The focus of the new SAILOR 800 VSAT is on RF performance, G/T, which is >18 dB/K - a value equal to or higher than most other 1m maritime VSAT antennae performance claims - yet it's much smaller and lighter. This performance makes the new 83cm antenna suitable for vessels that would normally specify a 1m antenna. The unique, class-leading performance of SAILOR 800 VSAT also opens up a world of high quality, reliable communications for a wider number of vessels including workboats, fishing vessels, inland waterways and yachts, whilst providing installation flexibility for vessels of all types and size.

The new SAILOR 800 leaves the factory fully tested and configured, with all RF equipment pre-configured and installed. This reduces the time needed on board for installation, resulting in lower start-up costs for users, whilst the SAILOR build quality ensures reliability and increased up time.

Customers who would previously have specified a 1m antenna or who may have considered VSAT too 'big' for their vessel, can now install a SAILOR 800 VSAT and enjoy the benefits of a 20% smaller form factor with the performance of a much larger antenna.

The SAILOR VSAT range enables you to operate two antenna systems on a single modem without the need for extra hardware to manage the feature; the integrated SAILOR VSAT antenna controllers manage the connection between satellite and modem. This simple dual antenna configuration ensures your vessel has a satellite connection even when there are obstructions in the way.



Frequency band


Reflector size

83 cm / 32.7”


CE (Maritime), ETSI, Eutelsat

System power supply range

100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Total system power consumption

140 W typical, 330 W peak






10.70 to 12.75 GHz


13.75 to 14.50 GHz (extended)





ACU to ADU cable

Single 50 Q coax for Rx, Tx, ACU-ADU modem,   10 MHz reference and DC Power






Female N-Connector (50 Q)


Female N-Connector (50 Q)





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

40.6 dBi typ. @ 14.25 GHz (excl. radome)

Receive Gain

38.8 dBi typ. @ 11.70 GHz (excl. radome)

System G/T

18.2 dB/K typ. @ 12.75 GHz, at >30° elevation and clear sky (incl. radome)

BUC output power

6 W


>48.1dBW (incl. radome)


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

Tracking Receiver

Internal “all band/modulation type” DVB-S2, 300 KHz narrowband receiver and modem RSSI


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°/s and 15°/s2

ADU motion, linear

Linear accelerations +/-2.5 g max any direction

Satellite acquisition

Automatic - w. Gyro/GPS Compass input Prepared for gyro free operation support

Vibration, operational

Sine: IEC 60945 (8.7.2), DNV A, MIL-STD-167-1   ( Random: Cobham Maritime 1.1 g rms

Vibration, survival

Sine: IEC 60945 (8.7.2) dwell, MIL-STD-167-1   ( dwell. Random: Maritime survival.    IEC 60721-3-6 class 6 M3 modified by IEC EN 60721-4-6


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


100%, condensing

Rain / IP class

IEC 60945 Exposed / IPx6


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 m / 40” to IEC EN 90 645

Maintenance, scheduled


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

Power OFF

Automatic safe mode

Dimensions (over all)

Height: H 123.5 cm / 48.6”                      Diameter: 0 108 cm / 42.5”


125 kgs. / 275 lbs.





1U 19” ACU    HxWxD: 4.4 x 48 x 33 cm  HxWxD: 1.75” x 19” x 13”


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


IEC 945 Protected, 95% (non-condensing)

IP class


Compass safe distance

0.3 m / 12” to IEC 60945


1 x N-Connector for antenna RF Cable (50
Ohm)w. automatic cable loss compensation
2 x F-Connectors (75 Q) 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, 140 W typical, 330 W peak

Modem protocols (ABS)

iDirect OpenAMIP and custom protocol Comtech ROSS Open Antenna Management (ROAM) ESS Satroaming STM SatLink


OLED (red) display, 5 pushbuttons, 3 discrete indicator LEDs and ON/OFF switch

No transmit zones

Programmable, 8 zones with azimuth and elevation





Modem types supported

iDirect iNFINITI 3000/5000 series
iDirect Evolution X5/X7
Comtech CDM-570L/625
Comtech CDM-570L with ROSS (ROAM)
Generic VSAT Modem
Gilat SkyEdge II/II PRO/II-c
STM SatLink 2900
Intersky 4G, Elbit
ViaSat Linkway S2
Inmarsat G5
Newtec 3100/6000