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DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment

Postby Ekiwinox » 01 Jul 2017 10:36

DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment after either some strong winds or a local bear named Spirit knocked it out of alignment again. Does it look out of alignment to you?

https://www.google.com/maps/space/mars/ ... a=!3m1!1e3
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Re: DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment

Postby Ekiwinox » 04 Jul 2017 07:49

Perhaps this explains why my TV was out:

Rough cut video of AMC-9 satellite on Friday night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ebIAUjFfZM&t=93s self starts at 1:33

Published on Jul 1, 2017
On the morning of June 17th, the Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES lost control of a large satellite in geostationary space. A few days ago ExoAnalytic Solutions began seeing the AMC-9 satellite fragment. For annotated still images, go here and click through the pictures for the best time saver:
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07 ... ary-orbit/

Excerpts:
The camera is actually trackingthe AMC-9 satellite in the center of the screen.
The objects that appear in "formation" are operational geosynchronous satellites.
This satellite is in a slightly lower orbit and passing them from below.
The flashing effect indicates it is out of control and spinning, light reflecting off different surfaces giving different levels of brightness.
This spinning could be why debris is emanating from the satellite, basically being flung in any direction as it's worked loose.
The somewhat large object that comes from the satellite is some unknown large piece of debris, could be a piece of the outer shell of the satellite, could be a solar panel, could be a piece of antenna.

https://www.ses.com/our-coverage/satellites/315
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC-9_(satellite)

http://spacenews.com/ses-reconnects-wit ... fragments/
Satellite operator SES says it has regained the ability to communicate with AMC-9, a 14-year old satellite in the company’s fleet that stopped listening to commands June 17, but that the satellite continues to list westward from its geosynchronous orbital slot. Since the incident on 17 June 2017, AMC-9 has been slowly moving westwards with its payload disabled and not causing interference. A majority of traffic has been transferred to other SES satellites and SES is working on a long-term plan to minimize disruption to customers.

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SES is active in the Hosted payload market, selling space on planned and under-construction satellites to governments and institutions[9] to provide globally redundant and secure networks for end-to-end solutions in security, defence, and information-gathering as well as for humanitarian purposes such as natural disaster response. SES has a history of providing satellite capacity to U.S. Government customers for the delivery of video, internet, voice and data,[5] with clients including the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, Coast Guard, Department of State, and the National Park Service, and continues to build on this relationship with new long-term contracts such as the Army WIN-T network.[2]"

In July 2014 SES announced that nearly half of the SES satellite fleet is controlled from the new satellite operations center (SOC) opened at its sales and engineering offices in Princeton, New Jersey. 23 satellites are controlled from Princeton with the remainder operated from SES’s global headquarters in Luxembourg.[56]

I am surprised TV going out did not make news. Perhaps the channels were quickly changed to other satellites.
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Re: DirecTV satellite dish may need realignment

Postby Hawk45 » 04 Jul 2017 17:09

What and panic the Sheeple? Not this week. They got enough to worry about with their Hate Trump campaign.
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