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AFRTS Satellite Information

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AFRTS Satellite Information

AFRTS SatNet Service

NewSkies NSS-5 (C-band)
Location: 183 degrees East
Band: C
Transponder Antenna polarization: Left-hand circular
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed” for model 9234 consumer-grade decoders or “H” for commercial-grade decoders with dual-band LNBs
C Band Downlink Frequency: 3.97713 GHz
Transponder: 44
L-Band: 1172.75 MHz
Symbol Rate: 28.0000 MS/s
FEC Rate: ¾
EIRP: 34.0 dBW
Network ID: 2
Coverage Map:
http://www.newskies.com/newhome/home_net.asp# click on the map and select NSS-5 and then the C-band half of the satellite. The north-west zone beam is AFRTS.


NewSkies NSS-6 (Ku-band)
Location: 95 degrees East
Band: Ku
Transponder Antenna polarization: Vertical Polarization**
Receiver Setting Polarization: “V-fixed” for model 9234 consumer-grade decoders or “V” for commercial-grade decoders with dual-band LNBs
Ku Band Downlink Frequency: 12.647 GHz
Transponder:
L-Band: 12.647 GHz*
Symbol Rate: 28.0000 MS/s
FEC Rate: ¾
EIRP: 53.7 dBW center pattern
Network ID: 4
Coverage Map:
http://www.newskies.com/newhome/home_net.asp#
click on the map and select NSS-6 and then the Ku-band half of the satellite (lower half. Now hover the mouse over the Japan/Korea area.


INTELSAT 10-02 (South America, Africa, and Atlantic Ocean Region)

Location: 359 degrees East (1 degree West)
Band: C
Transponder Antenna Polarization: RHCP
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed”
C-Band Frequency: 4.1750 GHz
Transponder: 38
Appendix D page 20
L-Band frequency: 975 MHz
Symbol rate: 28.0000 MS/s
FEC rate: ¾
EIRP: 35 dBW
Network ID 3

Coverage Map: http://www.intelsat.com/images/en/resources/coveragemaps/maps/10-02-359-global.jpg

IntelSat Galaxy 28 (United States/Central America/Caribbean
Location: 89 degrees West
Band: C/L Band
C-band frequency: 4.060 GHz
Transponder: 18
Transponder Antenna Polarization: Horizontal Polarization
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed” for model 9234 consumer-grade decoders or “H” for commercial-grade decoders with dual-band LNBs
L-Band frequency: 1090 MHz
Symbol rate: 28.0000 MS/s
FEC rate: ¾
EIRP: 42 dBW
Network ID 9
Coverage Map:
http://www.intelsat.com/apps/coveragemaps/
images/en/resources/coveragemaps/maps/IA-8-C-band-NA.jpg

Hotbirds 6 & 7a (Europe)
Location: 13 degrees East (co-located together)
Band: Ku
Transponder Antenna Polarization: Vertical Polarization
Transponder: 113 (6), 129 (7A)
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed” for model 9234 consumer-grade decoders or “H” for commercial-grade decoders with dual-band LNBs based on transponder settings
Ku Band Downlink Frequency: 10.775 GHz (6), 11.096 (7A)
L-Band/LO frequency: 1025 MHz* (assuming 9.750 MHz LNB Frequency)
Symbol rate: 28.0000 MS/s
FEC rate: ¾
EIRP: 50.0 dBW
Network ID 6
Coverage map:
http://www.eutelsat.org/satellites/13ehb7a_popd.html

Direct To Sailor (DTS) Service

INTELSAT 701 (Pacific Ocean)
Location: 180 degrees East
Band: C
Transponder Antenna Polarization: LHCP
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed”
Appendix D page 21
C-Band frequency: 4.1735 GHz
L-Band frequency: 976.5 MHz
Symbol Rate: 3.6800 MS/s
FEC rate: 2/3
EIRP: 29.0 dBW
Network ID 5
Coverage map:
http://www.intelsat.com/images/en/resources/coveragemaps/maps/701-180-global.jpg (global)

INTELSAT 906 (Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf)
Location: 64.1 degrees East
Band: C
Transponder Antenna Polarization: LHCP
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed”
C-Band frequency: 4080 MHz
L-Band frequency: 1070 MHz
Symbol Rate: 3.6800 MS/s
FEC Rate: 2/3
EIRP: 29.0 dBW
Network ID 7
Coverage map:
http://www.intelsat.com/images/en/resources/coveragemaps/maps/906-64-global.jpg (global)

New Skies NSS-7 (Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea)
Location: 338.0 degrees East (22 degrees West)
Band: C
Transponder Antenna Polarization: LHCP
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed”
C-Band frequency: 4127 MHz
L-Band frequency: 1023 MHz
Symbol Rate: 3.6800 MS/s
FEC Rate: 2/3
EIRP: 30.5 dBW
Network ID 6
Coverage map:
http://www.newskies.com/PBFleet/fleet7new.asp (global)

AMC-1 Ku Band (The Pentagon Channel)
Location: 103 degrees West
Band: Ku
Transponder Polarity: Vertical Polarization
Receiver Setting Polarization: Vertical
Ku band frequency: 12.100 GHz*
Transponder number: 20
Symbol Rate: 20,000 MS/s
FEC Rate: ¾
Network ID:1

Appendix D page 22
Encryption: none
Coverage map:
http://www.ses-americom.com/satellites/amc-1.html

AMC-1 C Band Domestic
Location: 103 degrees West
Band: C
Transponder Polarity: Horizontal Polarization
Receiver Setting Polarization: “H-fixed”
C-Band frequency: 4.065.75 GHz
L-Band frequency: 1.084.25 GHz
Network ID 9
Coverage map:
http://www.ses-americom.com/satellites/amc-1.html

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Castles

Heidelberg CastleHeidelberg
Heidelberg is the very image of romantic Germany.  The city's 17th Century red sandstone castle ruin and the old bridge are two of the most majestic sights in all of Germany.

Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein
Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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