- Apr 18, 2004
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the astra 2f satellite will be launch 14 september 2012
I can't find it now but the last SES press release I read said 1N is an interim measure until 2E is active.Analoguesat said:Id guess 2F will replace 1N - 1N is needed at 19E to give additional backup.
That would make sense as it would give them redundancy if either 2A or 2B went down.Huevos said:I can't find it now but the last SES press release I read said 1N is an interim measure until 2E is active.
Huevos said:I can't find it now but the last SES press release I read said 1N is an interim measure until 2E is active.
Analoguesat said:That was then - this is now.
Astra 1H has been turned off at 19E since then, so SES have lost some of their redundancy at 19E - and by number of viewers 19E is far more important to SES than 28E.
Plans change all the time - look at the late deployment of 1N to 28E instead of 19E as initially planned..
Huevos said:Any idea the number of households that use 19e?
BTW, let's not forget astra 2d and 1h are still providing redundancy even though they are currently not broadcasting.
So there is more redundancy at 19E than 28E.Analoguesat said:2D doesnt provide much redundancy - only one frequency band so if one of the other birds had problems some major switch-arounds would be required.
Huevos said:So there is more redundancy at 19E than 28E.
Also we don't really know what the state of health of 2A/B is apart from that they seem to be working right now. There must be something that caused the hurry-up that made them decide to switch from Proton to Arianespace (unless they think Proton is not reliable enough).
Definitely not on 1N. Currently the only signals coming from 1N range between 10700 and 11200.andrewcrawford said:i think Olympics might be on astra 1n instead of astra2 birds as i think the power might be higher on them not 100% ill need ot check, if the power is about 98% or more on my systems then that suggest it is 1n