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Scott Greczkowski

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I am getting word this morning from our friends at Luken immunization’s that the AMC-9 satellite is experiencing issues.

This outage is not only has Luken Stations down. It also others who use that satellite.

This issue started at 3:06 am EDT.

There are no further updates at this time.


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AMC-9 is getting on up in age. It will soon have been in service for 14 years, it was launched in June 2003 and began service shortly thereafter. At 14 years, I am not surprised it is having hiccups. I wonder if there is a replacement scheduled for 83W?
 
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Heh, I didn't see this thread before I posted one in the Cband section. Someone can go ahead and delete that one.

I'll bet The Russians did it!! :shh
 
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Rick posted over at his forum that AMC9 left it's orbital slot at 3am. If that's the case I wonder if they even have control of the bird, or there is some sort of major malfunction. Best case , if control was somehow lost to where the bird floated away, it would have gone into the mode where try's to locate the sun and regain communication. I cant remember what the mode is called exactly but it's an emergency mode if the satellite looses telemetry and control it does a flip to locate the sun and try's to establish communication of off one of the s-band antennas.
 
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Solar activity last 24 hours may have caused a re-set to safe mode. Any beacon would be a good sign, meaning it might be recoverable and there is power to at least part of the system including telemetry and engineering. The transponder system would only be re-activated when everything has stabilized... hope for the best!
 
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Both my Ku dish with EBS pro and Sat Signature are showing a beacon at 11800 H. Tells me the sat is still there and has more than likely encountered a malfunction. That beacon could be the comm channel to the sat to repair.
 
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Hooked the cable to my SDR and tuned to 11800. Defiantly no comms going on. Either a beacon or someone trying to call home or vice versa. Just a steady morse code.
 
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From what I am hearing it appears the bird is lost.

Luken is working on moving its channels to another bird now, when I know more I will pass it along.


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Now would be a good time to ask what sat to aim to with a fixed c-band dish. 101 of course. Luken Me TV ect.
 
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Thanks for the update. Very interesting... I rarely turn my dish to 83 degrees. I hope they can resolve the issue.
 
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I would not be surprised if it is no longer insured due to its age.


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