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Re: Satellite seen from South Africa




>As you are aware, South Africa is currently facing a rapidly 
>expanding influx of technology and information with the advent 
>of digital Ku-Band TV signals and the Internet. 
>
>The interest in satellite technology has resurected the 
>interest in C-Band reception as well but unfortunately there 
>isn't any source (that I know of) similar to Robert Smathers' 
>South Scanner Satellite Services that cater for South African 
>viewers.
>
>I am looking for an "entire" list of every kind of satellite 
>that can be seen from Southern Africa - can you help ?
>
>Thanking you in anticipation,
>
>Sincerely
>
>Rob Greaves
>
>4th Wave Projects
>Natal Newspapers
>Durban
>South Africa
>
>
Dr.Dish:
Here follows a list containig alle satellites which could bee seen 
(theoretical) from Capetown, RSA. For channels have a look into the recent 
issue of TELE-satellte magazine which is available in South America.

Satellites (C,Ku,Band) Above 5 Degrees Elevation
Produced using Satmaster
Tuesday, July 02, 1996
 
 
 
Notes
(1) This geometric listing does not imply usable signals
(2) Side lobe overspill may allow out of footprint reception
(3) Ground noise may be excessive below 10 degrees elevation
 
Site location	Cape Town
Site latitude	33.92S
Site longitude	18.45E
Magnetic variation	23.3W
Modified polar elevation	55.43 degrees
Modified apex elevation	50.57 degrees
Modified polar axis	34.57 degrees
Modified apex declination	39.43 degrees
Modified declination offset	4.86 degrees
 
Key to Abbrieviations:
Long:	Sub satellite longitude (degrees)
AZm:	Magnetic azimuth or compass bearing (degrees)
AZ:	True azimuth (degrees)
EL:	Elevation (degrees)
Band:	Active Bands
 
