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

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  1. May 7, 2010 #8661 of 10270
    cebbigh

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    This gets you into the ballpark of the D11 thread give or take a few pages:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=123236&highlight=d11+signal&page=190

    It will likely follow the same general pattern for D12. The first thing we'll see (for those of us who prefer watching signal strength meters to actual programs) is temporary numbers other than 0 appearing on the transponders for 103 (ca). But like hdtvfan0001 said they need to park and test it first.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    Some other interesting info....as D12 (headed to 102.765) passes D11 at 99 later today - D12 is located about 148 miles higher in altitude than D11.

    So any of those doomsday collision theories are a waste of time as D12 contiues forward to its final location. :D
     
  3. May 7, 2010 #8663 of 10270
    bills

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    i hope is dosen't hit stargate's destiny on it's way to the end of the galexy....:lol:
     
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    curt8403

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    oh dear, the D12 with the solar panels fully retracted, could possibly fit through a stargate, and then were would we be????:eek::scratch::goofygrin
     
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    ATARI

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    Everything is normal with D12 at 98.6 degrees.
     
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    smiddy

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    Whoops, you're right...I must have been distracted or something. :)
     
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    dcowboy7

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    Every stripclub has to have a dancer named Destiny.

    I think its like a rule or something.
     
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    Likely that it will occur right after it passes 99 or maybe already has? Got to happen sometime soon. :)
     
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    Sixto

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    Yep, was wondering if at 99 or 101, not sure how much distance it's needs for the lowering of the orbit.
     
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    drift is nominal
     
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    alnielsen

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    Does this mean that I have to give up using Enzyte? :D
     
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    Are we there yet?
    Are we there yet?
    Are we there yet?

    :D
     
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    Mavrick

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    D12s theme song?

    [YOUTUBE]UnWfp4RaPtg[/YOUTUBE]
     
  14. May 7, 2010 #8674 of 10270
    Sixto

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    And now we have the answer ... :)

    Big news (5/7/2010):
    "DirecTV 10 is currently operating at the 102.815° orbital location. As DirecTV has previously informed the Commission, that satellite suffered a post launch anomaly that has limited the capacity available in certain local markets. DirecTV believes that it can ameliorate this condition, but will need to discontinue commercial service from the satellite and relocate it slightly so that it is not within the cluster of it's other operational satellites. Accordingly, DirecTV intends to move DirecTV 10 to the 102.6° position to conduct the restorative procedure. During this migration, DirecTV 10 will continue to provide service to subscribers. However, over the course of this migration, DirecTV intends to transfer all traffic from DirecTV 10 to DirecTV 12, DirecTV's newest sateliite which has just completed in-orbit testing and is expected to arive at the nominal 103° location on or about May 11, 2010. At the conclusion of the STA period, the satellite will be in a position for the corrective procedure to be attempted."

    http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=815158

    GREAT news in the long term.
     
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    LameLefty

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    Sixto

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    Very interesting and great news.

    They send up one satellite (D12), and they get one plus a much better 2nd (D10)!

    Superb.
     
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    Time to find and restickie the D10 thread :)
     
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    Jason Whiddon

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    Can someone break it down for me? I'd been a dish sub for awhile and don't know jack about the D10 they are discussing.
     
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    tonyd79

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    This sort of explains why not 40 gazillion channels immediately. If they are using D12 to handle D10s traffic during repairs, they could not fit it all.

    If they get it fixed, more better for everyone!
     
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