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.

Software controlled
The software controlled SAILOR VSAT Technology platform provides unique ease of handling, diagnostics and automatic event reporting, helping service providers to increase service reliability. Remote monitoring facilities include SNMP Traps and a built-in email client, providing real-time support for service providers to meet SLAs and end-users to enjoy uninterrupted connectivity. The latest software includes Shock & Vibration Monitoring, which collects valuable sensor data from extreme weather situations at sea.

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.



Frequency band

Ku-Band (e.g. Intelsat EPIC)

Reflector size

65 cm/ 25.5 inch


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)




10.70 to 12.75 GHz


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




Female N-Connector (50 Ω)


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 (L0:12.8 GHz)


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.


2 units multi-band LNB (band selection by ACU)


Linear Cross & Co-pol

Tracking Receiver

Internal "all band/modulation type" (DVB-S2 and power) and VSAT modem RSSJ

Satellite acquisition

Automatic - w. Gyro/GPS Compass input. Support for gyrofree operation

Pointing accuracy


Elevation Range

-28° to+ 120°

Cross Elevation


Azimuth Range

Unlimited (Rotary Joint)

Ship motion, angular

Roll +/-30' (6 sec). Pitch +/-1 s· (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 MIL STD-167-1 ( Random: Cobham Maritime Operational

Vibration, survival

Sine Certified for EN60945 (8.7.2) dwell and EN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by IEC EN 60721-4-6


EN60721-3-6 class 6M3 mod. by EN60721-4-6

Temperature (ambient)

Operational: -25°C to 55°C Storage: -40°C to 85°C


100%, condensing

Rain / IP class

EN 60945 Exposed / IPX6


80 kt. operational 110 kt. survival

Ice, survival

25 mm 1”

Solar radiation

670 W/m2 to EN60945

Compass safe distance

1 m / 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: 0 82 cm/ 32" x H 91 cm/ 36"


35.0 Kg/ 77.2 lbs



Dimensions, Rack Mount

1 U 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 +85°C / -13°F to +131°F  Storage: -40'C to +8S"C / -40'F to + 18S"F


EN 60945 Protected, 95% (non-condensing)

IP class


Compass safe distance

0.3 m / 12'" to EN 60945


1 x N-Connector for antenna RF Cable (50 ) w. automatic cable loss , 2 x F-Connectors (75 0) 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 Groundin bolt

Input power

100 - 240 VAC. 110 W typical, 215 W peak


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 (ROAM)  ESS Satroaming STM Satlink



Modem types supported

iDirect iNFINITI 3000/5000 series iDirect Evolution XS/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 GS


Newtec MDM3100 / 6000