Beacon Frequency and it’s list

Beacon Frequency

Beacon frequency is a unique unmodulated carrier frequency which transmitted by the satellite for ground segment equipment.

This beacon frequency list will help someone to track these satellites for any downlink/uplink purpose. Antenna tracking is not so easy without beacon frequency. Most of the people are tracking their necessary satellite with respect to others TV channel downlink frequency. But this is not a right way to track satellite. Many  downlink frequencies are skipped or not detected by the IRD of a specific satellite if it is tracked by this manual way.  So for flawless tracking of expected satellite, some one can use beacon frequency as a standard and spectrum analyzer or beacon receiver will help to do this task.

Location Satellite Frequency. Polarization and Beam
167.5°W TDRS 5 (inclined orbit) 3737.9 H
171.0°W TDRS 11 (inclined orbit)
174.0°W TDRS 10 (inclined orbit)
176.8°W Astra 3A (inclined orbit) 11450.25 H / 11699.50 H
177.0°W Yamal 300K 11451.00 H / 11459.50 R
177.0°W NSS 9 3944.75 R (Global) / 3952.00 R (Global) / 3952.50 R (Global) / 3951.50 R (Global)
180.0°E  Intelsat 18 3947.50 R (Global A) or 3947.50 R (Global) / 3950.00 V(Global) / 3952.50 R (Global A) or 3952.50 R (Global) / 11198.00 R (Global) / 11452.00 R (Global)  12502.00 R (Global)
172.0°E  Eutelsat 172A 3703.50 H / 4199.50 V / 11199.00 R / 12749.00 L
169.0°E Intelsat 8 3702.00 H (Global) / 12747.00 H or L (Global) / 12748.00 V or L (Global)
167.0°E Luch 5A (inclined orbit)
166.0°E Intelsat 19 3700.50 H (Global) / 4199.50 V (Global) / 12253.50 V or L (Global) / 12254.00 V or L (Global) / 12256.00 V or L (Global) / 12256.50 V or L (Global) / 12257.00 V (Global)
164.0°E Optus 10 12202.10 L (Australia+New Zealand) / 12233.50 V or R (FNA/BNA or Global) / 12235.50 V or R (FNA/BNA or Global) / 12237.50 V or R (FNA/BNA or Global)
164.0°E Optus B3 (inclined orbit) 12747.50 H / 12749.00 H
162.0°E Superbird B2 12245.00 H (Japan) / 12248.00 H (Japan) / 12250.00 V (Japan) / 12252.00 H (Japan) / 12254.00 H (Okinawa) / 12749.85 H (Steerable)
160.0°E Optus D1 12243.25 H / 12245.25 H / 12749.50 L
159.0°E ABS 6 (ABS1) 3400.50 V / 3999.50 H / 12500.50 V / 12749.50 H
157.0°E Intelsat 706 (inclined orbit) 3947.50 R (Global) or 3948.00 R (Global) / 3950.00 V (Global) / 3952.00 R (Global) or 3952.50 R (Global) / 11198.00 R (Global) / 11452.00 R (Global)
11701.00 H (Spot 2 or 1x or 3x) / 11701.00 V (Spot 1 or 2x) / 11701.00 V (Spot 3) / 12501.00 H (Spot 2 or 1x or 3x) / 12501.00 V (Spot 1or 2x) / 12501.00 V (Spot 3)
157.0°E Intelsat 5 (inclined orbit) 11451.00 V or H or R (Global) / 11452.00 V or H or R (Global) / 11454.00 R (Global) / 11454.00 L (Global)
156.0°E  Optus C1 12747.75 H or R / 12748.75 H or R / 12750.00 L
156.0°E  Optus D3 12239.25 V / 12241.25 V / 12749.50 L
154.0°E JCSAT 2A 4199.375 H / 12247.50 V
152.0°E Optus D2 12243.25 H / 12245.25 H / 12200.10 L
150.0°E JCSAT 1B (inclined orbit) 12747.00 H / 12747.50 V / 12748.50 H or V / 12749.50 H or V
148.0°E Measat 2 (inclined orbit) 4198.125 V / 41199.125 V / 10951.50 H
146.0°E Palapa C2 (inclined orbit)
145.1°E Express A2 (inclined orbit) 3800.00 R (Global) / 11400.00 V (Ku Beam)
145.0°E MTSAT 2
144.0°E Superbird C2 12199.00 V / 12250.00 V / 12252.00 H / 12254.00 V / 12255.00 H / 12749.75 V
142.0°E Apstar 9
142.0°E ChinaSat 5A 3700.50 / 4199.50 H / 12250.50 V / 12749.50 H
140.3°E Sky Muster
140.0°E MTSAT 1R
140.0°E Express AM5 3850.00 R (Global) / 3850.50 L (Global) / 11199.50 R (Global) / 18565.20 R / 19690.00 L
140.0°E Express AT-2 11705.00 V / 11705.50 V
138.0°E Telstar 18 (Apstar 5) 3630.00 V / 4199.00 H / 12251.00 V / 12749.00 H
136.0°E N-Star C (inclined orbit)
134.0°E  Apstar 6 3700.00 V / 4199.825 H / 12250.50 V
132.0°E JCSAT 5A
132.0°E Vinasat 1 11699.00 H
131.8°E Vinasat 2 3694.50 / 3695.50
130.0°E ChinaSat 20A
130.0°E ChinaSat 1A
128.0°E JCSAT 3A 12747.20 V / 12248.50 H
128.0°E JCSAT RA 12748.35 / 12749.75
125.0°E ChinaSat 6A 3700.08 V / 4196.34 H / 12260.00 V
