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DirecTV 10 satellite in-orbit testing underway

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Sep 2007 19:13 User comments (2)

DirecTV 10 satellite in-orbit testing underway The DirecTV 10 satellite is currently undergoing testing procedures after being successfully placed in geo-synchronous orbit. The satellite was launched on July 6th, 2007. The testing has so far confirmed that the satellite is working correctly and is ready to deliver all planned high-definition programming. The aim is to deliver up to 100 HD channels nationwide by year-end.
The DirecTV 10 satellite's transponder payload also includes spot-beam capacity that will support the expansion of DirecTV's local HD channel services. While testing of DirecTV 10's capability continues, it appears that a portion of the anticipated spot-beam capability may not be fully available.

The investigation to determine the cause of the reduced capability and potential means to mitigate its effect is on-going. However, the planned expansion of HD local programming as previously announced should not be materially affected. The launch of DirecTV 11 11 is still scheduled for late this year or early next year, on a Sea Launch launch vehicle.

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118.9.2007 4:26

I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens after the test phases.

21.10.2007 13:52

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DirecTV will be even BETTER now!

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