Intelsat - The New SAILOR 600 VSAT KU

Super-Light, scientifically designed, and software controlled, the SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is the ultimate compact antenna solution. By having superior RF and dynamics a SAILOR VSAT antenna does not loose signal in even the toughest sea conditions, even on smaller vessels.
This is thoroughly tested at Cobham's best-in-class testing facilities and on real vessels in the North Sea.

Deployable wherever there is Ku band coverage

With the advent of new powerful High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services, such as Intelsat EpicNG, smaller antennas can now deliver high throughput service within available Ku-band satellite footprints - now also globally (within all available Ku-band footprints). With an unprecedented G/T of 15.9 dB/K, the new SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is the most powerful 60cm class antenna ever built. Together with HTS, it can provide a stable, high throughput link to enable maritime broadband for any vessel in any Ku-band coverage.

Compact & lightweight

SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is designed for quick and cost-effective deployment. It is ideal for smaller vessels and because it weighs just 35 kg, it is possible to carry on board, making it especially relevant for installations where no cranes or forklifts are available. Dynamic Motor Brakes mean the radome can stay on during transport and no-power situations once installed, and because it is a super-light solution, it is more cost-effective to ship, while a single part number ensures easy ordering.

Making VSAT easier

A wealth of unique features enable unmatched ease and speed of installation, including a single cable between the antenna and below deck unit. P1dB compression over frequency means that antennas can be installed without contacting the NOC for commissioning. SAILOR antennas also feature Automatic Azimuth Calibration using modem Rx Lock, so they can find the ship's centreline automatically, saving time during installation and reducing errors.

Scientifically designed

SAILOR antennas are tested using real ship motion data in the world's first Advanced Dynamic Simulator for antennas. Supported by alpha testing in the North Sea, this unique combination of a scientific approach and live testing to product development provides the confidence that SAILOR antennas will deliver the highest availability of service on any vessel type.

Dual Antenna Operation

The SAILOR VSAT Technology platform enables two SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku systems to be operated on a single subscription, on a single modem, making it easier and less costly to ensure high availability of service. Uniquely, the advanced antenna controllers manage the connection between satellite and satellite router automatically, without the need for a costly and complicated RF interface unit.


  • Robust carbon fibre/aluminium design
  • Direct Motor Drive
  • Dynamic Motor Brakes
  • Re-use of HW modules and software
  • Built-in G-force counter
  • Automatic Azimuth Calibration
  • Automatic Line-up Feature
  • Integrated to all major modem technologies
  • Approved by Eutelsat, accepted by Intelsat
  • Single cable = Less complicated
  • In-expensive COTS TV Splitters
  • Mediator/Arbitrator NOT required!
  • Easy to install and configured in minutes
  • Switches within milliseconds
  • Redundancy
  • Maximum uptime
  • Independent of modem technology

Small, but perfectly formed, SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is the most advanced 60 cm class Ku-band antenna available today. It offers unmatched reliability and link stability on a global basis1, opening the world of maritime broadband on VSAT to a wider range of vessels

Why choose SAILOR VSAT?

  • Quick, simple and easy installation
  • Super light weight of only 35.0 kg (77.2 lbs)
  • No crane or forklift required
  • Less workmanship
  • Single cable solution
  • Best-in-class RF performance
  • Automatic Line-up
  • Gyro free operation
  • Dual antenna operation
  • Supports Chinese and Russian market with BeiDou / GLONASS.

Included in system:

  • 407006C-00500 Above Deck Unit (ADU), incl. 65cm reflector, 6W BUC, 2x Multi-Band LNBs, OMT, Diplexer, Mounting Accessories.
  • 407016C-00501 Antenna Control Unit (ACU) for 19" rack mount (1U), AC powered.
  • User & Installation Manual.
  • AC Power cord.
  • NMEA Multi-plug.
  • 2x 1m 75 Ohm coax cable TX/RX ACU-VMU.
  • Ethernet cable.


Frequency band Ku-Band (e.g. Intelsat EPIC)
Reflector size 65 cm / 25.5 inch
Certification CE (ETSI EN 302 340, IEC 60950-1, IEC 60945,
IEC 60950-22), Eutelsat Characterized
Design requirements FCC, Intelsat, ETSI
System power supply range 100 - 240 VAC (ADU powered by ACU)
Total system power consumption 110 W typical, 215 W peak (VSAT Modem not included)


Rx 10.70 to 12.75 GHz
Tx 13.75 to 14.50 GHz
ACU to ADU cable Single 50 Ω coax for Rx,
Tx and ACU-ADU modem and power
ACU to ADU cable, requirements RF loss at 1700MHz< 20 dB, 4450 MHz< 35 dB. DC
Resistance: < 0.9 Ω


