sun outage occurs when a satellite, earth station and the sun are aligned resulting in an increase in the receiving ground station’s system noise temperature and affects the satellite receive signal. Sun outages occur twice a year during Spring and Autumn, each occasion for a few consecutive days and each day for a short amount of time.
Use this tool to determine the date and time when the sun will be aligned with the earth station.
Disclaimer: The outage schedule provided by the Sun-outage calculator is based on the standard 3dB calculation method for a ground station and assumptions of hardware specifications. The actual outage experienced by a station may vary depending on the ABS provided link budget and actual ground station performance as measured by ABS-TAC. For a more precise outage schedule, please contact the ABS-TAC Help desk at: firstname.lastname@example.org.