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Astra 2E: Launch 30 September 2013

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skomedal

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thanks AS
 

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ses will be avelible when satellite operation on 28.2e
or end of November or first December
 

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I was just reading some old SES publicity PDFs and noticed 2F was launched almost exactly a year before 2E.

Astra 2F: Launched 28th Sept 2012
Astra 2E: Launched 29th Sept 2013

Astra 2F: Officially started commercial operations 21st Nov 2012
Astra 2E: 22nd Nov 2013? ;)
 

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I was just reading some old SES publicity PDFs and noticed 2F was launched almost exactly a year before 2E.

Astra 2F: Launched 28th Sept 2012
Astra 2E: Launched 29th Sept 2013

Astra 2F: Officially started commercial operations 21st Nov 2012
Astra 2E: 22nd Nov 2013? ;)
Just time to relocate the BBC & ITV before the seasonal epg freezes! ;)
 

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timo it can be this date to operation
I think 2e have litel more transponder from 2f
 

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It seems n2y0 have updated the TLE's, Perigee now 14085km, Apogee still 35964km - circularisation is getting closer.

Are these TLE's the latest updates or are they half a day or so old once they are updated on n2y0's website?
 

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Are these TLE's the latest updates or are they half a day or so old once they are updated on n2y0's website?
Depends on the day of the week. Update is once every 24 hours, and the TLE's are several hours old when that update is done. And there are no updates over the weekend. If you want to know exactly look at the TLE.

1 39285U 13056A 13275.70792333 -.00000136 00000-0 00000+0 0 52
2 39285 008.3763 340.9922 3484484 001.2222 014.3145 01.56060258 55

In bold, first 2 figures are the year, and the rest is the day of the year and fraction of the same in UTC.
 

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With today's TLE apogee lines up with 45ºE at 06:30 UTC tomorrow morning so possibly that is when it will be boosted from transfer orbit to geostationary. 2E-track.jpg
 

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Depends on the day of the week. Update is once every 24 hours, and the TLE's are several hours old when that update is done. And there are no updates over the weekend. If you want to know exactly look at the TLE.

1 39285U 13056A 13275.70792333 -.00000136 00000-0 00000+0 0 52
2 39285 008.3763 340.9922 3484484 001.2222 014.3145 01.56060258 55

In bold, first 2 figures are the year, and the rest is the day of the year and fraction of the same in UTC.
Cheers Huevos, I didn't understand how to read the date from these TLE's.
 

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n2y0 is now reporting perigee of 26k, inclination of 2.4deg so it's getting closer to being circularised and non-inclined.

I guess we'll see some testing by the end of next week if we're lucky!
 

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Well whenever contributing Members feel "the time has come", the Testing Topic is ready and waiting.
 
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Solly- When Astra 2F was Launched 28th Sept 2012, when did you first start testing at 43.5E ?
 

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If like for like, we might have action around 13th - a week Sunday :-irish
From the 2F observations it will most likely be a Friday 11th, Saturday 12th or Monday 14th. We all learnt that Astrium/SES don't work Sundays as all fell quiet on the day of rest (!), they do work on a Saturday though!!

Seen as SES are keen to have her up and running ASAP I do wonder if we might see a more intense testing schedule with 24/7 testing so to try and shave a few days off getting her to 28.2E? We'll have to wait and see.
 

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this week near 11-12 satellite should be ready on 43.5e
today make simple move the dish to turksat and then move bit east
spectrum litel difrent from 2f last October 2012
it clear for signal
we waiting to know next week monday curect tle
 

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TLE #12 of yesterday morning, has Astra 2E near 41 East now, and arrival at 43.5 East on 10 October.
 

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TLE's updated, she's pretty much at GSO now:

Perigee: 35,677.6 km
Apogee: 35,741.4 km

Also reported as being at 41.3E, reckon we'll see some testing by midweek.
 
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