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Snapshots of satellites

Llew

cerca trova...
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Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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#1
Some nice photographs of various satellite slots can be seen here:


www.satcom.freeserve.co.uk/geos.htm

Didn't know they wobble around that much O-Ha

Llew
 

Topper

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1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
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#2
Llew said:
Didn't know they wobble around that much O-Ha

Llew
Yes Llew it is surprising we receive the transmission quality we do when you view those pictures. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that it was the amount of gas on board that determined the life of a satellite as once the gas has expired they are unable to correct any drift and relocate a satellite back in its true slot.
 

PaulR

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#3
Some nice photographs of various satellite slots can be seen here
Ah, another reader of TV magazine methinks.

PaulR
 

Llew

cerca trova...
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Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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#4
PaulR said:
Ah, another reader of TV magazine methinks.

PaulR
It's a fair cop, Guv :p
 

UT666

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#6
cool stuff...
will have to try that one day...

some of my own astro stuff..
h**p://www.uea.ac.uk/~a273473/astro.html

UT.
 

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#7
Hey, you guys rock. What a fantastic thread. Thanks fellas!