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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. Dec 3, 2009 #961 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    Actually, they call that subsidiary operation "Land-Launch" (d'uh! :p) - of course, the same sized Zenit launched from that far north has a much lower effective payload mass than one launched from the equator.
     
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    cartrivision

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    For some more nostalgia, here are some pictures that I took of the SeaLaunch vessel when D11 was loaded on it... about a day before it went out to sea... even though you can't actually see D11 or the rocket it's at the end of.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12587&d=1204420829

    http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12588&d=1204420856

    http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12589&d=1204420875

    http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12590&d=1204420901
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 #963 of 10270
    longrider

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    This is my favorite DirecTV11 picture... :)
     

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  4. Dec 3, 2009 #964 of 10270
    hdtvfan0001

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    Remember seeing those....very nice!
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 #965 of 10270
    smiddy

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    I liked watching it on TV when it launched and that sexy Russian accent coming through saying, "Nom-mee-nall!"
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    Will they have the launch live on the 101? in HD?
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 #967 of 10270
    hdtvfan0001

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    Not likely becuase of the location....but it will be streamed online like W7 before it was.....
     
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    smiddy

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    Oh, this is an awesome question! HD wasn't a choice last time, but DirecTV had a seperate channel for it...at least that will happen again, I'm sure.
     
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    lwilli201

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    I still have the D11 launch on my DVR. :grin:
     
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    Newshawk

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    I don't think they use the 101 network. IIRC, they use one of the private network channles in the 570s.
     
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    HoTat2

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    Hey, what a coincidence so do I actually ... :)

    The entire 2 hr. telecast originally aired on Wednesday 3/19/08 starting at 2:30 PM PST.

    Ah what a memorable day it was ... :D
     
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    smiddy

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    Now, how often do you two go back and relive that day? :D
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    If they do can open it to all?
     
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    lwilli201

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    Only one more time. That HR20-700 is going back to Directv since I have 3 more and one I am putting a 1TB external drive on. However, I may put in on a DVD. :lol:
     
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    Indiana627

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    So once D12 is live, how will it show up in our signal strength screen? Will a new 103° sat appear in addition to the "c" and "s" that already exist? Or will more transponders on the existing "c" and "s" sats show signal?
     
  16. Dec 4, 2009 #976 of 10270
    Sixto

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    The "real" transponder numbers of D10 and D12 overlap, so they'll need to be something new on screen if the intent is to display the "real" transponder numbers. Another option is to just virtualize the D12 transponder numbers and map TP9-24 to TP17-32, or some other format.

    D10 (c) is 1-14. D12 (c) is 9-24.

    SW1 / D10 (s) is 1-6, 15-24, D12 (s) is 15-24.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2009 #977 of 10270
    P Smith

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    Those numbers are logical tpn numbers, not physical.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2009 #978 of 10270
    smiddy

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    This will be interesting to see how it unfolds since there are many different way to skin a cat (no offense cat lovers; just an expression). I'm sure we'll know when we know, you know? :D
     
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    HoTat2

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    The problem I see though with simply "virtualizing" the actual CONUS Tp. numbers from D12 and remapping them onto heretofore unused Tp. slots on the same 103(c) signal strength display screen is that I can't see how this would work on the pre-H/HR23 receivers which do not have wide-band tuners to see both the Ka band hi and lo segments simultaneously for display on the same screen.

    The BBCs allow either the Ka A or B band through to a satellite tuner, but not both at the same time.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2009 #980 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Correct, and matched the FCC filing.
     
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