Sat-UK-News #262 10.06.98: Thor 3 launched!

Sat-UK-News Report #262:
- Thor 3 launched successfully!
- Reception reports (Nilesat 101)
Wednesday 10.06.98
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And now the news:

---------- Thor 3 launched successfully!
 Anyone who managed to stay up last night to watch the launch of Thor 3
will now be setting up their system to check for test transmissions.
Launch was successful and Thor 3 should now be on it's way to
geostationary orbit at 0.8 west, where it will broadcast several
channels in D2-MAC and MPEG-2 to Scandinavia and Central Europe.
Footprints, transponder and frequency listings and future channels for
this satellite are all available at Sat-UK-Web.

---------- Reception reports (Nilesat 101)
 "Last night i tuned to the Nilesat satellite and had a viewable picture
with just a few sparklies but no sound on both of the above frequencies.
The weather was heavy rain at the time so I was quite impressed."
- Pace 508IP, 1mtr Channel Master Dish, Blackburn, Lancashire

Good reception from vertical tps, no reception from horizontal tps.
- 90cm Greg. dish, 0.7dB Univ. LNB, Nokia 9602 Mediamaster, London

Aah... now, back to the world cup. COME ON SCOTLAND!!!

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