Cobham Satcom completes multi-orbit antenna testing on O3b

Cobham Satcom reports that it has completed testing of its 2.4m multi-orbit, multi-band satellite antenna platform, the Sea Tel 2400, on SES’s O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) network.

The company says that the Sea Tel 2400 will now be able to provide multi-antenna connectivity across SES’s multi-orbit network of Geostationary (GEO) and MEO satellites, including forward compatibility with SES’s new MEO constellation O3b mPOWER,  SES’s second-generation MEO constellation.

“We are excited by the opportunity to adapt our market-leading satcom solutions to O3b mPOWER in advance of its upcoming launch, and continue to work closely with SES on optimising other terminals for their satellite system,” said Kirby Nell, Vice President at Cobham Satcom.

“The 2400 range offers unprecedented performance and flexibility for both maritime and land-based applications, and is a highly-capable and reliable platform to support SES’s integrated GEO and MEO offerings.”

The Sea Tel 2400 is the first in a wider planned range of O3b mPOWER-capable Cobham Satcom VSAT systems and user terminals.

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