Eutelsat 7a relocation 7E -> 139.2W

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Now Eute 7A is out of service at 7E we know she is to be relocated. Our best guess is to 5W to support the damaged Eute 5WB.

A/S edit - orbital location in title changed to 139.2W 14/2/20
 
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it was original posiion 139w
maybe eutelsat take for 5w let hope
 
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5 west would seem the logical decision in the short term,
According to Eutelsat's latest IN-ORbIT OPERATIONS document,
7A can operate for just over 2 years in geostationary orbit that takes it to 2nd Qtr 2021,

EutElSat 7a 7° East Europe, Middle-East, africa
42 Ku / 2 Ka 57 Ku / 6 Ka March 2004 Q2 2021
 
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A longer term solution to improve capacity @ 5 west may be found here:-

Several satellites will become available from 2020 to 2021,

Eutelsat Quantum launches on 1st July 2020
Using a software-based design, EUTELSAT QUANTUM will be the first universal satellite to repeatedly adjust to business requirements and operate in any geographic region in the world.

Hot Bird 13F 13° East will launch Late 2021
Hot Bird 13G 13° East will launch Late 2021
The launch of 13F & 13 G will release 3 satellites
Hot Bird 13B/13C/13E
Only 2 satellites are fully utilised @ 13°east

13E can move now as 13B & 13C have more than enough capacity to cover 13°east,
 
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Hotbird 13E looks like a contender to move to 5 west only 3 active transponders currently in use with 38 Ku band Tp's available & has 4 years left in geostationary orbit more than enough time to build Eutelsat 5 West C if Eutelsat 5West B cannot be repaired,

Two other Hotbirds currently at 13 east will become available in 2021 Hotbird 13B & 13C for further back up when they will be replaced by Hotbirds 13F & 13G,

EutelSat HotBird 13B
13° East Europe, north africa, Middle-East
64 Ku 60 Ku august 2006 Q1 2025

Eutelsat HotBird 13C
13° East Europe, north africa, Middle-East
64 Ku 60 Ku December 2008
Q3 2024

13° East Europe, north africa, Middle-East
38 Ku 45 Ku March 2006 Q4 2024

 
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But... is it needed another satellite (in the near term) if most of the italian multistream services do move to 9ºE in the coming days?
The remaining 5WA services could then move to 5WB.
 
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What about 33e old hotbird?
 
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What about 33e old hotbird?
Ah Hotbird 13D >>> Eutelsat 33E Launched 12th February 2009

EutElSat 33E @ 33° EastEurope, north africa, Middle-East, Central Asia 64 Ku February 2009 end of life in Geo orbit is Q1 2024

E33E is not very active @ 33 east Eutelsat had hoped that this slot would prove popular but it has not only 20% of the satellite's capacity has ever been used here.
 
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We are 1 week away from the next migration 5WA -> 5WB.
If Eutelsat 7A were to move to 5ºW location, shouldn't it be on the way already ?
 
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I've been watching it... that's why I asked... it seems parked at 7ºE ...
Is there still time?
In my opinion, I suspect Eutelsat will live without, and just move italian MIS to 9ºE...
We already know for certain the Italian MIS is moving to 9E - Eutelsat have set aside €10million to pay for the dish realignments.
 
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Seems moving now...
Displaced from 7.04 to 6.96º E in the last few hours.

Is this just a normal drift?
 
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false alarm...
 
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Looks like 7A is on it's way to 139 west maybe ? watch this space :rolleyes:

EUTE 7A (EUTE W3A)


Real time satellite tracking for: EUTE 7A (EUTE W3A)
NORAD ID:28187
LOCAL TIME:20:00:29
UTC:20:00:29
LATITUDE:0.06
LONGITUDE:7.72
ALTITUDE [km]:35770.47
ALTITUDE [mi]:22226.74
SPEED [km/s]:3.08
SPEED [mi/s]:1.91
AZIMUTH:170.3 S
ELEVATION:+30.4
RIGHT ASCENSION:05h 35m 16s
DECLINATION:-08° 22' 38''
Local Sidereal Time:05h 02m 41s
The satellite is in day light​
SATELLITE PERIOD:1437m


 
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Someone call Eutelsat... they are moving it the wrong way! :-rofl2
I suppose she will not be 5ºW reinforcement, then :(
 
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Maybe shes going the long way round :D
 
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Well 7A is not going 5° west or 139°west,

Maybe it is going to 13° east to release Hotbird 13E for a new location currently only 5% of this satellites capacity is being used,
Or 33.1°east to release Hotbird 13D / Eutelsat 33E that is also using very little of it's total 64Ku band transponder capacity here.
 
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Eutelsat's note on the movement of E7A:-
EUTELSAT 7A will be transferred to another orbital location as part of Eutelsat’s fleet optimisation strategy.

 
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