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
C BAND BEAMS
KA BAND BEAMS
|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|
|G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K)||6.9||8.9||4.6|