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12
Solar Interference Fall 2017
Posted by Bas Vogel on 12 September 2017 02:25 PM

During the second week of October your service might experience brief outages due to solar interference. This is a normal occurrence that happens twice (during Spring and Fall) a year and unfortunately cannot be avoided. The reason for the interference is because the sun and the satellite align in the field of view of the receiving antenna and the sun's radiation overwhelm the satellite signals. The sun interference will affect your service briefly every day for a period of a few days.

Satellite name: YAMAL 402 Satellite Position: 54.93 °E
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10/11/2017 07:49:10 10/11/2017 07:51:40 10/11/2017 07:50:25 10/11/2017 09:49:10 UTC+2 10/11/2017 09:51:40 UTC+2 10/11/2017 09:50:25 UTC+2 02m30s 0.161 8.9
10/12/2017 07:49:03 10/12/2017 07:51:17 10/12/2017 07:50:10 10/12/2017 09:49:03 UTC+2 10/12/2017 09:51:17 UTC+2 10/12/2017 09:50:10 UTC+2 02m14s -0.21 4.0

 

Satellite name: ARABSAT-5C Satellite Position: 20.02 °E
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10/11/2017 10:20:17 10/11/2017 10:22:03 10/11/2017 10:21:10 10/11/2017 12:20:17 UTC+2 10/11/2017 12:22:03 UTC+2 10/11/2017 12:21:10 UTC+2 01m45s 0.362 6.7
10/12/2017 10:19:13 10/12/2017 10:22:37 10/12/2017 10:20:55 10/12/2017 12:19:13 UTC+2 10/12/2017 12:22:37 UTC+2 10/12/2017 12:20:55 UTC+2 03m23s -0.01 20.2
10/13/2017 10:19:59 10/13/2017 10:21:22 10/13/2017 10:20:40 10/13/2017 12:19:59 UTC+2 10/13/2017 12:21:22 UTC+2 10/13/2017 12:20:40 UTC+2 01m23s -0.39 5.2

 

Satellite name: EXPRESS-AM6 Satellite Position: 52.98 °E
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10/10/2017 07:57:43 10/10/2017 08:00:12 10/10/2017 07:58:57 10/10/2017 09:57:43 UTC+2 10/10/2017 10:00:12 UTC+2 10/10/2017 09:58:57 UTC+2 02m29s 0.555 11.0
10/11/2017 07:56:15 10/11/2017 08:01:09 10/11/2017 07:58:42 10/11/2017 09:56:15 UTC+2 10/11/2017 10:01:09 UTC+2 10/11/2017 09:58:42 UTC+2 04m53s 0.178 16.9
10/12/2017 07:56:01 10/12/2017 08:00:52 10/12/2017 07:58:27 10/12/2017 09:56:01 UTC+2 10/12/2017 10:00:52 UTC+2 10/12/2017 09:58:27 UTC+2 04m50s -0.20 16.7
10/13/2017 07:57:05 10/13/2017 07:59:19 10/13/2017 07:58:12 10/13/2017 09:57:05 UTC+2 10/13/2017 09:59:19 UTC+2 10/13/2017 09:58:12 UTC+2 02m14s -0.57 10.6

 

Satellite name: EXPRESS-AM8 Satellite Position: 14.00 °W (346.0 °E)
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10/11/2017 12:49:46 10/11/2017 12:51:17 10/11/2017 12:50:31 10/11/2017 14:49:46 UTC+2 10/11/2017 14:51:17 UTC+2 10/11/2017 14:50:31 UTC+2 01m30s 0.297 2.7
10/12/2017 12:48:54 10/12/2017 12:51:39 10/12/2017 12:50:16 10/12/2017 14:48:54 UTC+2 10/12/2017 14:51:39 UTC+2 10/12/2017 14:50:16 UTC+2 02m44s -0.08 14.8

 

Satellite name: TELSTAR 12V Satellite Position: 15.01 °W (345.0 °E)
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10/11/2017 12:54:06 10/11/2017 12:55:42 10/11/2017 12:54:54 10/11/2017 14:54:06 UTC+2 10/11/2017 14:55:42 UTC+2 10/11/2017 14:54:54 UTC+2 01m35s 0.291 2.8
10/12/2017 12:53:17 10/12/2017 12:56:01 10/12/2017 12:54:39 10/12/2017 14:53:17 UTC+2 10/12/2017 14:56:01 UTC+2 10/12/2017 14:54:39 UTC+2 02m44s -0.08 14.5

 

Satellite name: NSS-7 Satellite Position: 20.02 °W (340.0 °E)
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10/11/2017 13:15:16 10/11/2017 13:18:13 10/11/2017 13:16:44 10/11/2017 15:15:16 UTC+2 10/11/2017 15:18:13 UTC+2 10/11/2017 15:16:44 UTC+2 02m57s 0.257 11.4
10/12/2017 13:14:45 10/12/2017 13:18:13 10/12/2017 13:16:29 10/12/2017 15:14:45 UTC+2 10/12/2017 15:18:13 UTC+2 10/12/2017 15:16:29 UTC+2 03m28s -0.12 15.6

 

Satellite name: INTELSAT 34 (IS-34) Satellite Position: 55.49 °W (304.5 °E)
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10/10/2017 15:46:16 10/10/2017 15:49:34 10/10/2017 15:47:55 10/10/2017 17:46:16 UTC+2 10/10/2017 17:49:34 UTC+2 10/10/2017 17:47:55 UTC+2 03m18s 0.280 12.6
10/11/2017 15:45:42 10/11/2017 15:49:37 10/11/2017 15:47:40 10/11/2017 17:45:42 UTC+2 10/11/2017 17:49:37 UTC+2 10/11/2017 17:47:40 UTC+2 03m54s -0.10 16.2
10/12/2017 15:46:46 10/12/2017 15:48:04 10/12/2017 15:47:25 10/12/2017 17:46:46 UTC+2 10/12/2017 17:48:04 UTC+2 10/12/2017 17:47:25 UTC+2 01m17s -0.47 5.8

