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HORNET65AA: Auto Acquire Flyaway Terminal: Ka-Band GX Solution



HORNET65AA Flyaway Terminal 65cm
Ka-Band Auto-Acquire Global Xpress Terminal

The HORNET65AA is a compact-sized mobile Global Xpress Certified solution that combines the Outdoor Paradigm Interface Module (PIM™) with full Auto-Acquire motorisation. Combining both optimal performance and functionality, the HORNET65AA 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 HORNET65AA terminal is 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 4-piece segmented, carbon fibre reflector that deploys quickly and accurately without the need for tools. The integrated motorised Az/El mount enables fully automatic satellite acquisition, giving signal lock in under 5 minutes from power-on.

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 fully automatic, utilising the Outdoor PIM’s integrated pointing tool. The Outdoor PIM is pre-tuned to the Inmarsat Global Signalling Channel which prevents accidental pointing to adjacent satellites.

The tripod is manufactured from aluminium with adjustable legs which provide a low profile and a wide operational footprint.

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

In the box

  • 65cm Ka-band antenna
  • Rugged outdoor modem module with integrated CX751 iDirect modem
  • IFL and M&C cables
  • Reusable flight case


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Product: HORNET65AA: Auto Acquire Flyaway Terminal: Ka-Band GX Solution


Antenna Weight: 29.9kg
Operating Temperature: -25°C to +55°C
Operating Humidity: 5 - 95%
Reflector Size: 65cm
Input Voltage: 18 - 36V DC
VSAT - Antenna
System G/T: Comm @ 30° EL, Midband (dB/°K): 19
Elevation Range: -20° to +115°
Tx Conversion Gain: 54 - 62 dB
Rx Conversion Gain: 55 - 65 dB
Rain / IP Class: IP65
VSAT - Modem
Dimensions, Rack Mount: 1U 19" Rack Mount
Weight, Rack Mount: 4.5kg
Interface 1: 3 x RJ45 (100Base-T Ethernet)
Interface 2: 1 x RJ45 (RS-232 Serial)
Interface 3: 1 x RJ45 (100Base-T Ethernet)
GPS Antenna: Internal GPS w/tethered antenna
Data: yes

Related Case Study

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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