Sailor 900 Ku

The SAILOR 900 VSAT is an advanced maritime stabilized Ku-band antenna system built with the same high quality and high performance that has made
SAILOR the leading name in professional maritime communication equipment over decades. With hundreds of units shipped worldwide in a very short time truly set a new standard.

A Top Performer SAILOR 900 VSAT is an easy and quick to deploy three axis stabilized VSAT antenna with the highest RF performance in the 1m antenna class. Verified by extensive Eutelsat tests, you can trust that SAILOR 900 VSAT works with any leading VSAT platforms in the market.

Reduce Cost

Every SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna system comes factory-tested, equipped ready-togo with standardized top quality RF components (8W BUC, LNBs, OMT/diplexer) – and only one cable between antenna and below-deck. The antenna is shipped fully balanced, configured and does not need work prior to installation. This time and cost saving, plus the top RF performance make SAILOR 900 VSAT the most cost effective Ku-band antenna on the market
to deploy.

Increase up Time

The decision to install VSAT on a ship stems from the desire to have alwayson
broadband connectivity at a simple flat rate fee. These networks are readily
available from many providers (list upon request). Regardless of how and where you operate the SAILOR 900 VSAT, you can be confident of maximum availability because the system has several simple features to make sure your broadband connection is up, and stays up.

Two Antennas – One Modem

SAILOR 900 VSAT can operate two antenna systems on a single modem without the need for an extra box to manage that feature. This requirement arises when the vessel needs a satellite connection even when there are obstructions in the way.  The two SAILOR antenna controllers manage the connection between satellite and modem.

More Flexibility

New high throughput satellite (HTS) services in Ku band such as Intelsat EpicNG (and others) are making an impact, being offered by numerous maritime VSAT service providers. The SAILOR antenna systems with their unique software-controlled architecture are the ideal choice to utilize these modern spot beam services to best extent. Alternatively, the SAILOR 900 VSAT Ku could be converted from Ku to Ka band to operate on Ka band HTS
satellites, such as Inmarsat GX and Telenor Thor7


Frequency band Ku / Ka-Band (VSAT)
Reflector size 103 cm / 40.6”
Certification Compliant with CE (Maritime), ETSI
System power supply range 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Total system power consumption 175 W typical, 370 W peak


Rx 10.70 to 12.75 GHz
Tx 13.75 to 14.50 GHz (extended)
ACU to ADU cable Single 50 Ω coax for Rx, Tx, ACU-ADU modem
and power


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 GPS
Antenna type, reflector system Reflector/sub-reflector, ring focus
Transmit Gain 41.6 dBi typ. @ 14.25 GHz (excl. radome)
Receive Gain 40.6 dBi typ. @ 11.70 GHz (excl. radome)
System G/T 19.9 dB/K typ. @ 12.75 GHz, at ≥30° elevation
and clear sky (incl. radome)
BUC output power 8 W
EIRP ≥50.1 dBW (incl. radome)
LNB 2 units multi-band LNB’s (band selection by ACU)
Tracking Receiver Internal “all band/modulation type” and VSAT
modem RSSI
Polarisation Linear Cross or Co-Pol (selected by ACU)
Elevation Range -25° to +125°
Azimuth Range Unlimited (Rotary Joint)
Ship motion, angular Roll +/-30°, Pitch +/-15°, Yaw +/-10°
Ship, turning rate and acceleration 15°/S2
and 15°/S2
ADU motion, linear Linear accelerations +/-2.5 g max any direction
Satellite acquisition Automatic – w. Gyro/GPS Compass input
Vibration, operational Sine: IEC 945 (8.7.2), DNV A, MIL-STD-167-1
( Random: Maritime
Vibration, survival Sine: IEC 945 (8.7.2) dwell, MIL-STD-167-1
( dwell. Random: Maritime survival.
IEC EN 60721-4-6
Shock MIL-STD-810F 516.5 (Proc. II), IEC EN 60721-4-6
Temperature (ambient) Operational: -25°C to 55°C
Storage: -40°C to 85°C
Humidity 100%, condensing
Rain / IP class IEC 945 Exposed / IPX6
Wind 80 kt. operational 110 kt. survival
Ice, survival 25 mm / 1”
Solar radiation 1120 W/m2 to MIL-STD-810F 505.4
Compass safe distance 1.7 m / 67” to IEC 945
Maintenance, scheduled None
Maintenance, unscheduled All electronic, electromechanical modules and
belts are replaceable through service hatch
Built In Test Power On Self Test, Person Activated Self Test
and Continuous Monitoring w. error log