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Migration of EUMETCast Europe restoration capacity to Hotbird 13

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EUMETCast Europe restoration capacity will be migrated from EUTELSAT 21B to Hotbird 13 in February 2021.

Last Updated

16, December 2020

EUMETSAT operates EUMETCast Europe in Ku-band via EUTELSAT 10A (E10A). In case of an unrecoverable failure of E10A, the EUMETCast Europe Service will currently be continued on EUTELSAT 21B (E21B) in the 21° East orbital position.

Starting from 01/02/2021, the EUMETCast Europe restoration (back-up) capacity will be migrated from E21B to Hotbird 13 (HB13) in the 13° East orbital position. This means that from this date, in case of an unrecoverable failure of E10A, the EUMETCast Europe Service will be continued on HB13.

The following Hotbird-13 transponders will be used:

Transponder Bandwidth Downlink Frequency Downlink Polarisation
HB13C 6 33 MHz 11316.7200 MHz Y
HB13C 8 33 MHz 11355.0800 MHz Y

 

The downlink parameters are listed in the table below:

Downlink parameters for EUMETCast Europe Backup Satellite
Ku-band Transponder Hotbird 13C (13° E), Europe
Parameter Transponder 1 Transponder 2
Name Hotbird 13C Hotbird 13C
Transponder 6 8
Down Link Frequency 11316.72 MHz 11355.08 MHz
L-band Frequency
(LNB LOF=9750MHz)
1566.72 MHz 1605.08 MHz
Symbol Rate 33000 kS/s 30000 kS/s
Polarisation Vertical Vertical
Roll-Off 5% 5%
Transmission Standard DVB-S2, VCM mode DVB-S2, CCM mode
MODCOD 1 — Basic Service (BAS) 8PSK3/5
MPE TS, ISI=1
No Basic service
MODCOD 2 — High Volume Service (HVS) 16APSK3/4
MPE TS, ISI=1
16APSK3/4
MPE TS, ISI=1

A test activation of the EUMETCast Europe service on the foreseen HB13 transponders, during which the same data streams will be available on both satellites (E10A and HB13C), is planned in Q1 2021. Further details will be provided in due course.

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