thor 7 launch 16 april 2015

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Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s giant Thor-7 satellite is being shipped from its Space Systems/Loral production facility in the next few days and flown to the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. There it will go through final testing, and fuelling, ahead of a launch by an Arianespace rocket.
Thor-7 was designed with up to 25 simultaneously active Ka-band spot beams and a steerable beam for flexibility in meeting changing market requirements. Its Ku-band payload includes 11 transponders, which will enable expanded services in the region as well as back-up to ensure uninterrupted service.
“The satellite built by SSL will deliver a very bandwidth efficient and flexible service for major shipping routes and recreational vessels,” said Morten Tengs, VP/CEO of Telenor Satellite Broadcasting. “With the launch of Thor-7, our growth satellite, we look forward to further extending our position in the market and expanding our European coverage.”
Thor-7 is a multi-mission satellite equipped with Telenor’s first high performance Ka-band payload, designed to serve the maritime market. The HTS Ka-band payload on Thor-7, designed specifically for the mobility VSAT market, will provide cost-effective solutions and offer high powered coverage over the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Red Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean. The satellite also has a Ku-band payload for broadcast and television services in Central and Eastern Europe.
When launched, Thor-7 will be positioned at 1 degree West longitude and is designed to provide service for 15 years or more.
 

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I've been waiting for this launch for a while as I'm curious as to how difficult it'll be to receive the 11 Ku band transponders in the UK what with footprints getting tighter all the time...
 

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The only real satellite at 1w I could never receive was Thor 1. Thor 3 was also tricky but others are pretty ok. So I hope the trend continues
 

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The only real satellite at 1w I could never receive was Thor 1. Thor 3 was also tricky but others are pretty ok. So I hope the trend continues
Thor 1 would have been ex-BSB Marcopolo 2 so I can well imagine that had a narrow footprint. Luckily for me I moved to Finland the same year it moved to 1W. ;)
 

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Yep, and wasn't Sirius 1 Tele-X originally? Sirius was always the more troublesome spot....maybe it's because it's further east from me.
 

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Yep, and wasn't Sirius 1 Tele-X originally? Sirius was always the more troublesome spot....maybe it's because it's further east from me.
Tele-X was a dedicated satellite for Scandinavia. It was stupidly strong and I could pick up a faint signal just by holding an LNB in the air. Sirius 1 (Marcopolo 1) came later to join it at 5E.
 

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Ah that's it! A trip down the memory lane....
 

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Ah that's it! A trip down the memory lane....
same here m8, used to get tele-x back in the day with 1 analogue channel... kanal femme(5) if i remember. remember tdf2@19west i think? the signal ripped in with 3 d2mac channels canal+/cine cinema/france supervision. those were the days, pic chip cards aplenty lol
 

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Yep, I remember receiving 19w with a Squarial. It was really belting in.
 

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There seems to be an excessive use of bin liners, silver foil and tape in the making of that satellite. ;)
 

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THOR 7 is prepared for fueling in the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility.

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• Thor 6 (0.8 ° W), freq. 11.919 GHz, pol. V, SR 28000, FEC 7/8, DVB-S / QPSK
ID: Thor 7 Launch
service ID: 8500
video PID: 1800
audio PID: 3800
CA system: none, FTA
For viewers in central and northern Europe:
• Thor 5 (0.8 ° W), freq. 11.357 GHz, pol. H, SR 24500, FEC 7/8, DVB-S / QPSK
ID: Thor 7 Launch
service ID: 7999
video PID 1799
audio PID: 3799
CA system: none, FTA picture to the text: Start Thor 7 will be able to watch in HD at 0.8W
 

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I wonder how long testing will take once launched. I seem to remember Eutelsat's KA Sat took quite a while to go into service, and this satellite also seems to have quite a large number of small KA beams.
 

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