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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 29, 2009 #1601 of 10270
    hdtvfan0001

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    Warning...warning...that post may self-destruct in seconds.

    Enough already with the TC HD.....:D:lol:
     
  2. Dec 29, 2009 #1602 of 10270
    Sixto

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    post#1 will always have it. Most of it there now.

    Here's the standard format that will be used (same as D10/D11):
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    Name			DIRECTV 12
    NORAD #			36131
    COSPAR designator	2009-075-A  
    Epoch (UTC)		12-29-2009 03:58:40
    Orbit # at Epoch	0
    Inclination		45.519
    RA of A. Node		99.153
    Eccentricity		0.7219992
    Argument of Perigee	359.888
    Revs per day		2.26808567
    Period			10h 34m 53s (634.88 min)
    Semi-major axis		24 470 km
    Perigee x Apogee	424 x 35 759 km
    Element number / age	1 / 0 day(s)
    
    Lon			102.7768° W
    Lat			0.0012° S
    Alt (km)		35 789.170
    
     
  3. Dec 29, 2009 #1603 of 10270
    smiddy

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    Thanks Sixto, as always, very nicely done sir! :)
     
  4. Dec 29, 2009 #1604 of 10270
    Hutchinshouse

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    Congrats D12 team! So far it seems by the book!
     
  5. Dec 29, 2009 #1605 of 10270
    ATARI

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    That's what I'm thinking.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2009 #1606 of 10270
    smiddy

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    I was amazed last night on how "by the book" it was all going. It was as if they drew it on paper and everything was "coming to life" as we watched it. Man, the coming weeks will be interesting to watch, but not to endure, since the majority of us will be looking for more offerings from DirecTV as is implied by such a momentous display of sending this satellite up for their consumers. :D
     
  7. Dec 29, 2009 #1607 of 10270
    syphix

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    Again, awesome work y'all do here! You have a real passion for this and it shows!! THANKS ! ! ! ! !
     
  8. Dec 29, 2009 #1608 of 10270
    erosroadie

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    Scheduled my HR10-250 (remember those?) at about Noon yesterday and the entire hour recorded flawlessly...
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 #1609 of 10270
    Sim-X

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    Is there gonna be a reply at all? I forgot to record it - also channel and time plz (is it in hd?)
     
  10. Dec 29, 2009 #1610 of 10270
    thelucky1

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    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec 29, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the DIRECTV 12 satellite soars into space following its successful launch today, DIRECTV customers will soon see a stellar lineup of new HD channels and movie choices.

    When the satellite begins operations in the early second quarter of next year, it will be among a fleet of five powerful, HD satellites delivering an unprecedented array of programming and other services to households across America.

    The new satellite will boost DIRECTV's HD capacity by 50 percent, to more than 200 HD channels, increase the number of local HD markets DIRECTV will serve and significantly expand movie choices on the DIRECTV Cinema and DIRECTV on Demand services. DIRECTV offers more than 130 HD channels today and delivers local HD programming to 138 markets, representing 92 percent of U.S. TV households.

    DIRECTV 12, a Boeing 702 model satellite, lifted off on an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M vehicle at 4:22 p.m. PT yesterday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Controllers at the ground station in Hartebeesthoek, South Africa have made contact with the satellite and confirmed that all systems are functioning properly. Video replays of the launch are available on directv.com.

    "With the successful launch of our DIRECTV 12 satellite, we will have the capacity to dramatically expand HD and movie choices for our customers and further extend our content and technology leadership," said Romulo Pontual, DIRECTV's chief technology officer. "With a robust fleet of 11 satellites, including five spacecraft delivering HD programming, advanced transmission and set-top box technology, we are able to provide our customers with an unparalleled viewing experience and maintain a significant competitive advantage for many years to come."
     
  11. Dec 29, 2009 #1611 of 10270
    TheRatPatrol

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    Its replaying right now on 577, and its also available on the ILS website.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 #1612 of 10270
    Sim-X

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    Cool thanks, looks like they are replaying it all day. I have a hava set up and just checked my box here from work. It's grayed out in the guide but still comes in. It said it may not record but it let me shed it anyway so hopefully the dvr will record it.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2009 #1613 of 10270
    Sixto

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    Here's a repeat of the comparison of the previous launches.

    With D12 being at 424x35759 to start, it's almost identical to D10, which got to Geo in about 40 days.

    D12 may not be the same, especially with the test location, it all depends on the plan for fuel and any other mission differences.

     
  14. Dec 29, 2009 #1614 of 10270
    loudo

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    The press release is not to promising. All it talks about is new Cinema, Demand and new locals, nothing about adding new nationals. That is good if you buy PPV and still need locals, but for those who rely on packages and are looking for missing HD channels the competitors offer, it sounds like a let down. It does mention new HD channels but only talks about PPV and locals, no mention of any new national channels. I hope we will see some of the ones everyone has been asking for.

    Congrats DirecTV, on another new member to the satellite fleet.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2009 #1615 of 10270
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    Must not have read the release that closely. It mentions expanding HD and movie choices.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2009 #1616 of 10270
    loudo

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    Yes, I read HD, but it doesn't say anything about HD nationals, but mentions other types of HD.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2009 #1617 of 10270
    Stuart Sweet

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    I suggest you read the press release with a grain of salt. Do I think there will be enough new HDs to make you all happy? Yes, most of you anyway. But I don't think DIRECTV is going to carry the Basket Weaving Channel in HD when they think there's revenue out there to be gained from DIRECTV Cinema. A lot of you have Netflix subscriptions, I know I do. If DIRECTV Cinema can offer me a similar pricing structure and access to the new movies faster, I might do that instead. Maybe that's what some of that capacity will be used for.

    At any rate, it says it in most of these releases and probably in this one too, that forward-facing statements are not promises, they're projections.

    Mr. Pontual made a statement that was intended to please a lot of people. He and Mr. Mercer have a lot to crow about, after the successful launches of three of the most powerful communications satellites ever made. My thought is, congratulate them and don't worry too much about the fine print.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2009 #1618 of 10270
    LameLefty

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    Can you please save the doom and gloom for the "More National HD . . ." threads. This one is about D12. Thanks. :)

    :backtotop
     
  19. Dec 29, 2009 #1619 of 10270
    Stuart Sweet

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    Thanks, Lefty.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2009 #1620 of 10270
    loudo

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    Sorry if you interpeted my post as "Doom and Gloom", I was only trying to say the release didn't say anything directly about new "Nationals", which I was looking for. I, like everyone else, am always happy to see new channels even if I don't care for them.

    How is referring to a post about the new launch, which this thread is about, off topic?
     
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