ADU Female N-Connector (50 Ω)
ACU Female N-Connector (50 Ω)


Antenna type, pedestal 3-axis (plus auto skew) stabilised tracking antenna with integrated GNSS
Antenna type, reflector system Reflector/sub-reflector, ring focus
Transmit Gain 37.7 dBi typ. @ 14.00 GHz (incl. radome)
Receive Gain 36.0 dBi typ. @ 11.70 GHz (incl. radome)
System G/T 15.9 dB/K typ. @ 11.70 GHz, at 30°
elevation and clear sky (including radome)
BUC output power 6 W, ext. frequency (LO:12.8 GHz)
EIRP 45.5 dBW typ. @ 14.00 GHz FCC 25.222
limit 16.1dB W/4kHz, EESS502
limit 31.6dBW/40kHz (29.6dB W/40kHz for extended band)
with 1° starting angle.
LNB 2 units multi-band LNB (band selection by ACU)
Polarisation Linear Cross & Co-pol
Tracking Receiver Internal “all band/modulation type”
(DVB-S2 and power) and VSAT modem RSSI
Satellite acquisition Automatic - w. Gyro/GPS Compass input.
Support for gyrofree operation
Pointing accuracy +/-0.2°
Elevation Range -28° to +120°
Cross Elevation +/-42°
Azimuth Range Unlimited (Rotary Joint)
Ship motion, angular Roll +/-25° (6 sec), Pitch +/-15° (5 sec),
Yaw +/-10° (in 8 sec)
Ship, turning rate and acceleration 15°/s and 15°/s2
ADU motion, linear Linear accelerations +/-2.5 g max any direction
Vibration, operational Sine: IEC 60945 (8.7.2), DNV No.2.4 Class A,
MILSTD-167-1 ( Random: Cobham Maritime
Vibration, survival Sine: Certified for EN60945 (8.7.2) dwell and
EN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by IEC EN 60721-4-6
Shock EN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by EN60721-4-6
Temperature (ambient) Operational: -25°C to 55°C Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Humidity 100%, condensing
Rain / IP class EN 60945 Exposed / IPX6
Wind 80 kt. operational 110 kt. survival
Ice, survival 25 mm / 1‘‘
Solar radiation 670 W/m2 to EN60945
Compass safe distance 1m / 40‘‘ to EN60945
Maintenance, scheduled None (first 10 years)
Maintenance, unscheduled All electronic, electromechanical modules and belts are replaceable
Built In Test Power On Self Test, Person Activated Self Test and Continuous Monitoring w. error log
Power OFF Automatic safe mode
Dimensions (over all) Diameter x Height: Ø 82 cm / 32 ‘‘ x H 91 cm / 36 ‘‘


Dimensions, Rack Mount 1U 19” ACU
HxWxD: 4.4 x 48 x 33 cm
HxWxD: 1.75” x 19” x 13”
Weight, Rack Mount 4.5 kgs. / 10 lbs.
Temperature (ambient) Operational: -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F
Storage: -40°C to +85°C / -40°F to +185°F
Humidity EN 60945 Protected, 95% (non-condensing)
IP class IP3x
Compass safe distance 0.3 m / 12” to EN 60945
Interfaces 1 x N-Connector for antenna RF Cable (50 Ω)
w. automatic cable loss compensation
2 x F-Connectors (75 Ω) for Rx / Tx to
VSAT Modem
1 x Ethernet Data (VSAT Modem Control)
1 x RS-422 Data (VSAT Modem Control)
1 x RS-232 Data (VSAT Modem Control)
1 x NMEA 0183 (RS-422 & RS-232) and prepared for
NMEA 2000 for Gyro/GPS Compass input
2 x Ethernet (User)
1 x Ethernet (ThraneLink, service, set-up etc.)
1 x AC Power Input
1 x Grounding bolt
Input power 100 - 240 VAC, 110 W typical, 215 W peak
Display OLED (red) display, 5 pushbuttons, 3 discrete
indicator LEDs and ON/OFF switch
No transmit zones Programmable, 8 zones with azimuth and elevation
Modem protocols (ABS) iDirect OpenAMIP and custom protocol
Comtech ROSS Open Antenna Management
ESS Satroaming
STM SatLink


Modem types supported iDirect iNFINITI 3000/5000 series iDirect Evolution X5/X7
Comtech CDM-570L/625/840
Comtech CDM-570L with ROSS (ROAM)
Generic VSAT Modem
Gilat SkyEdge II / II PRO / II-c
STM SatLink 2900
ViaSat Linkway S2
Inmarsat G5
Newtec MDM3100 / 6000