124.0°E JCSAT 4B 12748.00 / 12749.00
122.2°E  Asiasat 4 4198.25 H (C-Band Beam) / 4199.25 H (C-Band Beam) / 12252.00 V (Australia) / 12253.00 V (East Asia) / 12254.00 H (East Asia)
120.0°E Asiasat 3S 4199.50 H / 4200.50 H /12250.00 V / 12749.00 H
120.0°E Asiasat 6 / Thaicom 7 4198.75 / 4199.85
119.5°E  Thaicom 4 (iPStar 1)
118.0°E Telkom 2
116.0°E ABS 7
116.0°E Koreasat 6
115.5°E ChinaSat 6B 3701.00 V / 4199.00 H
113.0°E  Koreasat 5
113.0°E  Palapa D
110.5°E ChinaSat 10
110.0°E N-Sat 110
110.0°E BSAT 3A
110.0°E BSAT 3B 11707.1
110.0°E BSAT 3C/JCSAT 110R
108.2°E  NSS 11 12250.50 / 12251.50 / 12749.50
108.2°E  SES 7
108.0°E Telkom 1 3701.75 V / 4199.875 H
105.5°E Asiasat 7 4199.25 / 4199.75
105.3°E Asiasat 8 4198.70 / 4199.40
103.3°E ChinaSat 2C
103.3°E ChinaSat 20
103.0°E Express AM3 3800.00 R (Global) / 11200.00 R (Global)
101.5°E Chinasat 22A (inclined orbit)
100.5°E Asiasat 5 4198.00 / 4199.00
98.5°E ChinaSat 2A
98.0°E  ChinaSat 11
96.5°E Express AM33 11199.50 R (Global) / 3800.00 R (Global)
95.0°E NSS 6 11198.00 H / 11199.50 H
95.0°E SES 8 11198.50 L / 12248.50 L
93.5°E Insat 3A
93.5°E Insat 3B 4187.20 L / 4194.00 L / 11699.50
93.5°E GSAT 15 4198.272 L / 4199.28 L
93.0°E Superbird C (inclined orbit) 11701.00 H (Hawaii) / 12250.00 V (Japan) / 12251.00 H (Japan) / 12252.00 H (Japan) / 12253.00 H (Japan) / 12254.00 V (NE Asia) / 12255.00 H (SE Asia)
92.2°E Chinasat 9 12701.00 R / 12199.00 L
91.5°E Measat 3 4198.00 V / 12201.00 H / 4199.00 V / 12201.00 V
91.5°E Measat 3A 4185.00 H / 12200.00 H / 4186.00 H / 12200.00 V
91.5°E Measat 3B 4189.00 / 12201.50 H / 4192.50 or 12202.00 V
89.9°E Yamal 401 3448.40 R
88.2°E TDRS 8 (inclined orbit)
88.0°E ST 2 3695.75 V / 11450.25 H / 11196.00 V / 12500.25 H
87.5°E ChinaSat 12
86.5°E KazSat 2 11199.50 R
85.2°E Intelsat 15 10951.00 H (Global) / 10952.00 V (Global) / 11451.00 V (Global) / 11451.00 H (Global) / 11698.00 V or R (Global) / 12748.00 V (Global) 12749.00 H (Global) / / 11699.00 V or R (Global)
85.0°E Horizons 2 11701.50 V (Global) / 12196.00 H (Russia) or 12196.00 R (Global) / 12198.00 H (Global) / 12198.625 H (Russia) or 12198.625 R (Global)
84.5°E  TDRS 7 (inclined orbit)
83.0°E Insat 4A
83.0°E G-Sat 10 4187.520 L / 4190.976 L / 11698.50 H
83.0°E G-Sat 12 4186.32 L / 4191.84 L
83.0°E G-Sat 6 4194.00 L / 4197.504 L
82.0°E JCSAT 4A 12247.00 V / 12247.50 H
82.0°E Insat 3D 4188.768 L / 4196.928 L
81.5°E ChinaSat 1C
80.0°E Express AM22 11200.00 R (Global)
80.0°E Express AM2 3800.00 R (Global) / 11200.00 R (Global)
78.5°E Thaicom 5 4199.20 V (Regional) / 4199.80 V (Regional) /12210.00 H / 12210.00 V / 12210.40 H / 12210.40 V
78.5°E Thaicom 6 4185.00 / 4185.60
78.0°E Esiafi 1 (inclined orbit)
76.5°E Luch 1 (inclined orbit)
76.5°E Apstar 7 4199.625 H
75.0°E ABS 2 4183.25 L or V / 4184.25 L or H
74.0°E Insat 3C
74.0°E Insat 4CR
74.0°E G-Sat 7 4186.848 L / 4189.344 L
74.0°E G-Sat 14 4195.776 L / 4199.28 L

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Updated: June 22, 2019 — 5:34 PM

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  6. Please may I get downlik frequency beacon for Eutelsat 10A

    1. Satellite Name: Eutelsat 10A (E10A, W2A, Eutelsat W2A)
      Status: active
      Position: 10° E (10° E)
      Cospar number: 2009-016A
      Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
      Launch date: 3-Apr-2009
      Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
      Launch vehicle: Proton M
      Launch mass (kg): 5915
      Dry mass (kg): 2828
      Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
      Model (bus): Spacebus-4000C4
      Orbit: GEO
      Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.

      Beacon(s): 10950.200H, 11699.800H, 12501.000H, 12501.500H

      Details:
      Up to 46 Ku-band, 10 C-band and S-band transponders to provide professional video, broadband, business networks, telecommunications and mobile TV services to Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean.

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