Intellian launches new SES O3b mPOWER antenna

Antenna manufacturer Intellian has announced its new X150D terminal for use with the SES O3b mPOWER network, following the completion of over-the-air testing with SES at its R&D Centre in South Korea.

Intellian and SES Engineers performed testing of the multi-orbit and multi-band antenna across the O3b system, demonstrating throughput of up to 600 Mbps.

Aimed at cruise and energy operators, the X150D is a 1.5m electronically switchable Ku/Ka-band terminal with a single feed. The new unit joins the existing XEO Series of antennas, with the X130D and X130D PM launched in 2022 providing multi-orbit LEO, MEO, GEO and HEO tracking capabilities.

O3b mPOWER is SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) Ka-band satellite system, with commercial availability expected from Q2 2024.

“Intellian is an industry leader in innovation and quality,” said Saba Wehbe, Senior Vice President of Service Engineering and Delivery at SES.

“We’ve experienced this every step of the way during the development of our O3b mPOWER terminal portfolio, receiving exceptional customer feedback from government, enterprise and maritime customers throughout the world.”

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