Es’Hail-2 satellite frequencies

Amsat-DL has announced the P4-A Frequencies for Narrow (NB) and Wideband (WB) transponder on Es’Hail-2 geostationary satellite. It will be launched in December 2016. Latest launch information is Q1/2017.

X-Band Downlink:

  • 89 cm dishes in rainy areas at EOC like Brazil or Thailand
  • 60 cm around coverage peak
  • 75 cm dishes at peak -2dB
  • NB: linear vertical polarisation
  • WB: linear horizontal polarisation

S-Band NB-Uplink:

  • narrow band modes like SSB, CW
  • 5W nominal Uplink power (22.5 dBi antenna gain, 75cm dish)
  • RHCP polarisation

S-Band WB-Uplink (DATV):

  • wide band modes, DVB-S2
  • peak EIRP of 53 dBW (2.4m dish and 100W) required
  • RHCP polarisation

EsHail-2 Operating Frequencies

Credits: Amsat-DL