Satellite Fleet

Key Highlights

  • ABS-6 is located at 159°E (*a redeployment of ABS-1)
  • It covers the Pacific Ocean region and East Asia
  • Its wide C & Ku coverage beams are suitable for VSAT services, TV distribution, IP trunking, cellular backhaul and maritime services
  • ABS-6 is a Lockheed Martin A2100 AX satellite
Parameter C-Band Ku-Band
Number of Transponders 28 16
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 36 27
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 5.725-6.725/3.400-4.200 13.750-14.500/10.900-12.750
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear Cross-pol (H/V) Linear Co-pol
Northern (V/V)
Southern (H/H)
Cross-Polarization Separation (dBW) 30 30
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW)

38 (A Beam)
39 (B Beam)

49 (Northern Beam)
51 (Southern Beam)
TWTA Size (Watts) 45 90 (Northern Beam)
90 & 135 (Southern Beam)
TWTA Redundancy 2 groups of 16 for 14 2 groups of 11 for 8
Receiver Redundancy 4 for 2 4 for 2
Uplink SFD (dBW/m2) -97 to -75 (at -3 dB/K) -92 to -70
G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K) 1 (A Beam)
0 (B Beam)
5 (Northern Beam)
6 (Southern Beam)