD #			31862
    Epoch (UTC)		06-27-2010 10:30:50
    Orbit # at Epoch	1090
    Inclination		0.041
    RA of A. Node		142.286
    Eccentricity		0.0000022
    Argument of Perigee	128.852
    Revs per day		1.00271423
    Period			23h 56m 06s (1436.10 min)
    Semi-major axis		42 165 km
    Perigee x Apogee	35 787 x 35 787 km
    Element number / age	513 / 0 day(s)
    
    Lon			102.8167° W
    Lat			0.0177° S
    Alt (km)		35 786.150
    
    [B][U] # [/u] [u] Date[/u] [u]GMT  [/u] [u]Perigee[/u]  [u]Apogee[/u] [u]  Gap [/u] [u] Longitude[/u] [u] Latitude[/u] [u] Inclin [/u][/B]
    513 06-27 10:30 35,787 x 35,787      0 102.8167°W  0.0177°S  0.041°
    512 06-26 17:12 35,784 x 35,790      6 102.8200°W  0.0114°S  0.042°
    511 06-25 10:09 35,780 x 35,794     14 102.8213°W  0.0138°S  0.038°
    510 06-24 08:03 35,786 x 35,788      2 102.8261°W  0.0020°N  0.029°
    509 06-21 05:48 35,778 x 35,804     26 102.9193°W  0.0053°N  0.046°
    508 06-18 11:20 35,778 x 35,805     27 102.7485°W  0.0290°S  0.039°
    507 06-16 05:41 35,785 x 35,790      4 102.6214°W  0.0103°N  0.033°
    506 06-15 09:09 35,787 x 35,789      2 102.6071°W  0.0097°N  0.052°
    505 06-14 07:50 35,785 x 35,788      3 102.5920°W  0.0121°N  0.053°
    504 06-13 16:43 35,784 x 35,789      5 102.5954°W  0.0266°S  0.052°
    503 06-10 08:50 35,786 x 35,787      1 102.5921°W  0.0138°N  0.040°
    502 06-07 07:57 35,785 x 35,788      3 102.5845°W  0.0205°N  0.040°
    501 06-06 04:52 35,785 x 35,788      3 102.5788°W  0.0144°N  0.040°
    500 06-05 03:37 35,785 x 35,788      3 102.5753°W  0.0084°N  0.039°
    499 06-03 09:59 35,784 x 35,788      4 102.5792°W  0.0193°N  0.039°
    498 06-01 20:56 35,786 x 35,789      3 102.5926°W  0.0001°S  0.032°
    497 05-31 03:03 35,784 x 35,790      6 102.5919°W  0.0088°S  0.008°
    496 05-29 12:37 35,785 x 35,790      5 102.5901°W  0.0061°N  0.009°
    495 05-28 09:46 35,785 x 35,790      5 102.5900°W  0.0016°S  0.010°
    494 05-27 07:26 35,785 x 35,789      4 102.5832°W  0.0099°S  0.012°
    493 05-24 09:14 35,783 x 35,787      4 102.5697°W  0.0002°S  0.025°
    492 05-18 08:29 35,785 x 35,787      2 102.7430°W  0.0121°N  0.042°
    491 05-14 16:13 35,786 x 35,787      1 102.8013°W  0.0214°S  0.048°
    490 05-13 13:13 35,786 x 35,787      1 102.8021°W  0.0185°S  0.045°
    489 05-13 03:47 35,786 x 35,787      1 102.8089°W  0.0208°N  0.047°
    489 05-11 13:21 35,786 x 35,787      1 102.8031°W  0.0175°S  0.043°
    488 05-11 04:25 35,786 x 35,787      1 102.8068°W  0.0175°N  0.042°
    487 05-10 18:43 35,785 x 35,788      3 102.8095°W  0.0148°S  0.047°
    486 05-09 14:33 35,786 x 35,788      2 102.8052°W  0.0213°S  0.044°
    485 05-08 02:44 35,786 x 35,788      2 102.8055°W  0.0202°N  0.041°
    
