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SixtoReport: D12 Satellite Info in Post#1 - Live!

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

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  1. Mar 8, 2010 #3341 of 10270
    Sixto

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    "Soon".

    Also still awaiting the FCC approval for the drift. Likely within next few days.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 #3342 of 10270
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    Well, plug the new coordinates into the old GPS and lets get this puppy moving!
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 #3343 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Seems to all be aligned. Testing is approved through 3/13. The STA to communicate with D12 during the Drift is now approved through 4/6. Expect the Drift approval soon.

    Looks like D12 will be drifting last 3 weeks of March.

    Approximately. :)
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 #3344 of 10270
    curt8403

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    it could be worse, as in :

    Watching, waiting, rising, falling
    Listening, calling, drifting

    I see your shadow coming closer
    And watch you drifting away
     
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    Sixto

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    Mike Bertelson

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    Smthkd

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    Now we wait for Spectrum Fives whine response! :p

    Now thats weird I was thing and writing this like you! :D
     
  9. Mar 8, 2010 #3349 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Will post and update the title of this thread once we have proof that the D12 drift to 103° has begun.

    There is now approval for everything, and there are zero outstanding FCC space station applications. Zero, no outstanding applications for D12, any STA's, or any other future satellite. Every application has been granted.

    All good stuff!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2010 #3350 of 10270
    Groundhog45

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    So far a twenty month adventure. Thanks for keeping us all up to date and giving us a continuing education, Sixto, LameLefty, and everyone else who has contributed. It's so close we can almost taste it. :D
     
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    EagleClaw

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    Thanks to everyone whose kept updating this thread with valuable information. Now it's getting close and the excitement is building ;)


     
  12. Mar 9, 2010 #3352 of 10270
    CTJon

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    Hard to believe (or maybe not) but things are still being done with hand stamping and handwriting (other than signatures). Satellite communications being done with '60s and earlier communications methods.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2010 #3353 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    The originals, yes. Note that they are then scanned into a computer system and made publicly available to everyone in the world within hours. In the 60's, you would have had to go to the FCC International Bureau's offices, paid a fee and requested a copy, whereupon some low-GS level employee would've taken an hour or two to find it, pull it, copy it and give it to you, assuming it could be done that day at all. :)
     
  14. Mar 9, 2010 #3354 of 10270
    hdtvfan0001

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    Agree - it is somewhat amazing that my recent drivers license renewal documentation is more sophisticated than this licensing process. :D

    But the process continues nonetheless, and it appears everything is moving forward with D12 in an orderly way. All good news...late April is not far away anymore.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2010 #3355 of 10270
    wmb

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    I would say that the documentation required to obtain the permit to license, build and launch a satellite is orders of magnitude more sophisticated than renewing a drivers license. The difference is in the technolgy used to validate and verify that the driver's license is an official document.

    Many people would want to obtain a forged driver's license, but how many would want a forged launch permit?
     
  16. Mar 9, 2010 #3356 of 10270
    gpg

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    Well there's Spectrum 5 :lol:
     
  17. Mar 9, 2010 #3357 of 10270
    hdtvfan0001

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    One would think that an electronic signature (which is already secure technology now for several years) would be used for the process.

    A rubber stamp and hand-written signature and title underneath is so 60's... :D
     
  18. Mar 9, 2010 #3358 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    I'm pretty sure that the actual process inside the FCC IB for scanning and posting the original involves electronic signatures. ;)
     
  19. Mar 9, 2010 #3359 of 10270
    bobnielsen

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    !rolling
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    One would think so/hope so. ;):D
     
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