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)

39.0 to 40.4 (A Beam)
38.6 to 40.1 (B Beam)

49.6 to 50.1 (Northern Beam)
51.5 to 51.9 (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) -3.8 to 1.6 (A Beam)
-0.7 to 0 (B Beam)
5 to 5.2 (Northern Beam)
5.2 to 6.3 (Southern Beam)