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SATELLITE OVERVIEW

Featuring both Ku and C-band beams, ABS-3A is located at 3°W, connecting the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and extends our C and Ku-band coverage into the Atlantic Ocean region.

ABS-3A is equipped with three C-band beams covering the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, plus a global beam. It also features four Ku-band beams covering Europe, MENA, South Africa and the Americas. The satellite supports a plethora of services including: VSAT, TV distribution, IP trunking, cellular backhaul and maritime services.

ABS-3A is a Boeing 702SP satellite with all-electric propulsion. Launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 in March 2015, it entered commercial service on 31st August 2015.

KU BAND BEAMS

Europe | 42-50dBW
24 Ku-Band Transponders in Total
Polarization: Linear (H&V)
Uplink/Downlink Frequency: 13.750-14.750 / 10.700-11.200, 11.450-11.700, 12.500-12.750 GHz

MENA | 45-50dBW
24 Ku-Band Transponders in Total
Polarization: Linear (H&V)
Uplink/Downlink Frequency: 13.750-14.750 / 10.700-11.200, 11.450-11.700, 12.500-12.750 GHz

Americas | 44-51dBW
24 Ku-Band Transponders in Total
Polarization: Linear (H&V)
Uplink/Downlink Frequency:
13.750-14.750 / 10.700-11.200, 11.450-11.700, 12.500-12.750 GHz

SAF | 44-49dBW
24 Ku-Band Transponders in Total
Polarization: Linear (H&V)
Uplink/Downlink Frequency: 13.750-14.750 / 10.700-11.200, 11.450-11.700, 12.500-12.750 GHz

C BAND BEAMS

Global | 34.5-38dBW
24 C-Band Transponders in Total
Polarization: Linear (H&V)
Uplink/Downlink Frequency: 5.850-6.425 / 3.625-4.200 GHz

East Hemi | 37-41dBW
24 C-Band Transponders in Total
Polarization: Linear (H&V) Uplink/Downlink Frequency:
5.850-6.425 / 3.625-4.200 GHz

West Hemi | 39-43dBW
24 C-Band Transponders in Total
Polarization: Linear (H&V) Uplink/Downlink Frequency:
5.850-6.425 / 3.625-4.200 GHz

PARAMETER C-BAND KU-BAND
Number of Transponders 24 24
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 72 72
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 5.850-6.425/3.625-4.200 13.750-14.750 / 10.700-11.200,
11.450-11.700, 12.500-12.750
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear (H&V) Linear (H&V)
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB) >27 >27
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 38 (Global)
43 (West Hemi)
41 (East Hemi)
50 (Europe)
51 (Americas)
50 (MENA)
49 (SAF)
TWTA Size (Watts) 70 150
TWTA Redundancy 26 for 21 (can be operated up to 24) 24 for 19 (can be operated up to 24)
Receiver Redundancy 9 for 6 8 for 5
Uplink SFD (dBW/m²) -80 to -100 (at -5 dB/K) -76 to -98 (at -2.5 dB/K) (Europe and MENA)
-76 to -98 (at -1.0 dB/K) (Americas)
-76 to -98 (at -5.0 dB/K) (SAF)
G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K) -3.0 (Global)
4.0 (West Hemi)
4.1 (East Hemi)
9.5 (Europe)
7.1 (Americas)
8.0 (MENA)
7.2 (SAF)
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