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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. Oct 30, 2009 #521 of 10270
    MikeR7

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    Speaking of the unknown, or the predictable, what is you prediction for the game Sunday? :)

    I know, off topic, but was just wondering.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2009 #522 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    Could be any number of things. I see the Eutelsat W7 launch has been bumped 4 days, to 11/22. That could be ILS, it could be testing of the satellite itself, it could be tracking and telemetry limitations of the launch range or Eutelsat's control center. But any delays tend to ripple downstream in the schedule.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2009 #523 of 10270
    Sixto

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    That assumes it's been delayed. :)
     
  4. Oct 30, 2009 #524 of 10270
    oldfantom

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    Well, not to be antagonistic. But everything publicly stated until now has said late 2009 launch. So, by assuming 2010 <> 2009, then there has been a delay. Maybe that delay was the non tech schedule. Maybe some really smart guy they keep locked in the basement knew better. But I am going with, delayed. Maybe your point is that 2009 is not done yet. But the bird is still in the clean room in the US. The launch window posted by reliable sources says 2010 and so does Harsh. Why can't we all just move on to the 2010 date?

    Well that was a long way to go for a prime Harsh said joke. :(
     
  5. Oct 30, 2009 #525 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Yep, was only referring to 2009 to later in 2010. :)
     
  6. Oct 31, 2009 #526 of 10270
    Coca Cola Kid

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    According to my calendar the beginning of the year is January 1. :confused:
     
  7. Oct 31, 2009 #527 of 10270
    taz291819

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Looks like it may go in the Jan. 15th slot, since it's labeled TBD.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2009 #528 of 10270
    smiddy

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    I'll see what I can find out tomorrow at work.
     
  9. Nov 3, 2009 #529 of 10270
    Sixto

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    W7 now 11/23 (was 11/18, and prior 11/15).
     
  10. Nov 3, 2009 #530 of 10270
    dettxw

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    I was talking to lady today, who had been talking to a Defense & Space mukety muck, and she said that DirecTV 12 had been delivered!

    And that she had pics in slides! :eek2:

    Dang it, she had her satellites mixed up. :mad:
    She was really thinking about the 3rd SATCOM bird that was delivered to the Cape.

    Got me all excited over nothing. :lol:
     
  11. Nov 3, 2009 #531 of 10270
    dettxw

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    Excuse me for being slightly off-topic, and this has likely been posted before, but may be new to some.

    Link to a graphical representation of the Commercial Communications satellites in Geosynchronous Orbit:

    http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/launch/980031_001.pdf

    The graphic sure makes it "look" crowded up there! I'm going to have to rummage back thru the thread and see where DirecTV 12 is going to be parked.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2009 #532 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    Check the first post. ;)

    Sixto is doing an excellent job keeping track of the information as it comes to light and always keeps it up to date.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2009 #533 of 10270
    smiddy

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    Look at the Asian sky, whoa! I saw this a while back and figured someone here had it already.
     
  14. Nov 4, 2009 #534 of 10270
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    They goofed! The have DirecTV 11 at 101w, not 99W.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2009 #535 of 10270
    dettxw

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    It's dated July this year, plenty of time to have gotten it right. :confused:
     
  16. Nov 4, 2009 #536 of 10270
    Stuart Sweet

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    Folks, I've deleted several posts that were both rude and non-informational. If you have an issue with one of our members, you can choose to report the post, or engage him in private messaging. Rudeness will not be tolerated.
     
  17. Nov 6, 2009 #537 of 10270
    RAD

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    In the latest 10-Q filing there's the one line about D12"

    "DIRECTV 12 is under construction and is expected to be ready for launch in the fourth quarter of 2009."
     
  18. Nov 6, 2009 #538 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Thanks. Was looking for that 10-Q last night, was just posted. Thx.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2009 #539 of 10270
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    So does that mean there is still a chance for a 4Q launch?

    Seems to contradict some of the earlier posts pushing into January...
     
  20. Nov 6, 2009 #540 of 10270
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    I think that this is MAYBE a case of plans and reality having a conflict. At the time the 10Q was written the plan was Q4. I imagine, the plan is and always has been to launch as soon as technically and economically practical.

    The first part is obvious, they have to get the Sat ready to go.

    I think the economics involve what I perceive as the cost of the launch window. It appears that the facility and other clients are willing to trade up and down, probably for $$. So if a company offered you a few million for your spot, and you delayed 1 month, would you do it. Would you pay a few million to slot into Dec? That last part is of course pure speculation.
     
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