 

Satellite name: INTELSAT 21 (IS-21) Satellite Position: 58.02 °W (302.0 °E)
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10/10/2017 15:56:54 10/10/2017 15:59:53 10/10/2017 15:58:24 10/10/2017 17:56:54 UTC+2 10/10/2017 17:59:53 UTC+2 10/10/2017 17:58:24 UTC+2 02m59s 0.250 11.7
10/11/2017 15:56:25 10/11/2017 15:59:52 10/11/2017 15:58:08 10/11/2017 17:56:25 UTC+2 10/11/2017 17:59:52 UTC+2 10/11/2017 17:58:08 UTC+2 03m27s -0.13 15.4

 

Satellite name: EUTELSAT 70B Satellite Position: 70.52 °E
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10/10/2017 06:44:36 10/10/2017 06:46:20 10/10/2017 06:45:28 10/10/2017 08:44:36 UTC+2 10/10/2017 08:46:20 UTC+2 10/10/2017 08:45:28 UTC+2 01m43s 0.395 5.1
10/11/2017 06:43:25 10/11/2017 06:47:01 10/11/2017 06:45:13 10/11/2017 08:43:25 UTC+2 10/11/2017 08:47:01 UTC+2 10/11/2017 08:45:13 UTC+2 03m35s 0.017 16.7
10/12/2017 06:43:52 10/12/2017 06:46:03 10/12/2017 06:44:57 10/12/2017 08:43:52 UTC+2 10/12/2017 08:46:03 UTC+2 10/12/2017 08:44:57 UTC+2 02m10s -0.36 6.8

 

Satellite name: SES-6 Satellite Position: 40.52 °W (319.5 °E)
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10/10/2017 14:44:13 10/10/2017 14:45:58 10/10/2017 14:45:05 10/10/2017 16:44:13 UTC+2 10/10/2017 16:45:58 UTC+2 10/10/2017 16:45:05 UTC+2 01m44s 0.449 6.7
10/11/2017 14:42:51 10/11/2017 14:46:48 10/11/2017 14:44:50 10/11/2017 16:42:51 UTC+2 10/11/2017 16:46:48 UTC+2 10/11/2017 16:44:50 UTC+2 03m56s 0.072 16.4
10/12/2017 14:43:00 10/12/2017 14:46:10 10/12/2017 14:44:35 10/12/2017 16:43:00 UTC+2 10/12/2017 16:46:10 UTC+2 10/12/2017 16:44:35 UTC+2 03m10s -0.30 11.9

 

Satellite name: EXPRESS-AM7 Satellite Position: 40.03 °E
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10/11/2017 08:52:39 10/11/2017 08:55:30 10/11/2017 08:54:05 10/11/2017 10:52:39 UTC+2 10/11/2017 10:55:30 UTC+2 10/11/2017 10:54:05 UTC+2 02m51s 0.274 10.7
10/12/2017 08:52:04 10/12/2017 08:55:35 10/12/2017 08:53:50 10/12/2017 10:52:04 UTC+2 10/12/2017 10:55:35 UTC+2 10/12/2017 10:53:50 UTC+2 03m30s -0.10 15.9

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Mar
27
Email server migration
Posted by Bas Vogel on 27 March 2015 02:53 PM

Dear custumer,

During the night of Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of March, we will be conducting a migration of our email servers. This maintenace will start from Friday 18:00 GMT and will last to approx Saturday 11:00 GMT. During this period there is a very small time-frame in which emails to noc@castornetworks.com may bounce. You can however still reach the NOC by manually creating a ticket or by calling us on +31 (0) 88 646 0120.

We apologize for any inconvenience, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

NOC Castor Networks
T: +31 (0) 88 6460120
E: noc@castornetworks.com 
W: www.castornetworks.com

 

 


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Oct
27
Planned Maintenance Notification 09/11/2014
Posted by Bas Vogel on 27 October 2014 07:14 PM

Dear Valued Customer,

 

This notice is to inform you that our TIER 1 Internet Backbone Provider has scheduled a maintenance window which will affect your network connection to the internet.

 Category: Planned Maintenance

Affected Service: IPT-NL-CASTOR/ 11

Site City: Amsterdam

Scheduled Start: 09/11/2014 00:01:00 CE(S)T

Scheduled End: 09/11/2014 08:00:00 CE(S)T

Details: KPN will upgrade the software-version (JUNOS) of the Juniper routers.

Expected outage duration:  30 minutes

 

We do apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Best regards, 

Bas

Castor NOC
Network Operation Center

CASTOR NETWORKS B.V.
T: +31 (0) 88 646 0120
F: +31 (0) 88 646 0109
E: noc@castornetworks.com

W: http://castornetworks.com

W: http://support.castornetworks.com


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Nov
6
Castor Support Center Online!
Posted by Bas Vogel on 06 November 2013 10:56 AM

As of now, our new Support Center is online! It is now possible to contact Support or Sales by submitting a ticket. After submitting a ticket you will be able to follow the status of the ticket by logging in with the account that you will receive from us.

It is also possible to start a live chat session with our Sales or Support department by clicking the `Live Support` button here or on our main website.

 

 


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