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Over 3000 Registered users at Satbeams!
Website
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 23:39

Satbeams.com has just passed 3000 registered users milestone!

This fact brings me more energy to continue with a project and I do really appreciate all the registered users and contributors.

 
Updated Superbird B2 and C/C2 beams
Satellite Footprints
Sunday, 12 July 2009 19:55
I have just updated Superbird B2 and Superbird C/C2 beams. Many thanks to Bajasur1 for KML files.
 
Welcome to Satbeams V2 beta!
Website
Friday, 03 July 2009 05:00

Welcome to Satbeams V2.0 Beta

What's new in this version?

1. New homepage.
2. Updated Satellites page that allows filtering and sorting of satellites.
3. Updated Footprins page:
   - Show hide limits, markers, directions
   - Fixed the satellite bearing line
   - Magnetic azimuth calculation
   - Different colors of maps for different bands
   - Instant calculation of EIRP and recommended dish size at selected location
   - Big map mode that allows printing of the map in bigger size
   - simplified process to save markers
   - view marker details
   - and many more...
4. New Channels page representing conceptually different and breakthrough approach to present Satellite charts!
   - Structured and clear layout of transponders/channels
   - Packages channels are integrated into the main list with ability to sort the list by package name
   - Filtering of charts basing on one or multiple criteria (Languages, Encryption, Band, Beam, Polarisation etc.)
   - Ability to hide channels data to view only transponders
   - One-click process to indicate which channels you receive at your location that links data to your marker automatically
   - Registered users can now edit the channels data  themselves (add/delete and modify channels and transponders). Moderators will be able to approve the news as well as the news become automatically confirmed after 3 site members confirmation.
   - Subscription to RSS news feeds for the all the changes at given position or for selected filtered data on that position
   - Ability to embed news feeds to your own website
   - Selecting default position
   - and many more...
5. Advanced Search functionality
   - search channels, beams, satellites, locations and other site pages in one go. There is no need anymore to browse multiple pages to find which satellites broadcast your favorite channel - just type in the channel name in search box and see all the satellites and beams where it broadcasts from/to.
   - grouped search results with intuitive formatting - see immediately if the channel/beam is broadcasting to your region
6. Help pages describing how to navigate Satbeams screens

Please note that it is a Beta version and that there are still bugs to be found and fixed.
Please report us all the problems that you discover using the new version.


Should you find any inconsistencies with transponders/channels data - I would really appreciate if you could login and edit the data directly.
Your help to keep the database up-to-date is very much appreciated!


 
TerreStar-1 successfully launched
Satellites
Friday, 03 July 2009 04:33

Ariane 5 soars to another heavy-lift success in lofting the TerreStar-1 mobile communications satellite

July 1, 2009

The Ariane 5’s 31st consecutive mission success was another record-setting flight for this workhorse Arianespace launcher – lofting the world’s largest commercial satellite, TerreStar-1, from the Spaceport in French Guiana today.



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More info: http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2009/609.asp



 
Sirius FM-5 is launched from Baikonur
Satellites
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 21:00

ILS successfully launches Sirius FM-5 (Radiosat 5) radio Satellite

International Launch Services (ILS) carried Sirius XM Radio’s FM-5 satellite into orbit on an ILS Proton, ILS announced June 30.
Sirius FM-5 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:10 p.m. EDT. After a 9-hour, 14-minute operation, Sirius FM-5 satellite was released into geostationary transfer orbit.
The satellite is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan, and the solar arrays deployed on schedule, manufacturer Space Systems/Loral said. The satellite is scheduled to begin firing its main thruster in order to start maneuvering into geosynchronous orbit.
Sirius FM-5 carries an X-band uplink and an S-band downlink payload and has technologies designed to provide at concentrated transmissions to small, advanced devices.



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More info: http://www.ilslaunch.com/sirius-fm-5-mission-control

 
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