    D10/D12 News (5/7/2010):
    "DirecTV 10 is currently operating at the 102.815° orbital location. As DirecTV has previously informed the Commission, that satellite suffered a post launch anomaly that has limited the capacity available in certain local markets. DirecTV believes that it can ameliorate this condition, but will need to discontinue commercial service from the satellite and relocate it slightly so that it is not within the cluster of it's other operational satellites. Accordingly, DirecTV intends to move DirecTV 10 to the 102.6° position to conduct the restorative procedure. During this migration, DirecTV 10 will continue to provide service to subscribers. However, over the course of this migration, DirecTV intends to transfer all traffic from DirecTV 10 to DirecTV 12, DirecTV's newest satellite which has just completed in-orbit testing and is expected to arrive at the nominal 103° location on or about May 11, 2010. At the conclusion of the STA period, the satellite will be in a position for the corrective procedure to be attempted."​
    D10 FCC Application - For the Drift (5/7/2010):
    D10 FCC Grant - For the Drift (5/12/2010):
    D10 FCC Application - For Testing after the Corrective Action (5/25/2010):
    "DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC requests Special Temporary Authority for 30 days to repeat an abbreviated set of in-orbit tests on the DIRECTV 10 satellite at the 102.6 WL location"

    Application: http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws...=V_SITE_ANTENNA_FREQ.file_numberC/File+Number

    Details: http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=819358

    More Details (5/26/2010): http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=819504

    More Details (5/27/2010): http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=819530

    More Details - AMC-15 Coordination (5/28/2010): http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=819723
    D10 FCC Grant - For Testing after the Corrective Action (6/2/2010):
     
  2. May 7, 2010 #2 of 1252
    dmurphy

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    That, my friend, is AWESOME!!

    Way to go DirecTV & Boeing.... I love it when a plan comes together!

    Now here's to hoping the repair process works... if it doesn't, we're no worse off for trying... and if it does work, then we're in even better shape!
     
  3. May 7, 2010 #3 of 1252
    gulfwarvet

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    Very good news.
     
  4. May 7, 2010 #4 of 1252
    syphix

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    In the short term, it should be noted that as Sixto stated elsewhere, D12 has 2 more CONUS transponders than D10...so off loading D10's national HD's will still leave space on D12 for about 10 national HD channels to be launched prior to D10 moving back and lighting back up for service.
     
  5. May 7, 2010 #5 of 1252
    cheesedjdj

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they had a fix ready for a long time and that they were waiting for D12 to light up and take its off it's load. But anyways this is great news.
     
  6. May 7, 2010 #6 of 1252
    hyde76

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    I don't know if I'd call this great news or not but it sure is better to know than to not know.
     
  7. May 7, 2010 #7 of 1252
    Hdhead

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    Ironically we will all be again waiting for another drift to start with D10 before major new HD can come online. Get the D10 drift thread ready!:rolleyes:
     
  8. May 7, 2010 #8 of 1252
    itzme

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    So if all goes exactly as planned with D10 and D12, what is the potential capacity for dtv?
     
  9. May 7, 2010 #9 of 1252
    Mike Bertelson

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    And We're Off. :D

    Mike
     
  10. May 7, 2010 #10 of 1252
    LameLefty

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    The drift is going to be a few tenths of a degree - around a 100 miles. There won't be much time to watch. :)
     
  11. May 7, 2010 #11 of 1252
    trdrjeff

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    This one time, at amelioration camp...

    sorry mods, couldn't help myself ;)
     
  12. May 7, 2010 #12 of 1252
    Stuart Sweet

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    Oh, please...

    maybe this thread could be a little less chaotic than the DIRECTV12 thread?
     
  13. May 7, 2010 #13 of 1252
    Hdhead

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    My dad once tried to ameliorate my behavior. Hope things work out better for D10.:grin:
     
  14. May 7, 2010 #14 of 1252
    loudo

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    Sounds great. It should open the door to more HD channels, down the road.
     
  15. May 7, 2010 #15 of 1252
    loudo

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    Wishful thinking. :grin:
     
  16. May 7, 2010 #16 of 1252
    matt

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    Looks like we have 2 signal meters to watch. One will fill up and the other will drop off.

    What made D10 have problems?
     
  17. May 7, 2010 #17 of 1252
    Hdhead

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    It will be kinda fun to watch this process unfold. Cue up the signal meters.
     
  18. May 7, 2010 #18 of 1252
    freerein100

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    could this be the reason for extended testing of D12
     
  19. May 7, 2010 #19 of 1252
    Sixto

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    Whatever the issue is, they feel like they now know how to fix it.

    Speculation: and they may have even tested it on D12 during the past few months.
     
  20. May 7, 2010 #20 of 1252
    Thaedron

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    Huzzahhh!!!
     
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