Nimiq 2

hvdh

hvdh

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Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
@hvdh would you please advise me how/where to check these details accurately for myself please.
For an occasional check, without installing dedicated software & retrieving TLE's, go here (Java required):

Select satellite URL for detailed satellite information - Jens T. Sætre - http://www.satellite-calculations.com
Lookup and click the desired satellite. In this case for Nimiq 2:
Track NIMIQ 2 at 44.4°E and view detailed satellite position data
"Predicted Time next crossing" is shown in UTC (25.10.2015 00:35)
OR
Select satellite URL for plotting satellite motion - Jens T. Sætre - http://www.satellite-calculations.com
Lookup and click the desired satellite. In this case for Nimiq 2:
http://www.satellite-calculations.com/Satellite/satellitemotion.php?26/171/0/27632
The upper curve shows the motion for the next 24h.
 
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Archived-1

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For an occasional check, without installing dedicated software & retrieving TLE's, go here (Java required):

Select satellite URL for detailed satellite information - Jens T. Sætre - http://www.satellite-calculations.com
Lookup and click the desired satellite. In this case for Nimiq 2:
Track NIMIQ 2 at 44.4°E and view detailed satellite position data
"Predicted Time next crossing" is shown in UTC (25.10.2015 00:35)
OR
Select satellite URL for plotting satellite motion - Jens T. Sætre - http://www.satellite-calculations.com
Lookup and click the desired satellite. In this case for Nimiq 2:
http://www.satellite-calculations.com/Satellite/satellitemotion.php?26/171/0/27632
The upper curve shows the motion for the next 24h.
That's great thank you hvdh :).
 
satesco

satesco

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My Satellite Setup
seven antennas,one toroidal with 16 lnbs,
6 satellite receivers,2 Meters,9 PC cards(tbs6983,6903,6590,6504,6522,6209,2603,6909X,6903X,skystar hd2),2 tuners usb-tbs5927 & tbs5925,Skystar HD.
Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
My Location
Romania
Nimiq 2 is now at 44.5°E as Marcus_21 already reported.
Nimiq 2 has built up an inclination of 0.7° already.
Transponders are between 12.2 and 12.7 GHz, circular polarisation.

Astra 1F thas was at 44.5° until recently, has moved away slightly to 44.3°E, to make room for Nimiq 2.
I think that the test signal on 11727 V is from Astra 1F!?Is there for a long time and is very strong.
 

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hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
11727V carrier is of Turksat 42°E, we dealt with it already at satellitescommunity.de???
 
satesco

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My Satellite Setup
seven antennas,one toroidal with 16 lnbs,
6 satellite receivers,2 Meters,9 PC cards(tbs6983,6903,6590,6504,6522,6209,2603,6909X,6903X,skystar hd2),2 tuners usb-tbs5927 & tbs5925,Skystar HD.
Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
My Location
Romania
I'm sorry, but I missed ...the lesson :) It seems a gross negligence of the Turks to let the signal to spread out on several positions,from 39.0E-45.0E.Don't you think?
 
Feedsat_DXer

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Today : 12380 L (12320 L on the 4th of november, 12355 L yesterday)
12380L.JPG
 
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12280 R now
12280R.JPG
 
hvdh

hvdh

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Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Nimiq 2 has left 44.5°E a couple of days ago.
Speeding East with 3° per day, now near 56°E.
 
hvdh

hvdh

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Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
A few days ago, Nimiq 2 (inclined 1.1°) arrived at 148.0°E.
 
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lost_mesa

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8 ft and 10 ft dishes. microHD receiver
My Location
New Mexico
From our FCC:

On April 6, 2016, Hawaii Pacific Teleport, L.P. was granted special temporary authority for 30 days, beginning April 6, 2016, to operate a 1.2-meter fixed earth station in Kapolei, HI, to provide in-orbit testing (IOT) services for the Nimiq-2 satellite at the 148°E.L orbital location in the 19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 29.5-30.0 GHz (Earth-to-space) frequency bands.
 
hvdh

hvdh

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Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
After spending a while at 148°E for above IOT in Ka-band, Nimiq-2 has been hurrying back to the West.
Seems to have stopped near 23.7°E now. Inclination is 1.3°.
 
hvdh

hvdh

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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
23.7°E location was another slot reservation of 3 months (mid-August to mid-November).
Nimiq-2 now moving East 2.7° per day, and already beyond 40°E.
 
Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Do we know who has rights to 23.7E??
 
hvdh

hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Do we know who has rights to 23.7E??
ITU has a registration at 23.7°E of Athena-Fidus (French/Italian milsat), that is currently at 37.8°E. Maybe it's a future location, then.

Nimiq 2 has spent 3 months at 91.5°E (mid-Dec to mid-Mar), co-locating with Measat-3, -3a and -3b.
Since then moving West with 2.6°/day, now near 23°E and still moving, we'll see...
 
Marcus_21

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My Satellite Setup
Motorized dish Gibertini 150 cm + LNB black ultra twin + actuator QARL 24"+ GBOX V3000... Motorized dish Gibertini 125 cm + LNB black ultra quad + actuator 18" + V-Box II.
My Location
40.7N - 14.5E
The Nimiq 2 should go to 63°W
 
hvdh

hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
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Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
The Nimiq 2 should go to 63°W
Has indeed arrived at 63.0°W (incl. 1.9°), co-locating with Telstar 14R (both satellites are of Telesat).
 
hvdh

hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Three months have passed again, so Nimiq 2 left 63.0°W and is hurrying East with 4.7°/day (now near 30°W).
 
hvdh

hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Nimiq 2 (incl. 2.2°) arrived at 90.0°E, right next to Yamal-401 at 89.95°E.
Maybe to reserve a future use of Ka-band? I think Nimiq 2 was used for that before.
 
hvdh

hvdh

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My Satellite Setup
Dr.HD F16, TBS 5927, T-55, Laminas 120 cm
My Location
Oss, NL (5.5°E 51.8°N)
Now 3 months later, Nimiq 2 moved slightly to 89.5°E.
This could be a slot reservation for Kypros Satellites?
Never heard of yet, but they have no lack of ambition, look at all these slots!
Coverage Map – Kypros Satellites
 
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