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Inclined Orbit Capacity

Inclined Orbit Capacity—A Cost-Saving Solution for a Range of Customers

At the end of a satellite’s lifetime, the spacecraft is allowed to drift into inclined orbit (IO) to prolong its operation.

Inclined orbit capacity:

  • Is ideal for applications that already require satellite-tracking capabilities, such as ships, airplanes or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Can be used with antenna sizes ranging from 12in (e.g., COTM-type) to 32m
  • Supports 19.2 kbps to 155 Mbps links
  • Offers identical service types as station-kept satellites as long as earth stations have satellite tracking capabilities
  • Provides a 20-30% lower-cost, technically sound alternative, particularly when station-kept capacity is scarce or at a premium


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