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About this website


Satbeams.com is global Web 2.0 reference website that provides consolidated information about the Geostationary/Communications satellites, their technical details, coverage zones and frequency charts. At the same time Satbeams.com is also a powerful tool for antenna positioning that makes it helpful not only for the satellite professionals, communication companies, multiple government services, international and military organisations but also for the Sat-DX communities and broad audience of Sat-TV enthusiasts from all over the world. Satbeams.com has an advanced search functionality that allows to lookup satellites, beams, channels and locations on the maps in just a few seconds. In addition to that, registered users can also create RSS-feeds linked to satellite charts and personalize them in order to stay up-to-date with the latest news from Satbeams.com.

 

At the moment Satbeams has the biggest library of satellite footprints in the world (over 1800 beams) digitized to lat:long format. Our footprints are all scalable and and overlay with Google Maps. Our database keeps the information about over 400 geostationary satellites, over 7500 transponders and 32000 channels respectively. Our website has unique user interface as well as advanced search/sort/filtering capabilities that allows to access any information in just 2-3 clicks of the mouse.

 

We provide different type of consulting and services around satellite capacity, footprints and charts for sat-telecommunication companies and professionals as well as multiple advertising options on our pages. If you are interested to implement some of Satbeams functionality directly on your website or advertise with us please contact us.

 


 

History


Satbeams.com was started as a private initiative. I am just one of many Sat-TV fans doing it as a hobby. I have been thinking about such a website since summer 2007 when I got the idea to overlay the footprints of geostationary satellites with Google Maps and provide the possibility to collect and display the actual reception data from over the globe. It took me a while to start putting the website together and very soon I have realized that it is just too much to do it alone! So I have involved several supporters to collect the inventory information about the satellites, their technical details, as well as digitize all of the available satellite footprints. At the same time I have contracted the development agency to work on the website design and coding. As a result Satbeams.com was launched in April 2008 with the initial information about over 220 satellites and 650 beam footprints. Since that time satbeams.com has grown a lot and currently has the biggest collection of active beam footprints in the world! I do really appreciate all the supporters who helped me with reference information, frequency/channels data and footprints details. Without the help of all these people this website will never come true!

In January 2010 veteran sat-frequency site SatcoDX has decided to shut down all its servers after more than 30 years creating lists of sat frequencies on paper, on CD and online. To keep the service for the Sat community they have decided to redirect SatcoDX users to SatBeams.

 

In 2011 Satbeams SPRL legal entity was registered and all current website and service operations are handled through this privately owned company.

 


 

Acknowledgments


Web-design/programming: LLC IPC BonAnza
Digitising footrpints: MariaRijou and Bajasur1(Americas footprints)
Newsfeeds: Frocus, DXBozoth, EnoSat, DTV News, Satellitetvwiz
Testing: Skystar, Satmmuk, Deepbluesky, Bajasur1, EnoSat, Sat-digest, Frocus, Cheburashka
Special thanks to josh_magee for the donation