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    Thor 6 for Ariane's 6th 2009 mission
    03-09-2009
    Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s Thor 6 craft is being placed in its final stages of readiness ahead of its launch later this year. TSB has also confirmed that the new satellite will be launched by Ariane.

    Thor 6 will be launched by its Ariane 5 ECA launcher from the Guiana Space Center as part of Arianespace’s sixth launch mission for 2009. The Ariane 5 ECA is able to carry two satellites into geostationary transfer orbit on a single mission and the co-passenger will be the NSS12 satellite from SES New Skies.


    “At this stage, Thor 6 is secure and will remain in storage at the Thales facilities in Cannes until we have a confirmed launch window,” said Peter Olsen, Thor 6 project manager. “The excitement and tension is growing by the day as we inch closer to the final countdown of the Thor 6 mission.”


    The current schedule states a launch in late October/early November, which would allow Thor 6 to commence commercial service at the end of December 2009 from 1 deg West.


    Based on the Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000B2 platform and fitted with 36 active Ku-band transponders, Thor 6 will provide high power direct-to-home (DTH) television services from the 1 West orbital location. 16 transponders will point to the Nordic countries and 20 transponders will be positioned to serve the growing broadcasting demands within Central and Eastern Europe.


    Thor 6 is expected to start services in 2009 with an operational lifetime of 15 years. It will replace Thor III, which is set to retire in 2010.

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    Default Thor 6 is coming :)

    http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2009/...-for-shipment/
    Thor 6 ready for shipment

    The Thor 6 satellite will be shipped to Arianespace’s launch facility in Kourou this coming Monday (September 2, according to Thales Alenia Space.

    Thor 6, built by Thales Alenia Space for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting in Norway, will launch October 29 aboard an Ariane 5 rocket and be placed at 1 degree West.

    The satellite is based on the Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000 B2 platform and fitted with 36 Ku-band transponders. Thor 6 aims to provide high power services over Europe for a minimum of 15 years.

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    THOR 6 arrives safely in French Guiana
    (Oslo, September, 29, 2009) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) today announced that its spacecraft, THOR 6, has arrived safely at the Guiana Spaceport in Kourou. THOR 6 will now go through its final preparations prior to its scheduled launch at the end of October, 2009.

    THOR 6 will replace the current Thor III satellite, which is set to retire in 2010, as well as provide additional capacity for expansion. The spacecraft is to be launched from the Guiana Spaceport onboard the Ariane 5 ECA launcher with its co-passenger NSS12 from SES World Skies.

    “The launch of THOR 6 will further strengthen TSBc’s position in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) providing much needed expansion capacity to 1 degree west , which already services over 15 million TV households throughout the Nordics and CEE region” said Cato Halsaa, Vice President and CEO of Telenor Satellite Broadcasting.” It will also provide additional capacity in the Nordic region, where we continue to see a growth in HDTV requirements”.

    Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s mission team will be stationed at Kourou to supervise the final preparations of THOR 6 as it commences an intensive 30 day mission campaign, prior to launch.

    About THOR 6
    THOR 6, Telenor’s latest satellite, will provide high power direct-to-home (DTH) television services from the 1° West orbital position. It is based on Thales Alenia Spacebus 4000B2 platform and fitted with 36 Ku-band transponders. 16 transponders will point to the Nordic countries and 20 transponders will be positioned to serve the growing broadcasting demands within Central and Eastern Europe. With the launch of THOR 6, 1 degree west will have a total of 71 transponders, providing capacity to facilitate both organic growth and expansion for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting. The satellite will be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 ECA launcher from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana. It is scheduled to launch at the end of October 2009.

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    Thor 6 este satelitul pe care va migra UPC Direct de pe 19.2E
    Oare mai raman transpondoare si pt o eventuala expansiune a Digi ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexxus View Post
    Thor 6 este satelitul pe care va migra UPC Direct de pe 19.2E
    Oare mai raman transpondoare si pt o eventuala expansiune a Digi ?
    Cu o medie de 11-13 programe TV/ TP, si fara nici un canal TV HD, cred ca nu se pune problema In Momentul acesta, UPC Direct are la 19.2*E:
    -3 buc. TP pt Ungaria;
    -3 buc. TP pt Cehia;
    -restul fiind preluari( Eurosport/ MTV/ ESPN...).

