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Re: Satellite Changes
Reply #30 - Mar 12th, 2014, 9:24pm
 
ASTRA 2G is now slated for a 2014 (2nd quarter) launch, however there are whispers that it might be September.

Source  www.russianspaceweb.com.




Once 2G is correctly located and operating at 28.2ºE, there should be no further launches to this orbital position for a while, as the life-span of this type of satellite is approximately 15 years.

Source Astra.

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Reply #31 - May 20th, 2014, 9:01pm
 
Advance Television, here, is now reporting that a recent failure of a Proton launch vehicle from the ILS Baikonur facility will cause another delay to the arrival of Astra 2G at the orbital position of 28.2º East.

Astra 2G seems to have been delayed three times.

A BBC News report (which does not refer to Astra 2G) is here. An Inmarsat satellite was the unfortunate payload on this launch.

"Spaceflight Now"  reported on May 12th that:-

"On May 9, the company's (Astra SES) chief executive told financial analysts that the launch was on track for the third quarter of this year -- between July 1 and Oct. 1."
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Reply #32 - Jun 20th, 2015, 3:01pm
 
Astra 2G has now started to transmit programmes from 28.2ºE (the main orbital position serving the UK with "Freesat" and "Sky" programmes).

The BBC Reception Site, here, reports that:

Astra 2G is now carrying BBC News HD programmes.

DSAT 8
Astra 2G (28.2° East) Transponder 61 Frequency: 11 .02325 GHz Horizontal polarisation Modulation: DVB-S2, 8PSK Symbol rate: 23.0 Mbaud FEC 2/3
Transport Stream ID: 2061

This transponder is also broadcasting the following BBC TV Channels:-

BBC ONE Scotland HD
BBC ONE Wales HD
BBC FOUR HD
CBeebies HD
BBC NEWS HD

Astra 2G has joined her identical sisters Astra 2E and Astra 2F at 28.2.

These are predicted to be the last TV broadcast satellites to be broadcasting to the UK. from this position.

With a lifespan of 15 years, by 2030, it is likely that there will be an alternative way of transmitting TV programmes from maker to viewer by that time


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Reply #33 - Jun 26th, 2015, 6:03pm
 
"there will be an alternative way of transmitting TV programmes from maker to viewer by that time."

I agree. Most likely, using fibre broadband - paid for by taking the BBC's license-fee money - again!
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