Solar Transit Advisory Sky Muster™

Solar Transit Advisory Sky Muster™

The Sky Muster™ service will be affected by solar transit over the coming weeks. This means that satellite customers may experience temporary interruptions to satellite services.

Solar transit is a natural event caused by the shifting position of the Earth and Sun that occurs twice a year. While this is happening, the Sky Muster™ satellite will pass between the sun and the base station on planet Earth. The Sun creates magnetic radiation as well as light, and this radiation will disrupt the Sky Muster™ satellite temporarily.

We’ve published dates and times for these outages below, separated by gateway. All times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Solar Transit Autumn 2019

Location and DateSky Muster I: Interruption BeginInterruption EndsSky Muster II: Interruption BeginInterruption Ends
Bourke
01/04/20192:432:49 2:22 2:28
02/04/20192:42 2:502:212:29
03/04/20192:42 2:492:21 2:28
04/04/20192:422:482:212:27
Broken Hill
01/04/20192:422:452:212:24
02/04/20192:402:462:192:25
03/04/2019 2:392:472:18 2:26
04/04/20192:392:462:18 2:25
05/04/20192:40 2:452:19 2:24
Wolumla
03/04/20192:452:502:242:29
04/04/20192:442:512:232:30
05/04/2019 2:432:512:222:30
06/04/20192:432:502:222:29
07/04/20192:452:482:242:27
Roma
30/03/2019 2:472:512:262:30
31/03/20192:452:522:042:31
01/04/20192:442:522:232:31
02/04/20192:44 2:512:232:30
03/04/20192:452:502:242:29
Ceduna
01/04/20192:372:40 2:162:20
02/04/20192:352:422:142:21
03/04/20192:342:422:142:21
04/04/20192:342:41 2:132:21
5/04/20192:352:402:142:19
Carnarvon
29/03/2019 2:27 2:292:062:09
30/03/2019 2:24 2:312:042:10
31/03/20192:242:31 2:032:11
01/04/20192:232:302:022:10
02/04/20192:242:292:032:08
Geraldton
31/03/20192:262:312:052:11
01/04/20192:242:312:042:11
02/04/20192:242:312:032:11
03/04/20192:242:302:032:10
04/04/2019 2:252:282:052:08
Kalgoorlie
01/04/20192:292:352:082:14
02/04/2019 2:282:352:072:14
03/04/20192:272:352:072:14
04/04/20192:282:342:072:13
05/04/20192:302:312:102:10
Waroona
01/04/20192:282:302:07 2:10
02/04/20192:262:322:052:12
03/04/20192:252:322:042:12
04/04/2019 2:252:322:042:11
05/04/20192:252:312:052:10
Geeveston
05/04/20192:422:472:222:27
06/04/20192:412:482:202:28
07/04/2019 2:412:482:202:27
08/04/20192:412:472:202:27
09/04/20192:422:452:212:25
Alice Springs

29/03/20192:382:422:162:21
30/03/20192:362:432:152:22
31/03/2019 2:362:432:14 2:15
01/04/20192:352:422:142:21
02/04/20192:36 2:402:152:19

Each Earth Station will service multiple beams, and those beams may be in different states. The following image shows a list of the different beams serviced by each Earth Station.

Brendan Evans
Written by Brendan Evans

Brendan joined the SkyMesh Support team in 2016. Brendan joined the marketing team in 2017 and now helps out with our knowledge base guides and social media channels.