Horizons-2

Unique coverages over Asia may be what you are looking for.

Horizons-2 blankets Russia and Southeast Asia from an orbit at 85 East longitude and it is offering customers access to sixteen 36MHz Ku-band transponders and four 72MHz Ku-band transponders with wide footprint coverage of these regional markets.

Footprint Map

Ku-band EIRP
Ku-band EIRP (Steerable beam)

General Information

Orbital Location 85ยบ East
Spacecraft Orbital Sciences STAR-2
Beams Russia Beam
Steerable Beam
Transponders Ku-Band - 16 x 36 MHz, 4 x 72 MHz
Uplink Frequency 14.0 to 14.5 GHz
Downlink Frequency 11.7 to 12.2 GHz
Polarization Linear - Horizontal or Vertical
Launch Date Dec. 22, 2007

A Brief History

On December 21, 2007, Horizons-2 was launched from the Guiana Space Centre and propelled by an Ariane 5 rocket. Originally stationed over North America and was migrated to the Russia region in 2012 to meet the increasing demands of that region. It is owned and operated by Horizons Satellite Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between JSAT International Inc. and Intelsat.

Horizons-2 offers advantages for various applications such as:

  • Digital video distribution
  • Broadband internet
  • Data transmission
  • Wireless backhaul
  • Mobile connectivity
  • Any other expanded Ku-band services in Russia and Southeast Asia region