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Re: Satellite Changes
Reply #15 - Sep 21st, 2013, 6:46am
 
The latest information regarding the forthcoming launch of Astra 2E may be found here, on Khrunichev's website.


It is a very detailed page (in English) with frequencies, footprints etc, listed.

Once again, the caveat must be stated, nobody knows what the overspill will be until the satellite is launched safely into the correct orbital location and in operation.

The footprints, as issued, tend to be pessimistic.

Launch is expected to be on September 30th.

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Reply #16 - Sep 27th, 2013, 9:21pm
 
Astra 2E Launch scheduled to be:-

September 30, 2013 - 3:38am BKR

Launch at 29.09.2013 at 21 h 38 m 10 s UTC

This information is from:-

http://coopi.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=645
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Re: Satellite Changes
Reply #17 - Sep 29th, 2013, 3:46pm
 
ILS Proton is set the launch the Astra 2E satellite at 23.38 CET (21.38 GMT).

The launch can be followed live on a special webcast. Live streaming will begin approximately ten minutes before liftoff.

The launch can also be seen on the Astra satellite postion of 19.2 degrees East. (ie NOT the normal UK DTH satellite).

The live broadcast will be available on 11,023 MHz/H (SR 22.000, FEC 5/6).

Pictures should be available here:-
http://astra2e.imgondemand.com/default.aspx

Live feeds might be available from here:-
http://www.tsenki.com/en/broadcast/
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Reply #18 - Jan 19th, 2014, 5:58pm
 
Astra 2E is now on its way to the correct orbital position, having undergone extensive testing at another location.

It is expected to be operational by mid February.

Reception conditions in 'overspill areas' are still unknown.

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Reply #19 - Jan 31st, 2014, 6:13pm
 
Astra 2E is now said to be in the correct orbital position at 28.2ºE.

No transponders are 'live' presently.
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Reply #20 - Feb 4th, 2014, 12:39pm
 
Satellite changes taking place during the nights this week 3rd feb,
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Reply #21 - Feb 4th, 2014, 12:47pm
 
Moved last night Monday were ITVHD pay channels, no free bbc or itv yet
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Reply #22 - Feb 4th, 2014, 4:06pm
 
BBC Reception's announcement is here.

"The BBC’s services to Sky and Freesat homes are carried on six transponders on satellites operated by SES Astra located at 28.2°East.

In February 2012, one of these satellites (Astra 2D) was retired and BBC services moved to a new temporary home on Astra 1N. Astra 1N is shortly to be moved to its permanent position at 19°East, so the affected BBC services will be transferring to a new permanent home on Astra 2E (28.2°East).

This will take place in the early hours of Thursday 6th February 2014. Care has been taken to ensure the minimum of impact to UK viewers both during and after the change, such that no viewer actions should be required.

A small number of channels are unaffected by the change. These are on the multiplex “DSAT 8” which is carried on Astra 2F (also at 28.2°East). These are BBC ONE Scotland HD, BBC ONE Wales HD, BBC FOUR HD, BBC NEWS HD, CBeebies HD.

Generally the new transponder will improve reception in the South East of England, the north eastern coast of East Anglia, the North East of Scotland and the Shetland Isles.

The effect on coverage within Europe: Northern France and Belgium may see an improvement, outside of this area there may be a slight reduction in coverage with the need for a larger receive antenna."



It is interesting to note that 22 hours later the last sentence appertaining to European reception conditions was removed from the BBC's announcement.
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Reply #23 - Feb 6th, 2014, 7:48am
 
Early reports suggest that spain and Portugal have lost all the bbc channels including the hd channels
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Reply #24 - Feb 6th, 2014, 8:42am
 
It seems the further west the weaker the signal. Dish size, type and alignment is critical.

Some National Regions, BBC One Scotland, for example is stronger than BBC One England.
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Reply #25 - Feb 6th, 2014, 12:30pm
 
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Reply #26 - Feb 11th, 2014, 4:30am
 
It looks as though all the UK TV channels have now migrated to their new home.

Latest reports are that all remaining versions of ITV and Channel 4 etc. moved overnight.

Therefore, what you have now, is 'it',

that is, until Astra 2G launches in a few months. Undecided
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Reply #27 - Feb 11th, 2014, 1:41pm
 
Sky estimate that they may lose 5 per cent of subscriptions due to the satellite change, maybe not a good time to buy Sky shares
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Reply #28 - Feb 13th, 2014, 8:05am
 
Some people have measured the signal strength from astra 2e and are suggesting it is not transmitting at the 13w it should be. Could this be a deliberate attempt to stop European viewing, or a test on how to stop an independent, Scottish, non tv license paying audience  viewing BBC programmes.
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Reply #29 - Mar 12th, 2014, 8:40pm
 
I live in SW France 40km south of Toulouse and enjoy regular relatively trouble-free reception of all of the Freesat HD package with a 1.2m dish.
I previously had an 80cm antenna which whilst Ok for 1N and 2A proved inadequate for Astra2F reception, so it was replaced last spring.
The reception from 2F fluctuated wildly for most of last summer but luckily has now settled down.
2E reception was pretty much reliable from the off and I hope that this good reception will continue as I don't want to have to build a replica Jodrell bank in the garden.  Wink
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