intelsat 20 comming testing signal

solly

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Messages
5,232
Reaction score
3,073
Points
113
Age
51
My Location
Tel Aviv, Israel
Intelsat 20 was successfully launched 2 August 2012 by Arianespace. The north and south solar arrays have been deployed and spacecraft health is operating nominally. The spacecraft is currently in route to its in-orbit testing location. The first 3 out of 4 Apogee Maneuver Firings have been successfully completed. Bus testing will commence 12 August 2012, followed by Payload testing a few days later.
 

solly

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Messages
5,232
Reaction score
3,073
Points
113
Age
51
My Location
Tel Aviv, Israel
All apogee maneuvers have been completed and the satellite is at its test location in geostationary orbit. The two west Ku-band reflectors were successfully deployed this morning. The next scheduled activity is the deployment of the East Ku-band reflectors.
 

adonis1

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Mar 2, 2008
Messages
1,521
Reaction score
1,453
Points
113
Age
65
My Satellite Setup
Gibertini dish 1.55 Χ 1.66 ( 100.5°E -45.0°W) ku lnb Inverto Black Ultra 0.2db - Ku band Circular Uni Inverto BLACK Pro 0.2db / / C-Band lnb Titanium wide band - Pauxis 13°- K Panorama 13°K
DR.HD F-15 - Openbox S11 HD - TM-5402 HD M3.
My Location
Syros island - Central Aegean sea - Greece
I'm little bit curious to see if Intelsat 20 has stronger signal than Intelsat 10 , I wish much stronger .
 

solly

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Apr 18, 2004
Messages
5,232
Reaction score
3,073
Points
113
Age
51
My Location
Tel Aviv, Israel
next week will be start testing signal
 

patmos

Regular Member
Joined
May 28, 2007
Messages
170
Reaction score
2
Points
18
Age
61
My Satellite Setup
STRONG SRT-4910+,SunRay4HDse,TBS5922, 2.4M P.F Apstar7(76.5 DEGE), 120cm dish PAS 10 Ku( 68.5 DEGE),3.0M Mesh Motorised dish on arc (AM44 (11DEGW) to AM33(96.5 DEGE),150 cm dish W3C(16 DeG E)+ side LNB Ew2A(10 DEGE),90cm W4/W7 (36 DEGE)
My Location
Mauritius
We are waiting for it in the islands. We were in out of footprint with IS10. Any news of SES-5?
 

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 26, 2003
Messages
49,312
Reaction score
9,943
Points
113
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
patmos said:
Any news of SES-5?

carriers are testing on the Nordic & C-band beams

-http://www.flysat.com/ses5.php
 

Captain Jack

Модератор
Staff member
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
11,284
Reaction score
7,503
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
North Somerset
Another C band toy for Vipersan to play with.
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
..Yeah ..be nice if the footprint covers the UK ...at least at fringe level ..
Had the TBS card looking for thode 2 C band test carriers 3820 and 4140 R ..
Not even a sniff so far...and positioning the dish roughly at this location ...the overspill from Rascom will be unavoidable ...its simply too close physically ..
..seperation requires at least 3 degrees of shift in C band.
Any footprint links known to exist for this new bird ?
rgds
VS
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
..Hmmm ...just found this ..which vanished just after I screen grabbed it
3450R

..maybe this is the new bird on the block ?
rgds
VS
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Nope ..false alarm ...the above is 10 east ..
I strayed too far with the Vbox..
Back to the search..
:(
 

Captain Jack

Модератор
Staff member
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
11,284
Reaction score
7,503
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
North Somerset
You should easily be able to receive one of C band beams.
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Captain Jack said:
You should easily be able to receive one of C band beams.

Thanks for the 'maps' CJ ...
I can only assume the currently active (flysat) transponders are currently either ...off ....or are aimed further east ..
Currently got the dish parked at 825 vbox clicks ..
10 east is 770
3 east is 856
1 west is 906
which by my reconing should place 5 east around the 820 - 830 mark..
As expected at this position I still see traces of the the stronger Rascom transponders..but nothing at all at 3820 or 4140 R...not even a hint of a 'hump' in the scan at these locations.

maybe tomorrow ??
I'll keep checking.
rgds
VS
 

kingkad

Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2011
Messages
54
Reaction score
20
Points
8
My Satellite Setup
3.8m Prodelin Offset.
My Location
London
@ vipersan - have you ever picked up anything from 68.5e?
 

Captain Jack

Модератор
Staff member
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
11,284
Reaction score
7,503
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
North Somerset
I don't think he can see that far east. Although he has considered demolishing his dwelling in order to do so....
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
kingkad said:
@ vipersan - have you ever picked up anything from 68.5e?

CJ is quite right ...
Maximum I can get to is 62 east with partial dish illumination in Cband ..and inermittent reception of 66 East in ku ...made possible due to the extra height of the TD88..
Further East than this is physically impossible due to houses and height above sea level at my location.
Shouldn't complain though more or less got ku coverage 66 east to 60 west ..and Cband coverage from 58west to 62east with a dead spot around 50 east..a few degrees wide.
rgds
VS
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Possible contender ??
No modulation of course ..but what looks to be a definate hump in the trace 3966R..not there in Left circular ..so maybe ??
rgds
VS
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
99.99 percent sure of this one ..
Its clean and very precise..
4186 Left circular unmodulated ...and wasn't there an hour ago
rgds
VS


...just vanished again ..within the last 5 minutes..
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
...and its back again ..
Sadly I have to go to work now ..but leave you with this dual scan image.
rgds
VS
 

Captain Jack

Модератор
Staff member
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
11,284
Reaction score
7,503
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See signature
My Location
North Somerset
Nice one. I thought you were trying to get Intelsat 20 at 64E as per thread title but it's SES-5!

Well done.
 

Vipersan

Emmett Browns Ghost
Staff member
Joined
Jun 29, 2009
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
6,661
Points
113
Age
64
My Satellite Setup
IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Captain Jack said:
Nice one. I thought you were trying to get Intelsat 20 at 64E as per thread title but it's SES-5!

Well done.

My fault CJ ..didn't pay attention when posting to the thread..
doh!
;)
 
Top