Maritime Broadband on THOR 7: SAILOR 900 VSAT Ka / COBHAM SATCOM

The SAILOR 900 VSAT Ka is an advanced and reliable 3-axis stabilised Ka-band antenna system for the THOR 7 satellite network from Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc).

SAILOR 900 VSAT Ka is built to withstand the toughest sea conditions and still deliver high bandwidth connectivity. It is the fastest tracking antenna available, with superior dynamic performance in all axes; roll, pitch and yaw.  The high performance means that even smaller vessels more affected by rough seas can make the most of THOR 7 services.

Integrating SAILOR 900 VSAT Ka with the iDirect X7 Satellite Router is the smartest, most cost-effective way to access ground-breaking new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services on THOR 7. Higher speeds, more reliability and class-leading installation savings, means this combination of state-of-the-art hardware and next generation services offers the ultimate support for business applications, vessel operations and crew welfare.

The package includes:

  • Ethernet cable
  • Above Deck Unit (ADU), incl. 103cm reflector,5W BUC, LNB, Mounting Accessories
  • Antenna Control Unit (ACU) for 19″ rack/cabinet mounting
  • User & Installation Manual
  • DC plug & Multi-plug
  • 2x 1m 75 Ohm coax cable TX/RX ACU-VMU


Dimensions: 150cm x Ø130cm
Weight: 126kg
Below Deck Unit Dimensions: 4.4cm x 48cm x 33cm
Below Deck Unit Weight: 4.5kg
Operating Temperature: -25°C to 55°C
IP Rating: IP30
Reflector Size: 103cm
BDU to ADU Antenna Cable: Single 50 Ω coax for Rx, Tx, and Power
ADU Antenna Connector: Female N-Connector (50 Ω)
BDU Antenna Connector: Female N-Connector (50 Ω)
Input Voltage: 20 to 32V DC
VSAT – Antenna
Antenna Type, Pedestal: 3-axis stabilised tracking antenna with integrated GPS
Antenna Type, Reflector System: Reflector/sub-reflector, ring focus
Transmit Gain: 47.5 dBi typ. @ 29.5 GHz (incl. radome)
Receive Gain: 43.7 dBi typ. @ 19.7 GHz (incl. radome)
System G/T: 20.1 dB/K typ. @ 19.7 GHz at ≥10° elevation and clear sky (incl. radome)
BUC Power: 5W
LNB – Ka: Ka Single band LNB
Polarisation – Ka: Circular Cross-Pol (TX: RHCP, RX: LHCP)
Elevation Range: -25° to +125°
Azimuth Range: Unlimited (rotary joint)
Rain / IP Class: EN60945 Exposed / IPX6
VSAT – Modem
ACU – Dimensions, Rack Mount: 4.4cm x 48cm x 33cm
ACU – Weight, Rack Mount: 4.5kg
ACU Interface 1: 1 x N-Connector for antenna RF cable (50Ω)
ACU Interface 2: 2 x F-Connectors (75Ω) for Rx/Tx to modem
ACU Interface 3: 1 x Ethernet (modem control)
ACU Interface 4: 1 x RS-422 (modem control)
ACU Interface 5: 1 x RS-232 (modem control)
ACU Interface 6: 1 x NMEA 0183 (RS-422 or RS-232) for Gyro/GPS Compass input (future NMEA2000)
ACU Interface 7: 2 x Ethernet (User)
ACU Interface 8: 1 x Ethernet (ThraneLink, service, set-up etc.)
ACU Interface 9: 1 x DC power input
ACU Interface 10: 1 x grounding bolt
ACU – Input Power: 20 – 32VDC, 370 W peak, 175 W typ

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