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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 29, 2010 #4321 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Many steps along the way ... FCC Filings, Design, Build, Test, Ship, Launch, Move, Test, Drift, Test, "Live" ... been lots of anticipation at each step for a few years now. :)
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 #4322 of 10270
    Doug Brott

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    I'm looking forward to the day we can retire this thread .. I supposed that's a form of anticipation :D
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 #4323 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Me too ... Been 2 years!

    Started with the announcement on 2/28/2008.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 #4324 of 10270
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    I am looking forward to 3 things
    1. announcement that D12 is drifting
    2. announcement that D12 is parked
    3. announcement that D12 is broadcasting
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 #4325 of 10270
    Alan Gordon

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    4. announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) is being built.
    5. announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) has finished being built.
    6. announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) has been shipped to launch site
    7. announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) has been launched
    8. announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) has completed testing
    9 announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) is drifting
    10. announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) is parked
    11. announcement that D14 (hypothetical BSS satellite name) is broadcasting

    ~Alan<~~~~~~~~~Who likes to think ahead...
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 #4326 of 10270
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    are we skipping D13 (Is 13 an unlucky number)
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 #4327 of 10270
    smiddy

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    I may be mistaken, but I think D 13 was scrapped or something like that (from the drawing board, but physical hardware).
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 #4328 of 10270
    Alan Gordon

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    DIRECTV 13 Update

    ~Alan
     
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    I think that bird was canceled and the license given back to the FCC
     
  10. Mar 29, 2010 #4330 of 10270
    curt8403

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    sad, 13 is indeed an unlucky number
     
  11. Mar 29, 2010 #4331 of 10270
    Coca Cola Kid

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    There still is lots of anticipation for new HD channels. Huge thread here
     
  12. Mar 29, 2010 #4332 of 10270
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    A little off topic, but I'm curious when the current DirecTV satellites are expected to reach end of life, and if DirecTV has any plans for when that happens. Anyone know?
     
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    kokishin

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    Silicon...
    ebay :lol:
     
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    Jeremy W

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    DirecTV is constantly replacing satellites now. Their oldest ones have already been put out of service.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2010 #4335 of 10270
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graveyard_orbit
     
  16. Mar 29, 2010 #4336 of 10270
    longrider

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    the planned life of a modern comm satellite is about 15 years. What determines end of life is one of two things - either a failure of the payload (transponders, solar panels, etc) or exhaustion of station keeping fuel. Even though I say exhaustion of fuel, there is still a reserve kept to boost it to the graveyard orbit. What I dont know is if the command and control system fail to the point of no redundancy do you have to park it at that time?
     
  17. Mar 29, 2010 #4337 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    Yes. FCC regs and international agreements prohibit loss of control to the extent that the spacecraft becomes a hazard.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2010 #4338 of 10270
    P Smith

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    It will be another practicing target for defense system. Here. That time - for very long range type.
     
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    LameLefty

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    No such thing for GSO.
     
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