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Satellite view of the earth from geostationary orbit position at 97 deg west longitude

Intelsat Americas 5 C band satellite coverage map

INTELSAT AMERICAS 5   ( TELSTAR 5 ) at 97 deg west longitude

C band beam contour coverage in dBW, with 3 dB steps. Note that the white outline beam contours are the direct view from the satellite.  When the satellite antenna is tested on the ground, prior to launch, this is what the beams would look like. The angular diameter of the earth is about 17 deg.

Approx receive earth station dish sizes required:  39 dBW  =  2m.   36 dBW = 2.8m.   33 dBW =4m.


Intelsat Americas 5 Ku band satellite coverage map

INTELSAT AMERICAS 5   ( TELSTAR 5 ) at 97 deg west longitude

Ku band coverage. If the spot beam over Hawaii is 0.5 deg diameter (at the -3dB points), what size satellite antennas are required for 14 GHz (uplink) and 11 GHz downlink ?  Use the antenna beam-width calculator from the list of links at the top of this page to find the answer.

Approx receive earth station dish sizes required for various satellite EIRP per TV carrier 50 dBW  =  85cm  47 dBW = 1.2m   44 dBW =1.8m


Satellite map from 35786km above the equator at 97 west longitude

This is the blank view.  You have the chance to draw on this circular, elliptical or shaped beam as you wish to suit you desired coverage area, for example a South America country.

► Page created 26 Sept 2005, amended 10 August 2015 Eric Johnston 

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