Viasat 2 location

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I am located in Kentucky (I believe I’m on beam 326). If someone can tell me where the ViaSat 2 satellite is roughly located in comparison to Viasat 1 (direction and height). Also, are they looking for customers to migrate to VS2 in the near future? The reason I’m asking is because my beam is normally over 90% and the speeds....well they suck during peek times. Satellite internet is my only option. I also have no phone signal at home so I am forced to use WiFi assist for cell service. Any help would be appreciated.
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Mark

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It will be more to right of where your dish is pointed now. Look to the south and a bit to left for Kentucky.


It will also have a lower elevation as it is located more closely to the equator.

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mine is too the left in wisconsin
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To the right if you are looking at the dish, to the left if you are behind the dish :).
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I guess that's why some people come in here and say the dish is pointed directly at my house... a matter of perspective I guess.  
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I hope it’s not much lower than VS1 or I won’t be able to transfer.
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It will be a bit lower.
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I believe Viasat-2 is at 70 deg W and Viasat-1 is a 115 deg W. So, about 45 deg to the left if you are behind the dish. You can find Azimuth and elevation at Dishpointer.com. My elevation is actually a bit higher for Viasat-2 45 deg than viasat-1 40 deg ,in Waynesboro, Tn. 38485.

But I haven't stayed in a Holiday Inn Express lately so, to the best of my meager knowledge, this information is accurate but YMMV!

P.S. They don't have the information in there yet for Viasat-2 so just pick the existing satellite at that location (70 deg W) to do your estimating!
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Mark

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Michael, thank you for your information. It helped tremendously. I believe I’ll be able to get on VS2 if I decide. I’m just wondering and hoping the load will lighten up considerably on VS1. That would be great, unless they want to migrate me free of charge.
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Try checking out http://www.dishpointer.com/  it uses googlemaps and you and line it up with your house to see if the angle is clear.  As mentioned Viasat-2 is at around 70 degrees (I think 69.?) in KY it should be about 40-45 degrees above the horizon.
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I thought I would not be able to use Viasat-2 since there is a mountain top 1,200ft up from my location exactly in line with the orbital slot (70W). However, I discovered that the dishpointer web site has an obstacle check. It turns out that Viasat-2 is at 33 degrees elevation at my site which is over twice as high as the mountain top.
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www.dishpointer.com now has the viasat-2 satellite.