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Eutelsat HotBird 13F

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Eutelsat’s Hotbird series of satellites have been a remarkable industry success. The first Hotbird was launched back in March 1995 to the 13 degrees East orbital slot. On October 13th SpaceX is planning to loft 13F at 11.25pm Florida time.

Hotbird 13F, an all-electric satellite, is one of a pair and is the first craft based on Airbus’ all-new Eurostar Neo design – which promises bandwidth improvements over earlier generations in payload capacity, power efficiency, and thermal control systems for video broadcast services.


Hotbird 13F, and its Hotbird 13G twin due to launch later this year, are also designed to have increased ability to handle signal jamming over Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Eutelsat last week suffered deliberate signal jamming from within Iran, and could well use the enhanced protection from jamming that these two satellites offer.

13F (and 13G) have had a complex history even ahead of launch. Initially it was expected that Arianespace would launch 13F and influenced by the European Space Agency’s participation in the design and funding on the Eurostar Neo concept. But delays to Ariane 6 and its availability forced Eutelsat to switch to SpaceX.

A decision on the launch provider for 13G has yet to be determined.

Weather for the 13F launch look 90 per cent favourable.
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Re: Eutelsat’s Hotbird 13F ready for launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX is kicking off the weekend with the launch of the Eutelsat HOTBIRD 13F mission from Florida's Space Coast on Friday night.

According to Eutelsat's website, two new large satellites being launched will replace three existing satellites. The HOTBIRD satellites provide video broadcasting systems in Europe, delivering 1000 television channels to more than 160 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The 116-minute launch window opens at 11:26 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A backup launch opportunity is available on Saturday, October 15 with the same window.


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Hotbird 13F update here

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HOTBIRD 13F

NORAD ID:
54048
LOCAL TIME:
10:11:14
UTC:
10:11:14
LATITUDE:
0.18
LONGITUDE:
-1.22
ALTITUDE [km]:
36765.75
ALTITUDE [mi]:
22845.18
SPEED [km/s]:
3.04
SPEED [mi/s]:
1.89
AZIMUTH: 181.4 S
ELEVATION:
+31.5
RIGHT ASCENSION:
21h 27m 49s
DECLINATION:
-08° 08' 15''
Local Sidereal Time:
21h 33m 55s
The satellite is in day light
SATELLITE PERIOD:
1442m


https://www.n2yo.com/?s=54048


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Eutelsat Hot Bird 13F

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satellite left the 1.5E slot and is in moving state now at .60e


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Re: Eutelsat Hot Bird 13F

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13f 0.4E⁰


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Re: Eutelsat Hot Bird 13F

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Five months after launching, the first test signals have been received a close distance from its final orbital position.

Test transmissions have begun on four frequencies from its current position near 12ºE, in preparation for going into full commercial operation this summer.

It’s one of two satellites currently going through thorough testing before replacing three aging satellites at 13ºE. Hotbird 13G was launched into orbit at the beginning of November.

Last month, sister satellite Hotbird 13F, launched in October, also began in-orbit testing, but at 0.4ºE.

Eutelsat 13F and 13G are needed to replace Eutelsat 13B, C and E, which are rapidly heading towards end of life. The old satellites originally carried analogue television services before Hotbird moved to an all-digital environment in 2010. Together, 13F and G will reinforce and enhance the broadcast and reception of over 1,000 television channels.

According to Parabola.cz, the test frequencies and polarisations are 10775 H, 12073 V, 12671 V and 12731 H. These are frequencies currently unused at 13ºE, ensuring the tests from 12ºE don’t create interference.

Both Eutelsat 13F and G promise to offer improved footprints and better reception on smaller dish sizes in some areas. Meanwhile, the satellites will offer advanced features in terms of uplink signal protection and resilience. This follows instances of jamming traced back to Iran.

TV services from Hotbird

The Hotbird satellites at 13°E are used to broadcast TV services from Poland, Italy, Greece, Switzerland and French-speaking Belgium. However, Hotbird is the also the home of numerous feeds for international channels. This includes a number from the BBC World Service and channels from countries including China, Dubai, Jordan, Spain and Portugal. In addition to providing direct to home (DTH) coverage, Hotbird is also used to supply cable and IPTV headends.


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Re: Eutelsat Hot Bird 13F

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Current Position Is HOTBIRD 13F (9.14°E) New


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Re: Eutelsat Hot Bird 13F

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♨️ The new Eutelsat Hotbird 13F satellite reached the orbit of 11.73 degrees east.

In the next 24 hours, this satellite will be fixed in the main orbit of 13 degrees east, and the second phase of frequency and networks will be transferred to the new 13F satellite.

Fans of the popular Hotbird satellite

To compare the signals from the following important frequencies, take a screenshot now

🛰 Hot Bird 13B / 13E
📡 12380 V 30000 5/6 Love Nature 4K
📡 12476 H 29900 3/4 BBC Brit
📡 11681 H 27500 3/4 Arte HD
📡 10727 H 30000 3/4 Travelxp 4K
📡 10971 H 29700 2/3 SRG SSR
📡 11432 V 29900 3/4 Italia 1 HD
📡 12226 V 27500 3/4 VoA TV Persian
📡 12322 H 27500 3/4 BBC Persian
📡 11054 H 27500 5/6 Iran e Aryaee
📡 12284 H 27500 3/4 HBO
📡 12265 V 27500 3/4 Polsat Sport
📡 12597 V 27500 3/4 BBC News

Probably, the process of transferring the second phase of Hotbird frequencies will start tomorrow night.


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Re: Eutelsat Hot Bird 13F

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satellite is in orbit now,next tp moving


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Re: Eutelsat Hot Bird 13F

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12073V switched from HotBird 13E to HotBird 13F
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