iDIRECT

DVB-S2

 

Satellite Fleet

Key Highlights

  • Brings substantial new capacity to our prime location at 75°E, serving four continents
  • 6 dedicated high powered Ku-band beams for DTH services in the Eastern Hemisphere
  • Multiple options for Ku-band connectivity
  • Industry leading high powered C-band beams for Africa and SE Asia connectivity requirements
  • Ka-band beam targeting the MENA region offers cost effective solutions for commercial and military applications
  • ABS-2 is a Space Systems/Loral FS 1300 launched in February 2014
Parameter C-Band Ku-Band Ka-Band
Number of Transponders Up to 32 Up to 51 Up to 6 (Commercial & Military Bands)  
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 36, 72 & 104 54 & 108 435 (Commercial) &
225 (Military)
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) Standard & Extended FSS & BSS Commercial & Military
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear H & V Linear H & V Circular RHCP & LHCP
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB) Better than 27 Better than 27 Better than 27
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 45 53 49
TWTA Size (Watts) 62 143 115
TWTA Redundancy 34 52 6
G/T (Peak Value) (dB/K) +6 +7 +5