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.

Services:

  • Video services
  • Data and telecommunication networks
  • Corporate networks
  • Cellular backhaul
  • IP trunking
  • Mobility
  • Government and Military applications

KU BAND BEAMS

MENA | 42–51 dBW

S&C Africa| 41-51 dBW

Southern | 38-47 dBW

South Asia | 50-55 dBW

UTS Indonesia | 42-53 dBW

Korea/SEA | 45-52 dBW

C BAND BEAMS

Global | 31-39 dBW

West Hemi | 35-43 dBW

East Hemi | 34-45 dBW

KA BAND BEAMS

MENA | 40-49 dBW

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