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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.

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.

Services:

  • Broadcast services
  • Broadband
  • Data and telecommunications
  • Cellular backhaul
  • VSAT solutions
  • Mobility & Maritime
  • Government and Military applications

KU BAND BEAMS

Europe | 42-50dBW

SAF | 44-49dBW

MENA | 45-50dBW

Americas | 44-51dBW

C BAND BEAMS

Global | 34.5-38dBW

East Hemi | 37-41dBW

West Hemi | 39-43dBW

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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