posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 12:28 PM
Originally posted by gariac
Some FTA and satellite resources:...
I've been "playing" with FTA for years.
But I really wonder if they would be using one of the known sat's in geosynchronous orbit to relay, More than likely a "black" sat I would think. Plus
I believe there is about a 1.5 second transmission delay up to geosynchronous orbit and down. If they are controlling and observing that way, I wonder
how much it affects operating them.
EDITED TO ADD:
Telstar 11 distributes TV and radio broadcasts to Europe and North America. It is operated by Loral Skynet, a division of the Loral Corporation.
The six new channels included two CNN broadcasts intended for U.S. forces and four live links from spy planes, both manned and unmanned.
Guess I should have checked out some of your links. Wow - unencryted on a standard satellite used also for TV broadcasts. That to me seems REALLY
Telstar 11N is designed to be a Ku-band satellite with a North American beam that covers the
US (as far West as Denver, Colorado), Central America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean;
a European beam that covers all of Europe and parts of North Africa; an African beam that covers
the majority of the sub-Saharan continent, with focused power over South Africa and a majority
of West Africa. Telstar 11N will have the capability to provide service within each coverage region
or between coverage regions. The New Telstar 11 will also feature an Atlantic Ocean beam
connected to the North American beam.
If you look at the footprint of this bird, which is 37.5 deg. W, it does cover most of North America... hmm... time to play
27-11-2010 by FosterVS because: (no reason given)