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SATELLITE OVERVIEW

ABS-3 has introduced high-powered capacity to Sub-Saharan Africa and is helping to fulfil the insatiable demand for communications in the region.

A Space Systems/Loral FS1300 satellite, ABS-3 features a Ku-band and C-band payload as well as a Ka-band beam that is restricted for government use.

KU BAND BEAM

Ku Band | 42-54 dbW24
Ku-Band Transponders@36MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)
Uplink/Downlink Frequency:
13.750 – 14.500 / 10.900 – 12.750 GHz

C BAND BEAM

C Band | 33-40 dbW
24 Std. & 6 Ext. C-Band Transponders@36MHz
Polarization: Linear (H&V)
Uplink/Downlink Frequency:
5.725 – 6.725 / 3.400 – 4.200 GHz

KA BAND BEAM

This payload is restricted for government use

Steerable | 39-49 dBW
2 Ka-Band Transponders@500Mhz
Polarization: LHCP
Uplink/Downlink Frequency:
17.700-20.200 / 27.500-30.000 GHz

Steerable | 39-49 dBW
2 Ka-Band Transponders@500Mhz
Polarization: RHCP
Uplink/Downlink Frequency:
17.700-20.200 / 27.500-30.000 GHz

PARAMETERSC-BANDKU-BANDKA-BAND
Number of Transponders24 (standard)
6 (extended)
242
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz)3636500
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz)5.725 – 6.725 /
3.400 – 4.200
13.750 – 14.500 /
10.900 – 12.750
17.700-20.200 /
27.500-30.000
Uplink / Downlink Signal PolarizationLinear H & VLinear H & VCircular R & L
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB)303030
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW)40 (South Africa)
36 (South America)
5349
TWTA Size (Watts)27110115
Receiver Redundancy4 for 24 for 23 for 2
Uplink SFD (dBW/m2)-97 to -80-95 to -77-95 to -75
G/T (Peak Value)(dB/K)0 (South Africa)
-5 (South America)
84.2