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Astra 2G satellite passes first test phase — 21 Comments

  1. Astra 2G Testing ?

    28.2°E
    Astra 2G
    11259.67
    V

    Europe
    DVB-S
    QPSK
    27500 2/3

    2015-02-01
    28.2°E
    Astra 2G
    11261.17
    H

    Europe
    DVB-S
    QPSK
    27500 2/3

    2015-02-01
    28.2°E
    Astra 2G
    11343.00
    V

    Europe
    DVB-S
    QPSK
    27500 2/3

    2015-02-01
    28.2°E
    Astra 2G
    11344.50
    H

    Europe
    DVB-S
    QPSK
    27500 2/3

  2. ASTRA 2G Current position
    LOCAL TIME:
    02:24:07
    UTC:
    02:24:07
    LATITUDE:
    -0.03
    LONGITUDE:
    21.19
    ALTITUDE [km]:
    35786.85
    ALTITUDE [mi]:
    22236.92
    SPEED [km/s]:
    0
    SPEED [mi/s]:
    0
    AZIMUTH:
    136.9
    SE
    ELEVATION:
    +35.2
    RIGHT ASCENSION:
    13h 3m 0s
    DECLINATION:
    -6° 55′ 12”
    Local Sidereal Time:
    10h 47m 19s

  3. Question will Uk Channels BBC/ITV/Ch4 and Ch5 Return

    I would find it unlikely that the BBC/ITV/Ch4 and Ch5 services would ever return to the European footprint, as the transponders on the relatively new Astra-2E platform would have been leased by the National Network providers for at least 5 years.

    But you never know ?

  4. Orbital position
    28.2°E 964 0 517 828 97 39 Eutelsat 28A 28.45°E 0.00° 0.07° 242 180 2015-02-06 09:11
    Astra 2E 28.36°E -0.04° 0.05° 338 153 2015-02-04 19:01
    Astra 2A 28.2°E 0.05° 0.05° 184 46 2015-02-06 09:11
    Astra 2F 28.2°E -0.02° 0.03° 200 138 2015-02-04 20:51
    Astra 2C 28.18°E -0.02° 0.06° – – 2015-02-04 19:00
    Astra 2D 28.08°E 1.74° 1.98° – – 2012-02-14 16:30
    Astra 2G 21.2°E -0.06° 0.06° – – 2015-02-04 18:59

    • Yes, 2G is at 21 east, no disputing that.
      but I can see no uk tv channels currently on those frequencies you mention at that location.
      and no other satellite website has mentioned that there are those uk tv channels that you mention on 2g either.
      I only see those channels on eutelsat 28 a.

      And in your post on the 5th February you said 2G was testing at 28 east- but we know it is at 21 east – so wherever you are getting your information from is confusing you…

      Like I said before, in the past they have not used that many live uk tv channels for their tests, especially when it is not in the correct location. In fact 2G is only there as a place holder, to reserve that slot for a furture Luxemburg satellite operation.

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    • KOS is wrong.
      It is notorious for incorrect information, (they have channels listed on the UK beam that are not on the UK beam!)
      2G is NOT at 28 east, but 21, like you previously said.
      And this is what KoS says at the moment – 2G at 22.21e with no channels.

      And there are no live channels on 2G at the moment.
      In fact there appears to be currently no testing at all on 2G.

      Perhaps it was KoS just preparing things.

  6. Sounds like the NIT has been incorrectly configured at the uplink site on the encoder for this service. They should resolve this as an when the services become full live

  7. Hi Question
    Channel 5 Is on 12522 V 27000 Astra 2F covering west Africa
    I cannot get signal
    So will the New Astra 2G that covers west Africa bring back PBS Channels ?

    Expected orbital location 28.2°E / 28.5°E
    Coverage West Africa, Europe
    Launch date 27 December 2014
    Launch Vehicle Proton
    Design Life 15 years
    Satellite Manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
    Polarisation Ku-band: Linear
    Ka-band: Circular
    Total Transponders Ku-band: 62
    Ka-band: Europe:4
    (250 & 500 & 600 MHz)

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