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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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    Only makes sense since the current STA for testing is set to expire on Sunday, and although D* filed an application for a 30 day STA to drift the bird to the new location, last I heard FAA hadn't approved it yet.

    So, they're sitting on an STA to test that expires on Sunday, without authority to begin the drift.......what'r ya gonna do?????
     
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    I like the way you think.
     
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    IOT doesn't follow plans if second extension asked... Hope Boeing will figure out the issue(s) soon.
     
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    Who here works for Boeing or can I assume everyone has their rocket science degrees and just works from home?
     
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    It's not like they just let the satellite wobble around up there and then grab control when they're ready to test.

    I was on the fence before, leaning to one side, but after this latest extension I'm hopping off. Something is wrong with D12.
     
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    Walk around with a hard hat, so you don't get hit by a falling piece of D12!
     
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    I was a program manager when I retired from the government in 2005 after 30 years.......:D
     
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    STA filed for and approved the same/next day !!

    You meant FCC....
    Doesn't make sense to me that it would so long (weeks) to approve a drift (even though may be more complicated) that D* has to ask for another testing extension because the first one is going to expire. :nono2:

    Although I agree D* needs another extension because there is no approval, I doubt D* is waiting for FCC approval. More like D12 is not ready.

     
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    an extension IS a hint of a problem, but whatever makes you sleep better. Im telling you guys, June 2010.
     
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    If there are any here who work for Boeing, I highly doubt that they are able to comment.

    I worked in the satellite area of Hughes (which later became part of Boeing), but that was >40 years ago. The need for additional testing doesn't surprise me at all. There are tests that they can do at 76 which might interfere with current operations of D10 or SW1 if performed at 103.
     
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    And they've already had two months to do them. This isn't a new type of satellite, it's the third one DirecTV has of this type. They also knew beforehand what testing they wanted to do, and a good approximation of how long it should take. Asking for two extensions can only mean that the testing did not go well, and they need more time to figure things out.
     
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    James Long

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    That isn't the kind of tests that are done before putting a satellite in place.

    Tests are raw data signals. Content is irrelevant. They just want to make sure the transponders can handle the bit rates that they are designed to handle (the same bit rates you'll find on other DirecTV satellites) and that the footprint is what is expected.

    Grant of approval to continue testing will allow them to do whatever tests they didn't get done or were not satisfied with. One would have to look back at D11 and D10 to figure out what is normal for length of time testing. Sometimes the FCC limits licensees and requires STAs to be extended instead of giving one STA for the entire length of time that a licensee needs the STA.

    The late renewal of this STA is a tea leaf that DirecTV did not intend to extend the STA but has decided to do so to extend testing beyond their original plan. But it doesn't mean that DirecTV will not meet their original goal for putting D12 into service sometime this quarter. They have 11 weeks to make the December press release "true".

    BTW: In service relates to the satellite not any new channels.

    My condolences to those who wait. Trust me, I know what it is like to wait for a long time for a few new channels. Best wishes and patience to all ... especially to the DirecTV employees who have to put up with the complaints. It isn't their fault that DirecTV is missing a few HD channels.
     
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    The "D12 is fine and will be on service as planned" crowd is very quiet today.


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    :zzz:D12 is fine the problem is the testing equipment.
     
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