abs2a-satellite-large

SATELLITE OVERVIEW

The ABS-2A satellite was successfully launched on June 12, 2016 on a SpaceX Falcon 9.   It entered service in early 2017.   The satellite is co-located with ABS-2 at the prime location of 75°E. Designed with 48 transponders and 5 dedicated high powered Ku-band beams, ABS-2A serves South East Asia, Russia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region. It provides services for DTH, VSAT operators, maritime and mobility solutions. ABS-2A is a Boeing all-electric propulsion 702SP satellite.

KU BAND BEAMS

Russia

Russia FSS | 44-53dBW

South East Asia 1 | 44-55dBW

South East Asia 2 | 42-56dBW

Africa | 45-52dBW

MENA | 45-54dBW

PARAMETER KU-BAND
Number of Transponders 48
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 54, 72, 108
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 13.705 – 14.800 & 17.300 – 18.100 /
10.950 – 11.200 & 11.450 – 12.750
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear (H & V)
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB) > 27
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 53 (Russia FSS) and 53 (Russia BSS)
55 (South East Asia 1)
56 (South East Asia 2)
52 (Africa)
54 (MENA)
TWTA Redundancy 48 for 40 (with 8 active spares)
TWTA Size (Watts)  150
Receiver Redundancy 2 for 1
Downconverter Redundancy 2 for 1
Uplink SFD (dBW/m2) -96 to -74 (0 dB/K G/T)
G/T (Peak Value)(dB/K) 9 (Russia BSS) and 8 (Russia FSS)
12 (South East Asia 1)
11 (South East Asia 2)
7 (Africa)
8 (MENA)
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