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#2
Couple of interesting points raised by this (if the story is factually correct).

1) It appears that the Armed forces are still driving technology in this country, does anyone know of the 'next-best' UK space project?
2) We must have a huge amount of data be bounced around to have an entire 2 sats to ourselves
3) Did the project naming chap watch abit to much Terminator?

TMS
 
#3
The_Majors_Son said:
Couple of interesting points raised by this (if the story is factually correct).

1) It appears that the Armed forces are still driving technology in this country, does anyone know of the 'next-best' UK space project?
2) We must have a huge amount of data be bounced around to have an entire 2 sats to ourselves
3) Did the project naming chap watch abit to much Terminator?

TMS
Because the birds are owned by Paradigm they will rent out bandwidth to other (civ) users in an attempt to recoup some of the costs they have layed out.
 
#5
The_Majors_Son said:
Couple of interesting points raised by this (if the story is factually correct).

3) Did the project naming chap watch abit to much Terminator?

TMS
Could be something to do with a place in Wiltshire called Skynet Drive which existed before the movie as far as I know :D
 
#6
jagman said:
The_Majors_Son said:
Couple of interesting points raised by this (if the story is factually correct).

3) Did the project naming chap watch abit to much Terminator?

TMS
Could be something to do with a place in Wiltshire called Skynet Drive which existed before the movie as far as I know :D
And happens to have a bloody great new Paradigm building next to it. The previous set of birds were also Skynet (the 4 series). The differences in bandwidth provision between Skynet 4 and 5 are astonishing. I do like a bit of satellite geekery!
 
#7
boney_m said:
jagman said:
The_Majors_Son said:
Couple of interesting points raised by this (if the story is factually correct).

3) Did the project naming chap watch abit to much Terminator?

TMS
Could be something to do with a place in Wiltshire called Skynet Drive which existed before the movie as far as I know :D
And happens to have a bloody great new Paradigm building next to it. The previous set of birds were also Skynet (the 4 series). The differences in bandwidth provision between Skynet 4 and 5 are astonishing. I do like a bit of satellite geekery!
Am glad a big hollywood film was responsible the name used.

What sort of bandy-width are we looking at? or at least what sort of scale when compared to something like the new(ish) EuroBirds?
 
#8
The_Majors_Son said:
boney_m said:
jagman said:
The_Majors_Son said:
Couple of interesting points raised by this (if the story is factually correct).

3) Did the project naming chap watch abit to much Terminator?

TMS
Could be something to do with a place in Wiltshire called Skynet Drive which existed before the movie as far as I know :D
And happens to have a bloody great new Paradigm building next to it. The previous set of birds were also Skynet (the 4 series). The differences in bandwidth provision between Skynet 4 and 5 are astonishing. I do like a bit of satellite geekery!
The bird is a Eurostar-3000s, with an operating power of 5KW - which is 4 times the capacity of the 4 series. In essence, 5a on its own has more capacity than the entire 4 series.

By way of a bonus, Paradigm managed to get it lit, put it in the sky without turning it into the sun, pinging its spot antenna towards the moon or using its entire fuel payload to get it into position. Quite a result really, but i am willing to run a book for "seconds into launch for it to go bang" for 5B. It would be a major setback but i'd laugh my c0ck off to see it raining down in flames over French Guyana.
 
#9
This is the one part of the Skynet program that has gone well, the other (Project REACHER) is such a Cake and Arrse party we may never get to use the uplift in bandwidth!

Any navy in the house want to comment on the naval version?

Jimima
 
#11
By way of a bonus, Paradigm managed to get it lit, put it in the sky without turning it into the sun, pinging its spot antenna towards the moon or using its entire fuel payload to get it into position. Quite a result really, but i am willing to run a book for "seconds into launch for it to go bang" for 5B. It would be a major setback but i'd laugh my c0ck off to see it raining down in flames over French Guyana.
Boney_m... Do I spot a fellow JS Satcom mnrg there?? Loved that course. Does that make me a spotter??

Know a RAF chap who used to work flying the 4's. His boss's job title was OC Space and I s**t you not his name was Piccard..
 
#12
Having worked with the Ex RAF lads at Oakhanger the 5 series can't come quick enough. Bandwidth is a ever reducing on the 4 series as orrifices request more end user facilities. Numerous Ops have been supported by Commercial Satellites as the MOD had no coverage over the area. Get them up there, the quicker the better! The 4 series are way past their use by date, they're running on fumes.
 

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