Satellite Fleet

Key Highlights

  • The two FSS beams cover Afghanistan and the Middle East region, making it ideal for GSM cellular backhaul,
    satellite broadband, VSAT services and government applications
  • High-powered BSS Ku-band coverage over Pakistan, Afghanistan and North West India is suitable for DTH & CATV video distribution
  • Ka-band with beam over Afghanistan and Pakistan provides services suitable for government applications
  • ABS-7 is a Lockheed Martin A2100 satellite
Parameter FSS Ku-Band BSS Ku-Band Ka-Band
Number of Transponders 12 (Afghanistan) &
12 (Middle East)
6 (Pakistan) 3
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 36 27 200
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 14.000 - 14.500 /
12.250 - 12.750
14.500 - 14.800 /
11.700 - 12.000
30.085 - 30.885 /
20.355 - 21.155
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear Circular Circular
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB) 33 27.3 28
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 60 (Afghanistan) &
52 (Middle East)
62 60
TWTA Size (Watts) 45 120 82
TWTA Redundancy 32 for 24 9 for 6 5 for 3
Reciever Redundancy 5 for 3 2 for 1 2 for 1
Uplink SFD (dBW/m2) -93.5 (Afghanistan) &
-87 (Middle East)
-85.5 -89.5
G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K) 17.5 (Afghanistan) &
12 (Middle East)
18 14.5