SATCO DX - Updates 971222-980104

SATCO DX - Updates 971222-980104

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

Updates, From East to West...:

--- Intelsat 701 at 180E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i701.shtml
WorldNet has left 3,975 R (PAL), West Hemi.

--- Intelsat 702 at 177E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i702.shtml
Thai TV 5 Global Network has started on 12,612 V, MPEG-2/clear.

--- Measat 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/mea2.shtml
Footprint map added.

--- Apstar 1 at 138E:  http://www.satcodx.com/apstar1.shtml
Cartoon Network/TNT have started on 4,020 V, B-MAC.
Baccarat Game Channel (in Chinese) has left 3,880 H.

--- Palapa C2:  http://www.satcodx.com/palapac2.shtml
Cartoon Network/TNT left 3,760 H (B-MAC) on 1 January.

--- Asiasat 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/asia2.shtml
On 25 December, BTV 1 (Beijing) started on 12,329 H, MPEG-2/clear.

Lao TV Channel 3 has started on 4,143 H, MPEG-2/clear.

--- Insat 2C at 93.5E:  http://www.satcodx.com/in93.shtml
DD 7 (in Bangla) has replaced DD 12 (in Kashmiri) on 4,045 H
and left 3,845 H.

--- Measat 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/mea1.shtml
Footprint map added for the Ku beam.

--- Intelsat 704 at 66E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i704.shtml
NTV (Russia) has started on 11,664 H, SECAM, European beam.
TNT (THT) has started on 11,598 H, SECAM, European beam.

--- Intelsat 604 at 60E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i604.shtml
TNT (THT) has started on 11,512 V, MPEG-2/clear.
TV Centr left 11,476 V (SECAM) on 1 January.

--- Intelsat 703 at 57E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i703.shtml
NTV (Russia) has left 11,476 H, moved to Intelsat 704.
Khabar TV has ceased on 11,630 H, new location unknown.

--- Intelsat 804 at 44E:  http://www.satcodx.com/i804.shtml
Intelsat 804 is currently testing at 44 East, will finally
be located at 64 East.

--- Turksat 1B at 31.3E:  http://www.satcodx.com/turk1b.shtml
Best TV has started on 11,027 H, MPEG-2/clear.

--- Astra 1C:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra1c.shtml
Gay TV has started on 10,979 V, PAL/Videocrypt 1, 05-06 CET.

--- Astra 1G:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra1g.shtml
Astra 1G has reached its final location at 19.2 East.
A few test carriers and colour bars have yet been observed.

--- Eutelsat II f1:  http://www.satcodx.com/e2f1.shtml
Eurotica Rendez-Vous has started parallell transmissions on
11,658 V, D2-MAC/Eurocrypt S2.

--- Hot Bird 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb1.shtml
On 31 Deceber, Thai TV 5 Global Network started on 11,248 H,

--- Hot Bird 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.shtml
The Multi Musica package has started on 12,034 V, with 20 audio
channels, all encrypted. The complete line-up is on the chart.

--- Hot Bird 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb3.shtml
Three TV channels have started on 12,111 V, MPEG-2/clear,
line-up: TVE Internacional, Canal 24 Horas and Onyx.

--- Tele-X:  http://www.satcodx.com/telex.shtml
TV 8 has left 12,676 L (MPEG-2).

--- Intelsat 707/Thor 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/1west.shtml
TVS - Sportskanalen on 11,389 H and 11,592 H has ceased, replaced
by an info card about the closure.

--- Intelsat 803 at 21.5W:  http://www.satcodx.com/i803.shtml
Intelsat 803 has replaced Intelsat 515 at 21.3 West.
The total chart for both Intelsat 803 and Intelsat K at 21.5 West
has moved to "http://www.satcodx.com/i21.shtml".

TV 5 Afrique has started on 4,020 R, PAL/clear, East Hemi beam.

BFBS TV has started on 4,082 R, MPEG-2/enc., SR 6398, FEC 1/2,
with these radio channels (all in clear): BFBS World 1/2/3,
BFBS Falklands, BFBS Belize and BFBS Cyprus.

--- Intelsat 605 at 27.5W:  http://www.satcodx.com/i605.shtml
NTA (Nigeria) has started on 4,043 L, PAL/clear, SE zone beam.

--- PAS 5 at 58W:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas5.shtml
Antena 3 has ceased on 4,120 H.

--- Nahuel 1A:  http://www.satcodx.com/nahuel1a.shtml
Several new digital TV channels have been added to Nahuel 1A.
Please take a look at the chart for more details.

--- Anik E2:  http://www.satcodx.com/ae2.shtml
Several new TV channels in ExpressVu package:
More details are at http://www.satcodx.com/dig/expressvu.shtml

--- Echostar 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/echo3.shtml
Footprint map added.

--- Satcom C4:  http://www.satcodx.com/sc4.shtml
C-SPAN Extra is on 4,067 V, MPEG-2/PowerVu.

--- Satellite Launches:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.shtml
On 22 December, Intelsat 804 was successfully launched with
Ariane V104, to be located at 64 East.

Asiasat 3 was launched with Proton on 24 December. But after about
six hours, a malfunction occurred during a second effort to switch
on its booster system. After failing to attain a circular orbit,
the Asiasat 3 is now gradually heading back to earth, rotating in
a elliptical orbit.

For SR, FEC and PIDs for all digital channels, plese see the
online satellite charts at http://www.satcodx.com/

Due to the missing update mail one week ago, this update mail
covered two full weeks instead. Sorry for any inconvenice!

Happy New Year,
Christian Lyngemark                 SATCO DX Satellite Chart
Christian@Lyngemark.com             webmaster@satcodx.com
http://www.lyngemark.com/           http://www.satcodx.com/

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