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.

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.

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.

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.

During the coming years, new high throughput satellites (HTS) will come online. Most of the new HTS will operate on Ka-bands. The SAILOR 900 VSAT is now prepared for a possible conversion from Ku to Ka band operation. The result is a thoroughly updated electronics, and both a reflector dish and radome which are both tuned to both Ku- and Ka band frequencies already.




Frequency band

Ku / Ka-Band (VSAT)

Reflector size

103 cm / 40.6”


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






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
and 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

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


>50.1 dBW (incl. radome)


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

Tracking Receiver

Internal “all band/modulation type” and VSAT
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°/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


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 945 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

1.7 m / 67” to IEC 945

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 150 cm / 58.9”
Diameter: 0 130 cm / 51.3”


126.5 Kgs. / 279 lbs.




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


IEC 945 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 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) 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, 175 W typical, 370 W peak

Modem protocols (ABS)

iDirect OpenAMIP and custom protocol
Comtech ROSS Open Antenna Management
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/Gilat SkyEdge II PRO
STM SatLink 2900
ViaSat Linkway S2
Inmarsat G5
Newtec 3100/6000
Intersky 4G, Elbit