Satellite Fleet

Key Highlights

  • ABS-2A entered commercial use on 21st January 2017
  • It is located with ABS-2 at the prime location at 75°E
  • Designed with 48 transponders and 5 dedicated high powered Ku-band beams, ABS-2A serves South Asia, South East Asia, Russia, Africa and MENA regions
  • Suitable for DTH services, VSAT operators, maritime and mobility solutions
  • ABS-2A is a Boeing 702SP satellite (all-electric propulsion) and was successfully launched on June 15, 2016 (10:29 am EDT) on SpaceX Falcon 9
Parameter Ku-Band
Number of Transponders 48
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 54, 72, 108
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 13.705 - 14.800 & 17.300 - 18.100 /
10.950 - 11.200 & 11.450 - 12.750
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear (H & V)
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB) > 27
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 52 (Russia FSS) and 52 (Russia BSS)
57 (South Asia)
53 (SE Asia)
52 (Africa)
52 (MENA)
TWTA Redundancy 48 for 40 (with 8 active spares)
TWTA Size (Watts) 150
Receiver Redundancy 2 for 1
Downconverter Redundancy 2 for 1
Uplink SFD (dBW/m2) -96 to -74 (0 dB/K G/T)
G/T (Peak Value)(dB/K) 8 (Russia BSS) and 7 (Russia FSS)
11 (South Asia)
11 (SE Asia)
6 (Africa)
7 (MENA)