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HORNET99: Flyaway Terminal: Ka-Band GX Solution



HORNET99 Flyaway Terminal 99cm
Ka-Band Inmarsat Global Xpress Terminal

The HORNET99 is a compact-sized mobile Global Xpress Certified solution supplied with the Outdoor Paradigm Interface Module (PIM™). Combining both optimal performance and functionality, the HORNET99 is enabled to provide access to the most advanced IP satellite services. The terminal is designed to provide the best possible performance on the Global Xpress network.

The HORNET99 terminal is lightweight, rugged and quick to deploy and stow. The design is simple and robust for fast operation in demanding environments. The dual-offset antenna provides maximum efficiency and optimum radiation characteristics for improved data throughput and availability. It employs a 5-piece segmented, carbon fibre reflector that deploys quickly and accurately without the need for tools.

The integrated Ka-Band transceiver houses a BUC, PLL LNB and all associated waveguide components in a sealed compact unit which requires no cooling fans. Pointing the antenna is a very simple operation using the Outdoor PIM’s integrated pointing aid or the web interface pointing page, both of which provide visual and audio feedback. The Outdoor PIM is pre-tuned to the Inmarsat Global Signalling Channel which prevents accidental pointing to adjacent satellites and includes a One Touch Calibration function.

The tripod is manufactured from aluminium with adjustable legs which provide a low profile and a wide operational footprint. The interface to the antenna is by way of a quick-release catch.

The terminal, Outdoor PIM, tripod and all cabling are supplied in a custom-built pelicase.

In the box

  • Rugged outdoor modem module with integrated CX751 iDirect modem
  • IFL and M&C cables
  • Reusable flight case
  • 99cm Ka-band antenna


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Product: HORNET99: Flyaway Terminal: Ka-Band GX Solution


Weight: <29kg
Operating Temperature: -25°C to 55°C
Operating Humidity: 5 - 95%
IP Rating: IP65
Reflector Size: 99cm
VSAT - Antenna
System G/T: 21.0 dB/K @ 20.2 GHz 30ºEl
Rx Conversion Gain: 55 - 65 dB
Tx Conversion Gain: 54 - 62 dB
VSAT - Modem
Interface 1: 3 x RJ45 (100Base-T Ethernet)
Interface 2: 1 x RJ45 (RS-232 Serial)
Interface 3: 1 x RJ45 (100Base-T Ethernet)
Data: yes

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AST Technology Day | Inmarsat Global Xpress

On the 20th May 2015, Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) held its first Technology Day, inviting key resellers and customers to see some of the latest industry products and solutions in action. Mark Blount-Stonham, Engineer from Inmarsat Global Government, attended the event with a GCS Cheetah II terminal, and supported AST with a live Global Xpress (GX) demonstration.

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