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

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  1. Dec 28, 2009 #1501 of 10270
    Sixto

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    [table="header"]Time|Launch Event|Status
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    07:24:00pm ET|1st/2nd Stage Separation|Complete
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    07:27:26pm ET|2nd/3rd Stage Separation|Complete
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    07:27:48pm ET|Payload Fairing (PLF) Separation|Complete
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    07:31:36pm ET|3rd Stage/Breeze M Separation|Complete
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    07:33:50pm ET|1st Burn Ignition|Complete
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    07:37:51pm ET|1st Burn Shutdown|Complete
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    08:27:58pm ET|2nd Burn Ignition|
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    08:45:15pm ET|2nd Burn Shutdown|
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    10:48:45pm ET|3rd Burn Ignition
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    11:00:14pm ET|3rd Burn Shutdown
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    11:01:04pm ET|APT Jettison
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    11:02:31pm ET|4th Burn Ignition
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    11:08:16pm ET|4th Burn Shutdown
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    04:13:25am ET|5th Burn Ignition
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    04:19:43am ET|5th Burn Shutdown
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    4:32:00am ET|D12 Separation
    [/table]
     
  2. Dec 28, 2009 #1502 of 10270
    bjlc

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    so when do we start the new thread? the Directv 13 launch thread? tomorrow? next week?

    come on.. this one is up and gone.. lets get on that new satellite..
     
  3. Dec 28, 2009 #1503 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    The first of the five upper stage burns is complete - we'll know more as the evening progresses but spacecraft separation won't be until more than 9 hours after launch.
     
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    sore_bluto

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    They are going to call it D14. Must be superstitious.
     
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    texasmoose

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    New channels could come prior to GSO? That's not gonna happen.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2009 #1506 of 10270
    jefbal99

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    Is there a contract with Boeing for the next round of Birds? These will get 15 yrs, won't they?
     
  7. Dec 28, 2009 #1507 of 10270
    sore_bluto

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    I agree it is not likely, but I think the thinking here is once NFLST is done, a few HD channels could be added if everything checks out with D12.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    he means on D10 and D11 after NFLST is over. I'm crossing my fingers.
     
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    jefbal99

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    They could use the reserved space on d10/d11 that is for sunday ticket, soon
     
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    FOR those pessimists asking" AMC-14 failed at Breeze-M Burn #2

    http://www.ilslaunch.com/news-031408

    Doctor j
     
  11. Dec 28, 2009 #1511 of 10270
    sore_bluto

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    I just heard one of the executives call the "next satellite" Directv 14 during the broadcast and assumed.
     
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    I apologize I didn't take that into account. Yes, we can only hope:D
     
  13. Dec 28, 2009 #1513 of 10270
    Sixto

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    HR22 says unauthorized to record, but the DVR will allow you to play/rewind for the 1.5 hour cycle.

    Although the official final destination is longitude 102.8°W, does anyone have the latitude? I know this is slightly east of Denver, but I'm guessing the latitude is closer to the Canadian border, like in the high 40's°N.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    My HR22 recorded the whole thing to my hard drive as planned :)
     
  17. Dec 28, 2009 #1517 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    At one time there were FCC authorizations and plans to launch a "Directv 13" satellite (FCC call sign S2693, planned to go to 110W). However, Directv changed plans in the last few years (and I doubt it really had much to do wuth superstition, given that they got as far as having authorization for it at one time ;) ).

    I strongly suspect that there is at least a contract option for another Boeing 702 satellite (probably several in fact, for the RB-xx BSS band payloads that Directv now has authorizations for). However, I think they don't yet have formal contracts or if they do they're relatively recent, as they will have to be discussed in SEC filings and investor presentations and we've yet seen none of that.

    So in sum, I think "Directv 14, 15 and 16" will probably be the common names for the FCC callsigns S2711 (RB-1 at 99W), S2712 (RB-2 at 103W, assuming the FCC/ITU thing gets worked out :) ) and S2243 (RB-4 at 110W).
     
  18. Dec 28, 2009 #1518 of 10270
    P Smith

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    All those normal functioning FSS/BSS/DSS/DTH GSO objects should stay on equatorial orbit, ie 0 degree.
     
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    Equator (where it's going) is zero degees latitude.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2009 #1520 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    In fact, by definition, an object cannot be "geostationary" if it's not an equatorial orbit with an inclination of very, very close to 0º. It can have an orbital period of exactly one day, but if it's inclined it will appear to wobble, as seen from the ground. Not good for use with small, fixed receiving dishes. :)
     
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