WAAS satellite ( INMARSAT 3-F4 ) moving Feb 1, to 142 degrees West

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Jan 31 2006 - 06:15:08 EST

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    INMARSAT 3-F4 ( 24819) currently at 54 degrees West, is been moved to 142 degrees West. They plan
    to star moving it, on Feb 1.
    Will take roughly 60 days to move.
    This satellite is part of the WAAS system, which is used to broadcast correction data to gps
    It will still be transmitting waas data, during it's move. Be fun to watch it move on, the gps
    receiver display:)
    But means I'll have to stick to receiving the signal from the other waas satellite ( INMARSAT 3-F2
    ) = 24307, which is low to the horizon, and more easily blocked.
    INMARSAT 3-F4 will even be lower to the horizom then that one, for my location, once it reaches
    142 degrees West.
    Galaxy 15  ( 28884 )and Anik F1R  ( 28868 ) will be higher in the sky for my location, but there
    not active yet. Looks like around the fall of this year they be active.
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