SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 12-18 May

SATCO DX Satellite Chart - Updates 12-18 May

This is a summary of last week's updates to the service.
More details are available at http://www.satcodx.com/

=== EUROPE:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Turksat 1C:  http://www.satcodx.com/t1c.html
Flash TV (Turkey) has started on 11,129 V, MPEG-2

--- Eutelsat II f3:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f3.html
Euro 7 is nearly broke, and they (almost for sure) won't return
broadcasting. They have left the building in Hilversum, and they
are not broadcasting any more.

--- Eutelsat II f1:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f1.html
TPS's tp on 12,542 V is not used for tests any more, and has now
this TV line-up: (all encrypted)
TPS Promo (clear), France Courses, Canal Auto, Guide, Meteo Express,
Radios, Multivision Sport, plus 10 radio channels. No PIDs available.

--- Hot Bird 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb1.html
TV 5 Asie (=Asia) has started on 11,338 V, MPEG-2

--- Hot Bird 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.html
Fashion TV replaced AB Sat promo on 11,766 V in PAL 14-16 May,
but AB Sat promo is now back again.

--- Intelsat 707:  http://www.satcodx.com/i707.html
TV Danmark has moved to 11,107 V, MPEG-2

--- Hispasat 1A/1B:  http://www.satcodx.com/hispasat.html
The Spanish package on 12,631 H (MPEG-2) is back with this line-up:
TV G, TVE 1, TVE La 2, Galavision, TVE Int., Tele Deporte, Canal
Clasico and Mosaico.

=== AFRICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Intelsat 601:  http://www.satcodx.com/i601.html
MCM Africa has ceased in analog on 3,650 R
Club 601 (French package) has started on 3,650 R, MPEG-2,
SR 27500, FEC 3/4, TV channel line-up:
Canal + Horizons, CFI, TV 5 Afrique, MCM Africa, AB Cartoons
and EuroNews.

=== ASIA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart3.shtml
--- PAS 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas2.html
Bloomberg Information TV has left 12,595 V

--- PASI 1 at 161E (x-Gorizont 29):  http://www.satcodx.com/g29.html
Pacific Rim (New Zealand) tests on 3,675 L

--- Apstar 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/apstar1.html
The three CETV - China Education TV channels have moved
to Apstar 1A

--- Apstar 1A:  http://www.satcodx.com/apstar1a.html
Five TV channels have started on this satellite:
3,820 V: CETV SD    (moved from Apstar 1)
3,900 V: CETV 2     (moved from Apstar 1)
3,980 V: CETV 1     (moved from Apstar 1)
4,000 H: Yunnan TV  (moved from Asiasat 1)
4,160 H: CCTV 7

--- Asiasat 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/asia1.html
Yunnan TV has left 4,040 H and moved to Apstar 1A

--- PAS 4:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas4.html
ART Australia and RAI International are on 3,880 H, MPEG-2

=== NORTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- Galaxy 7:  http://www.satcodx.com/g7.html
TCI HITS - Headend in the Sky is on several tps on Ku band,
please take a look at the chart for more details.
TCI HITS has a home page at http://www.hits.com/

--- Anik C1 at 118.6W:  http://www.satcodx.com/ac1.html
The old Anik C1 (launch 1985) is located at 118.6 West and they
are currently testing its Ku tps in the 11,700-12,200 GHz range.
This news is comfirmed by Telesat Canada.

=== LAUNCHES:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.shtml
A Dongfanghong 3 satellite was successfully launched with Long March
on Sunday 11 May, to be located at 125 East. A meteorological satellite
will be launched in June. After that, they will continue with foreign
satellite launches.

Thor 2 should have been launced at 22.39 UTC on Sunday 19 May,
but has been rescheduled to 22.39 UTC on Monday 19 May (00.39 CET)
because of bad weather. For updated news about this launch and launch
coverage, please take a look at http://www.satcodx.com/launches.shtml

Other launch updates:
* Indostar 1 moved from Ariane V99 (15 July) to V100 (28 Aug.)
* GE 3 with Atlas on 19 November
* Eutelsat W24 f1 (W1) with Atlas in January 1998
* Sky 2 in December 1998 instead of March 1998
* TDRS 8 in July 1999

* All PIDs on the chart are (should be) in hexadecimal, and NOT decimal.

* All new info on the Updates page will have a direct link to the
  specific transponder on the charts, and not only to the satellite
  chart in general, as before.

* The Launches page has got headers and a slightly new look.

Best Regards,
Christian Lyngemark                 SATCO DX Satellite Chart
Christian@Lyngemark.com             webmaster@satcodx.com
http://www.lyngemark.com/           http://www.satcodx.com/

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