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    Cele 6...7 transpondere cred ca sunt fara cele 3 de la Focus(apartin tot celor de la UPC Direct), deci in total 10tp pentru UPC Direct,posibil sa schimbe si FocusSat in UPC Romania o data cu realocarea la 1W...dar cine stie ce au de gand....

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    Default thor 6 launch

    12341-v-28000-7/8-thor 5

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    Niste detalii aici:
    http://www.arianespace.com/news-miss...e/2009/647.asp

    Lansare pe 29.10.09 astptam comunicare aorei.

    Feed GCPE2/ Arianespace Atlantic Bird 3 (5.0W) - 12543.00 H SR 27.500 FEC 3/4 (cel clasic cu toate lansarile).

    Ultima lansare Ariane pe 1/10/09 cu Amazonas-2 si COMSATBw-1 pe timp de noapte a fost "ca la carte".

    Alf

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    Telenor planning for Thor 7
    14-10-2009

    Two weeks from now, on about Oct 29, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s latest addition to its fleet, Thor 6, will be launched from Arianespace’s Kourou launch site. The launch is part of a twin-launch mission with fellow passenger NSS-12.

    The plan is for Thor 6 to be launched to Telenor’s 1 degree West orbital slot, and replace the Thor III craft, which has a planned station-kept end of life for next year. Thereafter Thor III can work in a gently declining orbit for many years to come.

    “The launch of Thor 6 will further strengthen TSB’s position in Central and Eastern Europe providing much needed expansion capacity to 1 degree West, which already services over 15m TV households throughout the Nordics and CEE region,” said Cato Halsaa, VP and CEO of Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSB). “It will also provide additional capacity in the Nordic region, where we continue to see a growth in HDTV requirements.”

    Halsa said he was happy that the recent delays in launch availability were now beginning to be eliminated. “Everyone knows there’s a real shortage of launch capacity, and for us this translates into some difficulties for our pay-TV plans. We want this new [satellite] capacity to be available to us. Not just to be directed at the Nordic region but to seek new pay TV regions for business.”

    Halsa said that Telenor Satellite needed new low-cost launchers, in order to be able to afford to invest in these new market opportunities. “Not all pay-TV viewers can pay the sort of rates charged in Western Europe,” he added. “Some people like the Chinese [launch models for Great Wall and Long March systems]. They must work, of course, and this is key to the insurance sector. We have sat with the insurers and discussed some of the options.”

    Halsa added that it is too soon to say whether an upcoming ‘Thor 7’ would be deliberately seeking a non-mainstream launch vehicle. “Thor 7 will not be a satellite for the Nordic markets. It will be for these new markets, however, and needs to be affordable. We can take a bit more of a risk as far as build schedule is concerned, although not in terms of launch security or quality. These new launch solutions are obviously interesting, and themselves create a number of build possibilities extending to four or five different options. These include an 11-transponder satellite, for example. Some may think this to be utterly ridiculous, but for us it is an option. The likelihood is that ‘7’ will be bigger than Thor 5 and 6, and not smaller. But it remains an option, and once Thor 6 is launched we can settle down and make some decisions.”

    Halsa explained that any new satellite is needed speedily, and not with a 3-year build schedule. “There’s also the need to consider a back-up role for restoration purposes. The simple way to do this is to build a large-capacity craft with empty but flexible transponders. The industry now offers on-board frequency changing, but this adds complexity, and cost. But the options are open to us.”

