SATCO DX - Updates 8-21 September

SATCO DX - Updates 8-21 September

This is a summary of the updates at SATCO DX the last two weeks.
More information and current satellite line-up are available on
SATCO DX Satellite Chart at http://www.satcodx.com/

=== EUROPE:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- TDF 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/tdf2.html
The footprint map for TDF 2 when it will be located at 36 East
is already added to the TDF 2 chart, even if the satellite still
is moving towards 36 East, currently located at 18 East.

--- Hot Bird 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb3.html
Hot Bird 3 was tested extensively at 29 East on 14-15 September,
and is now moving towards 13 East.

--- Astra 1C:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra1c.html
Since 15 Sep., QVC UK on 11,038 V is in PAL/clear, and will
obviously stay in clear.

--- Astra 1D:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra1d.html
Sky Box Office 1 has replaced Sky Movies Gold on 10,877 V,

--- Astra 1F:  http://www.satcodx.com/astra1f.html
Knowledge TV has started on 12,382 H, MPEG-2/clear.
AB Sat has started on 12,266 H with exactly the same channels
as on Eutelsat II f1: 11,678 H, MPEG-2/Viaccess&Mediaguard.

--- Hot Bird 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/hb2.html
Fashion TV has started on 11,881 V, PAL/clear, super beam.

--- Intelsat 707:  http://www.satcodx.com/i707.html
On 15/16 Sep., three channels started on 11,667 V, D2-MAC/Eurocrypt:
Granada Men & Motors, 01-02 CET
CMT Europe, 02-10 CET
Granada Good Life, 10-18 CET

--- Thor 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/thor1.html
On 15 Sep., three channels started on 11,773 R, D2-MAC/clear:
Sky News, 02-18 CET.
Computer Channel, 18-20 CET.
National Geographic Channel, 20-02 CET

--- TV-Sat 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/tvsat2.html
Changes on 15 Sep.:
EBN replaced Nova Shop on 11,912 L, D2-MAC/Eurocrypt.
The History Channel started on 11,888 L, D2-MAC/Eurocrypt, 18-21 CET.

--- Amos 1:  http://www.satcodx.com/amos1.html
Sziv TV has started on 11,308 H, MPEG-2/clear.

--- Intelsat 605 at 24.5W:  http://www.satcodx.com/i605.html
Intelsat 605 has got telemetry problems and will be replaced by
another Intelsat satellite. This will result in some other changes:
  An unknown Intelsat 8 will replace Intelsat 601 at 27.5 West
  Intelsat 601 at 27.5 West will replace Intelsat 603 at 34.5 West
  Intelsat 603 at 34.5 West will replace Intelsat 605 at 24.5 West
  Intelsat 605 at 24.5 West will be moved away, destiny unknown.

--- Intelsat 601 at 27.5W:  http://www.satcodx.com/i601.html
A complete list with PIDs of all 47 radio channels in MCE - Music
Choice Europe is listed at http://www.satcodx.com/dig/mcei601.html

--- Hispasat 1A/1B:  http://www.satcodx.com/hispa.html
Tele Deporte has ceased in analog on 12,149 L.
Canal Clasico has ceased in analog on 12,226 L.

Via Digital package with 65 TV channels started on 14 September.
Almost all channels are in clear for now, but are expected to be
encrypted in the future... A special digital package chart with
all logotypes and home pages are available at
Please take a look at that chart for more information.

--- PAS 3R:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas3r.html
Via Digital has started a digital package on 12,651 V, MPEG-2/clear,
European beam. Line-up: Eco, Ritmoson, Telehit, Conexion Financiera,
Galavision and Telenovela. This tp is probably used to feed these
channels from South American to Spain for Via Digital.

=== MIDDLE EAST:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart1.shtml
--- PAS 4:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas4.html
CCTV 3, CCTV 4, CCTV 5 and CCTV 9 have started on 3,716 H,
Baztab has ceased on 4,035 H.

--- Turksat 1C:  http://www.satcodx.com/turk1c.html
Az TV 1 (Azerbaijan) has started on 11,607 H, MPEG-2/clear.

=== ASIA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart3.shtml
--- Spacenet 2:  http://www.satcodx.com/sn2.html
Spacenet 2 seems to have completed its move from 69 West to
115.5 East.

--- Gorizont 25 at 103E:  http://www.satcodx.com/g25.html
STS (CTC) has started on 11,525 R, SECAM.

=== NORTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- GE 3:  http://www.satcodx.com/ge3.html
GE 3 is located at 82-83 West, currently testing on C band.
It will be moved to 87 West soon. All channels on Spacenet 3R
are expected to move to GE 3 after GE 3's relocation to 87 West.

=== SOUTH AMERICA:  http://www.satcodx.com/chart2.shtml
--- PAS 5:  http://www.satcodx.com/pas5.html
The new satellite PAS 5 is now located at 58 West and digital
tests are reported.

--- Brazilsat B1 at 70W:  http://www.satcodx.com/brazilb1.html
Corrections and additions to this satellite:
3,643 V: TV Senado, MPEG/CLI
3,750 H: TVE Educativa, PAL/clear
3,770 H: TV Escola, PAL/clear
3,810 V: Telecine, PAL/Leitch
3,830 V: SporTV, PAL/Leitch
3,860 V: Rede Record, PAL/clear
3,870 H: Occasional feeds
3,890 H: Rede Vida, PAL/clear
3,890 V: Multishow, PAL/Leitch
3,910 H: KTV/Embratel feeds, PAL/clear
3,910 V: Globo News, PAL/Leitch
3,930 H: KTV/Embratel feeds, PAL/clear
3,930 V: Shoptime, PAL/clear
4,070 V: TVA promo, PAL/clear
4,090 V: Fox, PAL/Leitch
4,110 V: GNT - Globo News TV, PAL/Leitch
4,170 V: Amazon Sat TV, PAL/clear
4,190 V: Occasional feeds, PAL
Logotypes and home pages links for a lot of channels have been
added as well. For a complete line-up, see the Brazilsat B1 chart.

=== LAUNCHES:  http://www.satcodx.com/launches.shtml
Intelsat 803 will launch with Ariance V100 on 23/24 September,
at 23:58-00:47 UTC.
For a list of live launch coverage transmissions,
see the Satellite Launches page.

--- New launch dates: (only recently changed/known dates)
* Ariane:
971030: Sirius 2 & Cakrawatra 1 (V102)
980122: Brazilsat B3
9802__: Hot Bird 4 & BSAT 1B

* Proton:
971102: Astra 1G
971125: Asiasat 3

* Atlas:
971006: Echostar 3
971201: Galaxy 8I
980303: Sky 2
980430: Intelsat 806
980604: Intelsat 805
970830: JCSAT 6

* Delta:
980609: Galaxy 10
980717: Thor 3

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