SkyEdge IV Aquarius is an ultra-high-performance family of VSATs designed for operation over next-generation Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS) and GEO and Non-GEO (NGSO) constellations. The Aquarius family of VSATs was designed to support flexible satellites servicing multiple fixed and mobility applications such as broadband, 4G and 5G backhauling, commercial maritime and cruise ships, corporate enterprise services and heavy connectivity trunking links.
The Aquarius VSAT family is designed to provide uninterrupted service, supporting next-generation software-defined satellites. Aquarius enables seamless operation, “make before break” NGSO satellites handover, switching between GEO and NGSO or between different GEO satellites. To provide continuity of service for these use cases, Aquarius is equipped with dual transmit/receive interfaces and fast adaptive reconfiguration capabilities on both the forward and return channels supporting satellite on-the-fly changes.
The VSATs exhibit ultra-high processing capacity, achieving above 2Gbps aggregated throughput and high packets-per-second processing.
The Aquarius family of VSATs include:
The Aquarius family of VSATs is compatible with SkyEdge IV.