Satellite

 

Satellite Type:

Orbital Sciences STAR-2

Launch Mass:

2,500 kg

Mass in Orbit:

1,188 kg

Stablisation:

3-Axis

Dimensions:

4 metres high x 21.4 metres with solar arrays deployed

   

Transponders

 

Operating Band:

Ku FSS
Ku BSS

Uplink Frequencies:

Ku FSS: 14.0 - 14.5 GHz
Ku BSS: 17.3 - 17.8 GHz

Downlink Frequencies:

Ku FSS: 12.25 - 12.75 GHz
Ku BSS: 11.7 -12.2 GHz

Number of Transponders:

Ku-Band: 24 @ 125 W, 8 @ 44 W FSS (New Zealand only)

Bandwidth:

BSS Australia: 36 MHz
FSS New Zealand: 54 MHz

Polarisation:

Linear

   

Performance

 

EIRP:

Australia: 44 to 52.0 dBW
New Zealand: 49 to 56 dBW
Australia/New Zealand combined: 42 to 52 dBW

G/T:

Australia: -5 to +8 dB/K
New Zealand: +1 to +10 dB/K
Australia/New Zealand combined: -5 to +8 dB/K

SFD:

-72 to -91 dBW/m2

Solar Array Power:

6,440 Watts

Telemetry:

Ku-Band

Command:

Ku-Band

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