SAT Observations 96.11.21
From: "Henk C. Room" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 00:56:29 +0200
From email@example.com Thu Nov 21 17: 58:19 1996
WELCOME TO SAT-MIDEAST !
A news release from Cairo, Egypt, located at 30.3 North - 31.15 East
WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE:
- Satellite and Transponder Observations in C- and Ku-Band,
- Commented from the Middle Eastern perspective.
WHAT YOU DON'T FIND HERE:
- Astra, Eutelsat Superbeam and Skandinavian Reports.
- D-Box Info, DF-1 Reports and daily Feed Listings.
THE ONLY HEADLINE IN THIS REPORT:
- Hot Bird 2 Launch
Ten minutes after coming home from a business trip I was able to watch
the Telepiu DStv txm on HB-1, 11.345 GHz, H, Symbol Rate 27500, FEC 2/3,
in the clear, using my Panasat 520 IRD.
Sorry that I din't have more time to gather other news and info. From
tomorrow the usual format.
HOT BIRD 2 LAUNCHED
Eutelsat's $200 million worth Hot Bird 2 satellite was launched by a
Lockheed Martin Atlas 2A today, at 21:47 CET, from launchpad 36B at the
Cape Canaveral Air Station, after been delayed for nine days. The
satellite will be positioned at 13 East, co-positioned with the Eutelsat
II-f1 and Hot Bird 1. Satisfactory telemetric data from the satellite
could be received from the monitoring ground stations. As per Eutelsat
technical information will the satellite be operational before
Christmas, due to the new method of txpr testing during positioning.
>From the available 20 txpr, most probably only 4 frequencies can be
received in the Middle East:
Tp: Freq.: TV Channel: Mode Beam
50 11.727 V RTP International analog Widebeam
51 11.747 H EDTV Dubai analog Widebeam
65 12.015 H ART analog Widebeam
69 12.092 H NBC analog Widebeam
All other txpr transmit in the superbeam modus, which will have an
expected maximum EIRP of 30 dBW, and will produce hardly viewable
pictures in the Middle Eastern Countries. Most of them are transmitted
anyway in MPEG-2 modus.
The widebeam can be received with EIRP's between 40 dBW and 46 dBW,
depending on location. A focussed beam is directed to the Gulf area
which will receive 42 dbW. Expect about the same signal strenght as
received from the Superwide Beam of HB1.
EUTELSAT INFO: http://www.eutelsat.org/about/index.html
LOCKHEED MARTIN: http://www.lmco.com/Astro/home.html
INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES: http://www.lmco.com/ILS/
Henk C. Room
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