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Satellite

 

Satellite Type:

Orbital Sciences STAR-2

Launch Mass:

2,300 kg

Mass in Orbit:

1,006 kg

Stablisation:

3-Axis

Dimensions:

3.9 metres high x 17 metres wide with solar arrays deployed.

   

Transponders

 

Operating Band:

Ku FSS

Uplink Frequencies:

14.0 - 14.5 GHz

Downlink Frequencies:

12.25 - 12.75 GHz

Number of Transponders:

Ku-Band: 16 @ 150 W, 8 @ 44 W (New Zealand only)

Bandwidth:

54 MHz Ku-Band

Polarisation:

Linear

   

Performance

 

EIRP:

Australia: 44 - 52 dBW
New Zealand: 51 - 57 dBW
Australia/New Zealand combined: 43 - 55 dBW

G/T:

Australia: 0 to 5 dB/K
New Zealand: 1 to 10 dB/K
Australia/New Zealand combined: -2 to 5 dB/K

SFD:

-78 to -98 dBW/m2

Solar Array Power:

4,800 Watts

Telemetry:

Ku-Band

Command:

Ku-Band

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