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SATELLITE OVERVIEW

Covering the Pacific Ocean region and East Asia, ABS-6 features a payload of 28 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders and is located at 159°E.

It’s extensive coverage brings connectivity to remote Pacific islands of under served rural regions and to outlying islands with accessible and reliable services.

ABS-6 is a Lockheed Martin A2100 AX satellite.

Services:

  • VSAT services
  • TV distribution
  • Broadband internet
  • IP trunking
  • Cellular backhaul
  • Mobility – Maritime

KU BAND BEAMS

Northern | 40-49dBW

Southern | 40-51dBW

C BAND BEAMS

A Beam (Odd Transponders) | 29-37dBW

A Beam (Even Transponders) | 29-38dBW

B Beam (Odd Transponders) | 30-38dBW

B Beam (Even Transponders) | 28-39dBW

PARAMETER C-BAND KU-BAND
Number of Transponders 28 16
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 36 27
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 5.725-6.725/3.400-4.200 13.750-14.500/10.900-12.750
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear Cross-pol (H/V) Linear Co-pol
Northern (V/V)
Southern (H/H)
Cross-Polarization Separation (dBW) 30 30
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 38 (A Beam)
39 (B Beam)
49 (Northern Beam)
51 (Southern Beam)
TWTA Size (Watts) 45 90 & 135 (Southern Beam)
TWTA Redundancy 2 groups of 16 for 14 2 groups of 11 for 8
Receiver Redundancy 4 for 2 4 for 2
Uplink SFD (dBW/m2) -97 to -75 (at -3 dB/K) -92 to -70 (at -3 dB/K)
Gain Control Range 22dB in 2dB steps 22dB in 2dB steps
G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K) 1 (A Beam)
0 (B Beam)
5 (Northern Beam)
6 (Southern Beam)