FCC filing for the T16 satellite (finally!)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Support Forum' started by HoTat2, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. slice1900

    slice1900 SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Since T15 and T16 are for all practical purposes identical I don't see any reason why Directv should care which is at 101 and which is at 103. The only possible reason they might is if one has a bad transponder, then you'd want the bad transponder to be one that isn't used in the location that satellite is in.

    We won't see the STA (special temporary authority) filing for this until shortly before launch, but T16 will undoubtedly do like all the other Directv satellites and launch to some other location first for IOT (in orbit testing) similar to how T15 was launched to 66.8W for 30 days of IOT before eventually drifting to its (then) permanent home of 103W.
     
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