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SATELLITE OVERVIEW

Launched in February 2014, ABS-2 is a Space Systems/Loral FS 1300 satellite that brings substantial new capacity to the prime location at 75°E, and serves four continents.

The satellite features six dedicated high-powered Ku-band beams for DTH services in the Eastern Hemisphere and offers multiple options for Ku-band connectivity. In addition, ABS-2 is equipped with industry leading, high-powered C-band beams for connectivity requirements in Africa and South East Asia. The Ka-band beam targets the MENA region and offers cost effective solutions for commercial and military applications.

KU BAND BEAMS

MENA | 42–51 dBW
51 Ku-Band Transponders@54 & 108MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

S&C Africa| 41-51 dBW
51 Ku-Band Transponders@54 & 108MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

Southern | 41-47 dBW
51 Ku-Band Transponders@54
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

South Asia | 50-55 dBW
51 Ku-Band Transponders@54 & 108MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

UTS Indonesia | 42-53 dBW
51 Ku-Band Transponders@54 & 108MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

Korea/SEA | 45-52 dBW
51 Ku-Band Transponders@54 & 108MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

C BAND BEAMS

Global | 30-39 dBW
32 C-Band Transponders@36, 72 & 104 MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

West Hemi | 35-43 dBW
32 C-Band Transponders@36, 72 & 104 MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

East Hemi | 34-45 dBW
32 C-Band Transponders@36, 72 & 104 MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)

KA BAND BEAMS

MENA | 40-49 dBW
6 Ka-Band Transponders:
out of 4 x 435MHz for Commercial Bands &
4 x 225MHz for Military Bands
Polarization: Circular (RHCP & LHCP)

PARAMETERS C-BAND KU-BAND KA-BAND
Number of Transponders Up to 32 Up to 51 Up to 6 (Commercial & Military Bands)
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 36, 72 & 104 54 & 108 435 (Commercial) & 225 (Military)
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) Standard & Extended FSS & BSS Commercial & Military
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear H & V Linear H & V Circular RHCP & LHCP
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB) Better than 27 Better than 27 Better than 27
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 45 55 49
TWTA Size (Watts) 62 143 120
TWTA Redundancy 34 52 6
G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K) 6.9 8.9 4.6
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