SATCO DX - Updates 22-28 September

SATCO DX - Updates 22-28 September

This is a summary of the updates at SATCO DX last week.
More information and current satellite listings are available
on SATCO DX Satellite Chart at http://www.satcodx.com/

=== EUROPE:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Kopernikus 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/k3.html
Almost all of the digital channels haved ceased!
There are now colour bars in MPEG-2/clear on all these frequencies:
 11,466 H / 11,500 H / 11,530 H / 11,541 V / 11,573 V / 11,605 V /
 11,616 H / 11,650 H / 11,680 H / 12,524 V / 12,559 H / 12,591 V /
 12,658 V / 12,692 H.

--- Hot Bird 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb3.html
Hot Bird 3 has completed its move from 29 East to 13 East.
The first official transmissions are expected within a few days.

=== AFRICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- Arabsat 2B:  http://www.satcodx.com/arab2b.html
TV de Mauritanie and RTM 1 have swapped frequencies, new line-up:
3,876 R: RTM 1, SECAM
3,918 R: TV de Mauritanie, PAL

=== ASIA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart3.shtml
--- Measat 2 at 148E:  http://www.satcodx.com/mea2.html
The ASTRO package is on Measat 2 in addition to Measat 1,
frequencies: 11,168 H, 11,540 H and 11,602 H.
This version is mainly for West Malaysia and Indonesia due
to its different footprint.

--- Superbird C at 144E:  http://www.satcodx.com/sbc.html
DirecTV has tested several tps in preparation for the launch
of their digital package early in October.

--- Agila 2 at 144E:  http://www.satcodx.com/agila2.html
CNBC has started on 4,165 H, PAL.

--- Apstar 1A at 134E:  http://www.satcodx.com/apstar1a.html
XJTV - Xinjiang TV on 4,120 H has switched from PAL to MPEG-2.

--- Palapa C2:  http://www.satcodx.com/palapac2.html
The Indovision package on 11,500 H is identical to what's
on 3,500 H. The content of 3,580 H is also found on 11,645 H.

Since 18 September, Indovision is also 3,460 H, MPEG-2/NDS,
with some more TV channels: TVRI, RCTI, SCTV, IVM, TPI and ANTV.

--- Thaicom 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/thai78.html
Footprint link added for the C band.

=== SOUTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- PAS 3R:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas3r.html
All channels in the Net-Sky package are listed with their
internal numbers, addition of four new channels:
ch 24: Canal Future (replaced WorldNet)
ch 29: Premiere Preview
ch 33: Sexy Hot
ch 34: Nickelodeon

--- Brazilsat B2:  http://www.satcodx.com/brazilb2.html
There are no analog transmissions on this satellite, but
several encrypted digital TV channels. Brazilsat B2 mainly
serves as a backup for Brazilsat B1.
Here is a list of some known TV channels: (all digital)
3,650 H: Rede Globo occasional feeds
3,650 V: Rede Transporte (for truck and bus companies)
3,670 V: TV Alterosa
3,670 H: TV Senac
3,690 H: Rede Vinde
3,690 V: TV Rio

=== LAUNCHES:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.shtml
Intelsat 803 was successfully launched with Ariane V100 at
23:58 UTC on 23 September. It will initially be located at
27.5 West, and temporary replace Intelsat 601!
In May, Intelsat 803 will be transferred to 21.5 West and
replace Intelsat 515.

Intelsat 804 (to be launched on 16 Dec.) will surprisingly
be located at 64 East, and not 29.5 West!
It will be tested for about five weeks at the test location
at 47 East, then move to 64 East and replace Intelsat 801.

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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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