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SAILOR 600 VSAT KA: Maritime Broadband on THOR 7



The SAILOR 600 VSAT Ka is the smallest, lightest and most advanced 3-axis stabilised Ka-band antenna system for the THOR 7 satellite network from Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc). Its unique composite/aluminium design keeps weight down and the well-proven SAILOR VSAT technology streamlines the deployment process and maximises operational uptime.

Though SAILOR 600 VSAT Ka is a super light antenna, it has the ruggedness and reliability required of a professional maritime stabilised antenna system. Additionally, the low weight and compact form factor make it possible for smaller vessels to benefit from VSAT connectivity, when before it may not have been an option because of the need for larger, heavier antennas.

Product Description:

Maritime Ka-Band Antenna System to operate with the iDirect X7 Satellite Router on Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s new THOR 7 satellites for high throughput maritime broadband.

  • 407006A-00500 Above Deck Unit (ADU), incl. 65cm reflector, 5W BUC, LNB, Mounting Accessories.
  • 407016B-00500 Antenna Control Unit (ACU) for 19" rack/cabinet mounting (1U).
  • User & Installation Manual.
  • DC plug & Multi-plug.
  • 2x 1m 75 Ohm coax cable TX/RX ACU-VMU.
  • Ethernet cable.

NB: iDirect X7 Satellite Router not included.
SAILOR 600 VSAT is part of AST's VSAT solution.


In the box

  • User & installation manual
  • Ethernet cable
  • 407006B-00500 Above Deck Unit (ADU), incl. 65cm reflector, 5W BUC, LNB, Mounting Accessories
  • 407016B-00530 Antenna Control Unit (ACU) for 19" rack/cabinet mounting (1U)
  • Power plug & Multi-plug
  • 2x 1m 75 Ohm coax cable TX/RX ACU-VMU


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Product: SAILOR 600 VSAT KA: Maritime Broadband on THOR 7


Dimensions: 91cm x Ø.82cm
Weight: 37kg
Below Deck Unit Dimensions: 4.4cm x 48cm x 33cm
Below Deck Unit Weight: 4.5kg
Operating Temperature: -25°C to +55°C
Operating Humidity: 95% non-condensing
BDU to ADU Antenna Cable: Single 50 Ω coax for Rx, Tx, ACU-ADU modem 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 GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou)
Antenna Type, Reflector System: Reflector/sub-reflector, ring focus
Transmit Gain: 43.4 dBi typ. @ 29.5 GHz (excl. radome)
Receive Gain: 40.4 dBi typ. @ 19.7 GHz (excl. radome)
System G/T: 17.2 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: -28°C to +120°C
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 - 32 VDC, 240 W peak, 135 W typ.
Data: yes
SMS: no
Email: yes
Broadband: yes
GPS: no
Tracking: no
Call features
Voice: no