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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

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

MENA | 42–51 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)

S&C Africa| 41-51 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)

PARAMETERSC-BANDKU-BANDKA-BAND
Number of TranspondersUp to 32Up to 51Up to 6 (Commercial & Military Bands)
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz)36, 72 & 10454 & 108435 (Commercial) & 225 (Military)
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz)Standard & ExtendedFSS & BSSCommercial & Military
Uplink / Downlink Signal PolarizationLinear H & VLinear H & VCircular RHCP & LHCP
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB)Better than 27Better than 27Better than 27
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW)455549
TWTA Size (Watts)62143120
TWTA Redundancy34526
G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K)6.98.94.6
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