 
Name	Long	AZm	AZ	EL	Band
 
Inmarsat 2F4	 54.00W	303.3	280.0	 6.0	C
Intelsat 706	 53.00W	303.9	280.6	 6.8	C,Ku
Intelsat 705	 50.00W	305.7	282.4	 9.3	C,Ku
Panamsat 1	 45.00W	308.9	285.6	13.4	C,Ku
Intelsat 502	 40.30W	312.0	288.7	17.2	C,Ku
Orion 1	 37.50W	314.0	290.7	19.5	Ku
Intelsat 603	 34.50W	316.1	292.8	22.0	C,Ku
Intelsat 506	 31.50W	318.4	295.1	24.4	C,Ku
Hispasat 1B	 30.00W	319.6	296.3	25.6	Ku
Hispasat 1A	 30.00W	319.6	296.3	25.6	Ku
Intelsat 601	 27.50W	321.7	298.4	27.6	C,Ku
Intelsat 605	 24.50W	324.2	300.9	29.9	C,Ku
Intelsat K	 21.50W	327.0	303.7	32.1	Ku
Intelsat 512	 21.30W	327.2	303.9	32.3	C,Ku
TDF 1	 18.80W	329.6	306.3	34.1	Ku
TDF 2	 18.80W	329.6	306.3	34.1	Ku
Intelsat 515	 18.00W	330.4	307.1	34.7	C,Ku
Inmarsat 2F2	 15.80W	332.6	309.3	36.3	C
Marecs B2	 15.00W	333.5	310.2	36.9	C
Express 1	 14.00W	334.6	311.3	37.6	C,Ku
Gorizont 26	 10.70W	338.3	315.0	39.8	C,Ku
Telecom 2A	  8.00W	341.6	318.3	41.5	C,Ku
Telecom 2B	  5.00W	345.4	322.1	43.3	C,Ku
Intelsat 702	  1.00W	351.0	327.7	45.4	C,Ku
Thor	  0.80W	351.3	328.0	45.5	Ku
TVSat 2	  0.60W	351.6	328.3	45.6	Ku
Telecom 1C	  3.00E	357.0	333.7	47.2	C,Ku
TELE-X	  5.00E	  0.1	336.8	48.0	Ku
Sirius 1	  5.20E	  0.4	337.1	48.1	Ku
Eutelsat 2F4	  7.00E	  3.4	340.1	48.7	Ku
Eutelsat 2F2	 10.00E	  8.4	345.1	49.5	Ku
Eutelsat 2F1	 13.00E	 13.6	350.3	50.1	Ku
Hotbird 1	 13.00E	 13.6	350.3	50.1	Ku
Eutelsat 2F3	 16.00E	 18.9	355.6	50.5	Ku
Astra 1B	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1A	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1C	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1E	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1D	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Telstar 301	 20.00E	 26.1	  2.8	50.5	C
Eutelsat 1F5	 21.50E	 28.8	  5.5	50.4	Ku
Marecs A	 22.50E	 30.5	  7.2	50.3	C
DFS 3	 23.50E	 32.3	  9.0	50.2	Ku,Ka
Eutelsat 1F4	 25.50E	 35.8	 12.5	49.8	Ku
Gorizont 20	 26.00E	 36.7	 13.4	49.7	C,Ku
DFS 2	 28.50E	 40.9	 17.6	49.1	Ku,Ka
Arabsat 1C	 31.00E	 45.0	 21.7	48.3	S,C
DFS 1	 33.50E	 49.0	 25.7	47.4	Ku,Ka
Gorizont 17	 34.00E	 49.8	 26.5	47.2	C,Ku
Gorizont 22	 40.00E	 58.6	 35.3	44.3	C,Ku
Turksat 1B	 42.00E	 61.3	 38.0	43.2	Ku
Intelsat 507	 47.00E	 67.6	 44.3	40.2	C,Ku
Eutelsat 1F1	 48.00E	 68.8	 45.5	39.5	Ku
Gorizont 27	 53.00E	 74.3	 51.0	36.1	C,Ku
Intelsat 510	 57.00E	 78.3	 55.0	33.2	C,Ku
Intelsat 604	 60.00E	 81.1	 57.8	30.9	C,Ku
Intelsat 602	 62.90E	 83.7	 60.4	28.7	C,Ku
Inmarsat 2F1	 64.30E	 84.9	 61.6	27.6	C
Intelsat 505	 64.90E	 85.4	 62.1	27.2	C,Ku
Intelsat 704	 66.00E	 86.3	 63.0	26.3	C,Ku
Panamsat 4	 68.50E	 88.2	 64.9	24.3	C,Ku
Gals 1	 71.00E	 90.2	 66.9	22.3	Ku
Gals 2	 71.40E	 90.5	 67.2	22.0	Ku
Intelsat 503	 72.00E	 90.9	 67.6	21.5	C,Ku
Insat 2A	 74.00E	 92.4	 69.1	19.9	S,C
Thaicom 1	 78.50E	 95.5	 72.2	16.2	C,Ku
Thaicom 2	 78.50E	 95.5	 72.2	16.2	C,Ku
Gorizont 24	 80.00E	 96.5	 73.2	14.9	C,Ku
Insat 1D	 83.00E	 98.4	 75.1	12.5	S,C
Chinasat 1	 87.50E	101.2	 77.9	 8.8	C
Gorizont 28	 90.00E	102.8	 79.5	 6.7	C,Ku
Intelsat  501	 91.50E	103.6	 80.3	 5.5	C,Ku
Satellites (C,Ku,Band) Above 5 Degrees Elevation
Produced using Satmaster
Tuesday, July 02, 1996
 
 
 
Notes
(1) This geometric listing does not imply usable signals
(2) Side lobe overspill may allow out of footprint reception
(3) Ground noise may be excessive below 10 degrees elevation
 
Site location	Cape Town
Site latitude	33.92S
Site longitude	18.45E
Magnetic variation	23.3W
Modified polar elevation	55.43 degrees
Modified apex elevation	50.57 degrees
Modified polar axis	34.57 degrees
Modified apex declination	39.43 degrees
Modified declination offset	4.86 degrees
 
Key to Abbrieviations:
Long:	Sub satellite longitude (degrees)
AZm:	Magnetic azimuth or compass bearing (degrees)
AZ:	True azimuth (degrees)
EL:	Elevation (degrees)
Band:	Active Bands
 
