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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jul 27, 2008.
Likely 1 transponder will handle the initial 3D...
Is there a D13 or D14 planned?
See above. The BSS satellites. RB-x.
No, 5-28 my 60th birthday.
Can I change my avitar?
What if it doesn't stop.
Oh never-mind I'll let the experts do what their paid to do, and wait for my birthday present.
Sure hope they checked out the brakes before beginning their journey...
I think that's moving to, not actually at yet.
First of all, I lack the technical knowledge or terminology to ask this question correction.
Once a satellite is parked and in service...how much do they move within that position? For instance, one D12 is parked in its final location: How much movement is there in any direction (normally)? I assume that it cannot remain perfectly in place in relation to the earth. I imagine that there is a tiny bit of floating here and there in all directions with constant corrections being made...automatically perhaps. How much movement is expected or possible away from say...103?
That may be a stupid question, but I hope it at least makes some amount of sense.
Oops...I should have read that a bit more carefully.
For the conspiracy theorists out there... It would appear that E14 and D12 will possibly collide between Day 12 and Day 13... Just sayin'...
!rolling Oh wait, I just read the disclaimer. I'm supposed to assume all output is wrong. Ok... I'll add that disclaimer to my post.
***Please assume all posts from this poster are wrong.
Nope...actually...its reported at 90.98...assuming that source is current.
Yep, with the rapid movement, felt it was best to just state it's moving, and where it's moving to. Port#1 will always have the latest TLE.
The latest projection is 2.5° per day, reaching 102.765° by early/mid next week.
Probably around 91° right now.
Could happen. I believe D-12 is going to take a victory lap before they park it
Wow. I take a break from this thread and when I come back she's drifting. Nice. :righton:
The terminology used most often is "stationkeeping envelope" - if I recall correctly, the FCC allows satellite operators to have 0.025º degrees, which is (very) roughly 11.5 miles to either side of their nominal orbital slot, along with the small altitude variation necessary to keep it confined in that region.
That may be true, but then I might watch two different ones, and someone else might watch two other completely different ones, and so on, and so on... Variety. Choice. Freedom. Isn't it great? :hurah:
Have added the following to post#1.
Here's an estimate of D12's location, it's just an estimate (will update at each TLE):
Wed (5/5): 91°
Thur (5/6): 93.5°
Fri (5/7): 96°
Sat (5/8): 98.5°
Sun (5/9): 101°
Mon (5/10): 102.765°
Now that we are pretty much settled in the reality of the drift, can I get back to our on topic argument for a moment?
Assume that D12 is now in a stable higher orbit, in addition to the fact it now has to travel a longer distance to complete one circle around the orbit, it is actually traveling in a slower speed along the path of the orbit too?
Wow! Maybe new HD a week from today? I'd be happy to see the DIRECTV logo via D12....