Satellite

 

Satellite Type:

Orbital Sciences STAR-2

2,460 kg

Launch Mass:

Mass in Orbit:

1,160 kg

Stablisation:

3-Axis

Dimensions:

4 metres high x 21.4 metres with solar arrays deployed

   

Transponders

 

Operating Band:

Ku FSS

Uplink Frequencies:

Ku FSS: 14.0 - 14.5 GHz

Downlink Frequencies:

Ku FSS: 12.25 - 12.75 GHz

Number of Transponders:

Ku-Band: 16 @ 125 W, 8 @ 44 W FSS (New Zealand only)

Bandwidth:

54 MHz Ku Band

Polarisation:

Linear

   

Performance

 

EIRP:

Australia: 44 to 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:

6,440 Watts

Telemetry:

Ku-Band

Command:

Ku-Band

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