Skynet 5 X-band
Built to military standards, Skynet 5's are the world's most powerful commercial X-band satellites and provide assured communications during critical operations
Skynet 5’s system and X-band satellite services are built to military standards and provide assured connectivity in any remote location worldwide with data rates significantly higher than on commercial bands.
Key Features of Skynet 5 for Military Satellite Communications Services
The Skynet 5 spacecraft was built with features perfectly suited to guarantee communications in the demanding military environment. The benefits of these features for our customers include:
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High Power Narrow Transponders
The OBARA “On Board Active Receive Antenna”
The OBARA enables multiple uplink beams to be formed across the global coverage region of each satellite. The associated beam forming networks can create over 50 independent gain areas, creating many multiple uplink beam patterns in the area of interest.
Steerable Spot Beams – placing downlink power where you need it:
Global X-band downlink and one global X-band uplink per satellite:
Military Grade System
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Commercial Service Provision