    (Source: Rapid TV News)

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    Stie cineva,thor 6 se va receptiona cu pachetul DIGI TV si vor fi programe(romanesti) FTA
    Last edited by Floryn Floryn; 23rd October 2009 at 10:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floryn Floryn View Post
    Stie cineva,thor 6 se va receptiona cu pachetul DIGI TV si vor fi programe(romanesti) FTA
    Thor 6 va inlocui pe actualul Thor 3.
    Spoturile viitorului Thor 6:
    K1


    K2


    20 din cele 36 transpondere Ku-band sunt pt. spotul Central si Est-European( K2 ).Focus Sat si UPC-Direct vor avea cu siguranta TP-urile pe spot K2-Thoar 6.
    In prezent, pe Thor 3, DIGI TV nu are TP-uri, iar actualele servicii FTA sunt: http://en.kingofsat.net/sat-thor3-fta.php

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    Nu se vor face mari modificari decat transferul vechilor TP pe noul satelit , respectivele programe tv vor fi la locul lor acolo unde au fost si pana acum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Militianu View Post
    Nu se vor face mari modificari decat transferul vechilor TP pe noul satelit , respectivele programe tv vor fi la locul lor acolo unde au fost si pana acum.
    stie careva ce inseamna FSS si BSS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floryn Floryn View Post
    stie careva ce inseamna FSS si BSS?
    FSS(Fixed Service Satellite) is the official classification (used chiefly in North America) for geostationary communications satellites used for broadcast feeds for television and radio stations and networks, as well as for telephony and data communications.

    FSS satellites have also been used for Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite TV channels in North America since the late 1970s. This role has been mostly supplanted by direct broadcast satellite (DBS) television systems starting in 1994 when DirecTV launched the first DBS television system. However, FSS satellites in North America are also used to relay channels of cable tv networks from their originating studios to local cable headends and to the operations centers of DBS services (such as DirecTV and Dish Network) to be re-broadcast over their DBS systems.

    FSS satellites were the first geosynchronous communications satellites launched in space (such as Intelsat 1 (Early Bird), Syncom 3, Anik 1, Westar 1, Satcom 1 and Ekran) and new ones are still being launched and utilized to this day.

    FSS satellites operate in either the C band (from 3.7 to 4.2 GHz) or the FSS Ku bands (from 11.45 to 11.7 and 12.5 to 12.75 GHz in Europe, and 11.7 to 12.2 GHz in the United States).

    FSS satellites operate at a lower power than DBS satellites, requiring a much larger dish than a DBS system, usually 3 to 8 feet (0.91 to 2.4 m) for Ku band, and 12 feet (3.7 m) or larger for C band (compared to 18 to 24 inches (460 to 610 mm) for DBS dishes). Also, unlike DBS satellites which use circular polarization on their transponders, FSS satellite transponders use linear polarization.

    Systems used to receive television channels and other feeds from FSS satellites are usually referred to as TVRO (Television Receive Only) systems, as well as being referred to as big-dish systems (due to the much larger dish size compared to systems for DBS satellite reception), or, more pejoratively, BUD, or big ugly dish systems.

    The Canadian Shaw Direct satellite TV service relies on FSS satellite technology in the Ku band. Primestar in the USA used Ku transponders on an FSS satellite as well for its delivery to subscribing households, until Primestar was acquired by DirecTV in 1999.
    [edit] FSS and the rest of the world

    The term of Fixed Service Satellite is chiefly a North American one, and is seldom used outside of the North American continent. This is because most satellites used for direct-to-home television in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere have the same high power output as DBS-class satellites in North America, but use the same linear polarization as FSS-class satellites.

    BSS(Broadcasting Satellite Service): refers only to services transmitted by satellite in specific frequency bands: 11.7-12.2 GHz in ITU Region 3 (Asia, Australia), 10.7 - 12.75 GHz in ITU Region 1 (Europe, Russia, Africa), and 12.2-12.7 GHz ITU Region 2 (North and South America). In 1977, the ITU adopted an international BSS Plan under which each country was allocated specific frequencies at specific orbital locations for domestic service. Over the years, this plan has been modified to, for example, accommodate new countries, increase coverage areas, and reflect digital (rather than analog) technology. At present, numerous countries have brought into use their BSS Plan allocations.

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    o data cu lansarea thor 6 se pare ca o sa-l receptionez si eu,vad ca se extinde catre UK.mai cistiga si focus vre-o citiva clientii in plus cu ocazia asta...

 

 

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