azimuth of satellite ?

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Ray

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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Hi Ray,

That'll depend on your location.  

We recommend having a certified tech point your dish.  To point it properly, you would need several tools that are only provided to our techs.

Call into Customer Care at 866-945-3258, and they will build a work order to get your dish back on point!
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Old Labs

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If just curious as to potential line of sight issues you can use:

http://www.dishpointer.com/

Based on an earlier question you may not be a customer yet and are simply determining feasibility, but who know the reason for the question? 

ViaSat-1 is in the satellite drop down list, enter your address or location and it will provide and estimate of azimuth(s) and elevation. You can use 70W Star One to estimate ViaSat-2's final position. Pointing does require an installer and an installer can provide a site survey.

Alternately you can use:

http://www.n2yo.com/?s=42740%7C37843

Both Viasat-1 and ViaSat-2 are displayed just select one or the other and provide your current location (need to establish an account to do that by the looks). That will display similar info for the selected satellite.

VaSat-2 is maneuvering into position - so it's position and info will vary along the yellow line shown there until it settles in to its final orbital slot via its transfer orbit; and remember that's the logical view from above high above both satellites.    

       
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Good point Old Labs, I assumed Ray was an existing customer.  

Guess I should remember what happens when one assumes!  
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Old Labs

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Happens all the time around here, Matt ;)

OMG, looking at the second link above it appears ViaSat-2 has just eaten ViaSat-1 at 6:11 OM - now what are we going to do???? Nah, it's just a total eclipse of ViaSat-1 ;)

P.S. To those looking at that link, don't linger too long it does constantly use data, but not all that much... not something you want to walk away from overnight though.
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Careful, someone will surely try to blame that for slow speeds, lack of connectivity, etc... LOL Then again, good excuse right. (Yes I'm joking - it has no effect on service from VS1)