A 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.

Select Satellite

Select Location

Or enter Coordinates of a ground station

Input Antenna Size in meters

Select Frequency Band

C-band Ku-band

Select Season

Around Mar-Apr Around Sep-Oct

Select Year

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: abs-tac@absatellite.com.