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  Reply # 31861 31-Mar-2006 00:15
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Yeah i'm curious aboubt that "fuel", I still have somewhere a weird cell thing that creates electricity from heat designed to go in a satellite. I think it's a massive peltier. (it's not a REAL one, one a mate made but it does work!)

Maybe satellites create some gas from solarpower,,, but how!

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  Reply # 31862 31-Mar-2006 00:15
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I'm sitting in a chatroom on a NZ/AU satellite chat site, some in there seem to think the service will be down overnight and sky will make an announcment when the sharemarket opens, if the bird is a write-off can likely bet that share trading in skytv will be suspended

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 31864 31-Mar-2006 00:22
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haha, crazy... there really ARE chat sites for everything Wink

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  Reply # 31865 31-Mar-2006 00:27
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Well I hope for Sky's sake that they have a contingency plan. Surely they must. They have known about B1's Primary SCP for like a year now.

Will be funny if they don't tho.




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  Reply # 31866 31-Mar-2006 00:28
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Well, its almost half an hour after they said it would be fixed, poor sky people, sucks to be them right about now :S i just payed the sky bill today too...

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  Reply # 31867 31-Mar-2006 00:30
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i can just imagine it... no sky tv for a few months... the TAB must be sweating

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  Reply # 31868 31-Mar-2006 00:33
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adamj: Well I hope for Sky's sake that they have a contingency plan. Surely they must. They have known about B1's Primary SCP for like a year now.

Will be funny if they don't tho.


I read somewhere that they can use some space on the "pretty full" Optus C1, not sure how legit that info is tho

EDIT: just remembered, its in one of the other posts in this thread, lol

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  Reply # 31869 31-Mar-2006 00:37
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"Thruster with a size of a matchstick performs these manoeuvres. Fuel spent during these manoeuvres defines satellite lifetime. Turksat generation satellites has around 900 Kg fuel and satellite itself is around 800 Kg. This fuel finishes within around 12-13 years. Before to finish the last remaining fuel, another special manoeuvre is performed to throw the satellite toward deep space (waste box) from this critical geostationary orbit (36,000 Km from earth surface)."

From http://www.geocities.com/senol_gulgonul/uydu/.


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  Reply # 31871 31-Mar-2006 00:48
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Another link, discussng the no-playback issue: http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/default.asp?id=60831 

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  Reply # 31872 31-Mar-2006 00:51
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One of the sites I was viewing said one of the optus A3 satellites is twice over it's "life", launched in 1987.Surprised

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  Reply # 31873 31-Mar-2006 00:55
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Whats the site your are goin

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  Reply # 31874 31-Mar-2006 01:00
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Odd how there is nothing about it on Optus' or Singtel's Websites when its really thier satellite...

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Reply # 31875 31-Mar-2006 01:03
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craigster53: Odd how there is nothing about it on Optus' or Singtel's Websites when its really thier satellite...

Maybe they are busy Surprised

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Reply # 31876 31-Mar-2006 01:08
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JohnPorter:
craigster53: Odd how there is nothing about it on Optus' or Singtel's Websites when its really thier satellite...

Maybe they are busy Surprised


They put thier webmaster on satellite re-alignment duty? lol Tongue out

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  Reply # 31877 31-Mar-2006 01:10
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craigster53: Well, its almost half an hour after they said it would be fixed, poor sky people, sucks to be them right about now :S i just payed the sky bill today too...

"we hope to have it fixed by midnight" could be interpreted as really meaning "go to bed - we'll talk about it in the morning".

Not having a contingency plan would be like living in the 9th Ward of New Orleans and not having flood insurance... Frown


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