Intelsat transitioned from IS9 to IS21. Per earlier notifications GEONETCast Americas users should not notice any change or alteration in the broadcast, nor do users have to change antenna positions. There was a brief multi-hour data outage, however, the broadcast should have caught up with the backlog.
Intelsat successfully launched IS-21, and it also released a brochure / fact sheet (PDF) on IS-21, which provides some good coverage maps and other information. IS-21 will shortly replace IS-9. GNC-A is broadcast on IS-9 over a C-band transponder. The transition is not expected to affect operations, nor will users need to alter station equipment or re-point […]