Satellite Fleet

Key Highlights

  • ABS-3 brings in high powered capacity to the Sub-Saharan African region to serve Africa's growing communications requirements
  • ABS-3 is a Space Systems/Loral FS1300 satellite
Parameter C-Band Ku-Band Ka-Band
Number of Transponders 24 (standard)
6 (extended)
24 2
Transponder Bandwidth (MHz) 36 36 500
Uplink / Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 5.725 – 6.725 /
3.400 – 4.200
13.750 – 14.500 /
10.900 – 12.750
17.700-20.200 /
27.500-30.000
Uplink / Downlink Signal Polarization Linear H & V Linear H & V Circular R & L
Cross-Polarization Separation (dB) 30 30 30
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 40 (South Africa)
36 (South America)
53 49
TWTA Size (Watts) 27 110 115
Receiver Redundancy 4 for 2 4 for 2 3 for 2
Uplink SFD (dBW/m2) -97 to -80 -95 to -77 -95 to -75
G/T (Peak Value)(dB/K) 0 (South Africa)
-5 (South America)
8 4.2