 
Name	Long	AZm	AZ	EL	Band
 
Inmarsat 2F4	 54.00W	303.3	280.0	 6.0	C
Intelsat 706	 53.00W	303.9	280.6	 6.8	C,Ku
Intelsat 705	 50.00W	305.7	282.4	 9.3	C,Ku
Panamsat 1	 45.00W	308.9	285.6	13.4	C,Ku
Intelsat 502	 40.30W	312.0	288.7	17.2	C,Ku
Orion 1	 37.50W	314.0	290.7	19.5	Ku
Intelsat 603	 34.50W	316.1	292.8	22.0	C,Ku
Intelsat 506	 31.50W	318.4	295.1	24.4	C,Ku
Hispasat 1B	 30.00W	319.6	296.3	25.6	Ku
Hispasat 1A	 30.00W	319.6	296.3	25.6	Ku
Intelsat 601	 27.50W	321.7	298.4	27.6	C,Ku
Intelsat 605	 24.50W	324.2	300.9	29.9	C,Ku
Intelsat K	 21.50W	327.0	303.7	32.1	Ku
Intelsat 512	 21.30W	327.2	303.9	32.3	C,Ku
TDF 1	 18.80W	329.6	306.3	34.1	Ku
TDF 2	 18.80W	329.6	306.3	34.1	Ku
Intelsat 515	 18.00W	330.4	307.1	34.7	C,Ku
Inmarsat 2F2	 15.80W	332.6	309.3	36.3	C
Marecs B2	 15.00W	333.5	310.2	36.9	C
Express 1	 14.00W	334.6	311.3	37.6	C,Ku
Gorizont 26	 10.70W	338.3	315.0	39.8	C,Ku
Telecom 2A	  8.00W	341.6	318.3	41.5	C,Ku
Telecom 2B	  5.00W	345.4	322.1	43.3	C,Ku
Intelsat 702	  1.00W	351.0	327.7	45.4	C,Ku
Thor	  0.80W	351.3	328.0	45.5	Ku
TVSat 2	  0.60W	351.6	328.3	45.6	Ku
Telecom 1C	  3.00E	357.0	333.7	47.2	C,Ku
TELE-X	  5.00E	  0.1	336.8	48.0	Ku
Sirius 1	  5.20E	  0.4	337.1	48.1	Ku
Eutelsat 2F4	  7.00E	  3.4	340.1	48.7	Ku
Eutelsat 2F2	 10.00E	  8.4	345.1	49.5	Ku
Eutelsat 2F1	 13.00E	 13.6	350.3	50.1	Ku
Hotbird 1	 13.00E	 13.6	350.3	50.1	Ku
Eutelsat 2F3	 16.00E	 18.9	355.6	50.5	Ku
Astra 1B	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1A	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1C	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1E	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Astra 1D	 19.20E	 24.6	  1.3	50.6	Ku
Telstar 301	 20.00E	 26.1	  2.8	50.5	C
Eutelsat 1F5	 21.50E	 28.8	  5.5	50.4	Ku
Marecs A	 22.50E	 30.5	  7.2	50.3	C
DFS 3	 23.50E	 32.3	  9.0	50.2	Ku,Ka
Eutelsat 1F4	 25.50E	 35.8	 12.5	49.8	Ku
Gorizont 20	 26.00E	 36.7	 13.4	49.7	C,Ku
DFS 2	 28.50E	 40.9	 17.6	49.1	Ku,Ka
Arabsat 1C	 31.00E	 45.0	 21.7	48.3	S,C
DFS 1	 33.50E	 49.0	 25.7	47.4	Ku,Ka
Gorizont 17	 34.00E	 49.8	 26.5	47.2	C,Ku
Gorizont 22	 40.00E	 58.6	 35.3	44.3	C,Ku
Turksat 1B	 42.00E	 61.3	 38.0	43.2	Ku
Intelsat 507	 47.00E	 67.6	 44.3	40.2	C,Ku
Eutelsat 1F1	 48.00E	 68.8	 45.5	39.5	Ku
Gorizont 27	 53.00E	 74.3	 51.0	36.1	C,Ku
Intelsat 510	 57.00E	 78.3	 55.0	33.2	C,Ku
Intelsat 604	 60.00E	 81.1	 57.8	30.9	C,Ku
Intelsat 602	 62.90E	 83.7	 60.4	28.7	C,Ku
Inmarsat 2F1	 64.30E	 84.9	 61.6	27.6	C
Intelsat 505	 64.90E	 85.4	 62.1	27.2	C,Ku
Intelsat 704	 66.00E	 86.3	 63.0	26.3	C,Ku
Panamsat 4	 68.50E	 88.2	 64.9	24.3	C,Ku
Gals 1	 71.00E	 90.2	 66.9	22.3	Ku
Gals 2	 71.40E	 90.5	 67.2	22.0	Ku
Intelsat 503	 72.00E	 90.9	 67.6	21.5	C,Ku
Insat 2A	 74.00E	 92.4	 69.1	19.9	S,C
Thaicom 1	 78.50E	 95.5	 72.2	16.2	C,Ku
Thaicom 2	 78.50E	 95.5	 72.2	16.2	C,Ku
Gorizont 24	 80.00E	 96.5	 73.2	14.9	C,Ku
Insat 1D	 83.00E	 98.4	 75.1	12.5	S,C
Chinasat 1	 87.50E	101.2	 77.9	 8.8	C
Gorizont 28	 90.00E	102.8	 79.5	 6.7	C,Ku
Intelsat  501	 91.50E	103.6	 80.3	 5.5	C,Ku
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