[amsat-bb] Practice tracking ES'hail 2
pconver at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 20:03:19 UTC 2016
Thanks Nico for information on Es'Hail 2
Eutelsat 25B was added to http://amsat.org.ar/pass.htm
Selecting ESHAI, allow see coverage, distances, AZ/EL, doppler, etc.
73, lu7abf, Pedro
On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Nico Janssen <hamsat at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> The new geostationary satellite ES'hail 2 will be placed over the
> equator at 26 degrees East. Those who would like to practice
> tracking that new geosat can do so by tracking its predecessor
> ES'hail 1, which is in almost the same location over the equator
> at 25.5 degrees East.
> TLEs for ES'hail 1, also known as Eutelsat 25B, object 39233,
> 2013-044A, are available through the usual sources, i.e.
> Space-Track.org, Celestrak, etc.
> Any tracking program should do. It will give you a feeling for
> what to expect and for the small variations of the satellite
> position over the day. And from the distance to the satellite
> you can calculate the delay times of the signals relayed by the
> Nico PA0DLO
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