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    Astra 2E Update : New UK TV satellite is now at location.

    Press release from SES Astra this morning :

    ASTRA 2E has now been deployed at its final destination in the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East, where it is co-positioned with ASTRA 2A, ASTRA 2F and ASTRA 1N. Over the coming weeks, BSkyB, Channel4, ITV and BBC programming in this arc will be transitioned to the new satellite with its powerful footprint over the British Isles.

    http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astr...ws_updates.php

    The following is a press statement released by SES Astra, who own and operate the Astra 2 satellite, confirming its position and start of operations:


    SES’s ASTRA 2E SATELLITE GOES LIVE at 28.2/28.5 DEGREES EAST OVER EMEA
    31.01.2014

    Luxembourg, January 31st, 2014 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that the ASTRA 2E satellite enters into commercial service in the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East on February 1, 2014. The satellite was launched on board an ILS Proton launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 30, 2013.

    Extensive in-orbit tests have since then confirmed the satellite to be fully operational and performing to specifications.

    ASTRA 2E has now been deployed at its final destination in the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East, where it is co-positioned with ASTRA 2A, ASTRA 2F and ASTRA 1N.

    http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014...-now-location/
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