Nimiq 2

william-1

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My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Premium PLL Lnb
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima
TM5302HD + Inverto Premium PLL Lnb for compiling Ch lists.

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + Inverto Black Ultra
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
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Epping Forest Essex

hvdh

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Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Nimiq 2 stayed at 89.5°E from 1 Jan 2018 to 5 May 2018.
Now moving 2.6°W/day.
Many relocations sinds 2013!
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hvdh

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My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Nimiq 2 has stopped at 27.8°W. Maybe @Marcus_21 knows what this slot reservation is for? :confused
 

s-band

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Nimiq 2 has stopped at 27.8°W. Maybe @Marcus_21 knows what this slot reservation is for? :confused
I looked for signals around the frequencies of the beacons on the other Nimiqs and found one on 12201H. This may be it as it was ~2.8 deg N at the time and clear of other satellites.
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hvdh

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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
The behaviour of Nimiq 2 worries me a bit, or at least is unusual.
There has been no manoever since June 16, that placed Nimiq 2 near 27.8°W with a slight drift of 0.03°W/day.
Now near 28.1°W.
 

hvdh

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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
After visiting 28.0°W, 123.1°W, 91.5°E and 146.0°E, Nimiq 2 is near 55°E now, still drifting 2.2°W/day, no doubt to reserve another slot.
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