- Sep 8, 2003
Has any one heard any more on the 39 additional local market that was announced in March? They said by the end of 2003 didn't they? :?: :?:
silversurfer01973 said:I can't see this happening by the end of the year. The launch of DirecTV 7S has been delayed possibly till the beginning of next year. I don't believe they have the capacity to add anymore right now.
Greg Bimson said:No, not because of the sale.
According to Dan Collins, Space Systems/Loral never builds a satellite on time; it was supposed to be delivered already. We'd have heard about it if the satellite was delivered.
Also, Arianespace, the launch facility that is contracted, never launches a satellite on time. There are still two launches scheduled prior to the DirecTV satellite. It is guessed that because the satellite isn't built, that the launch probably won't take place until early next year.