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The spacecraft was launched by the Long March 3B in its first successful flight and currently orbits at 146°E longitude. with 10KW of on-board power. It provides telecommunications services for the Mabuhay Philippines Satellite Corporation. ABS Satellite is currently drifting Agila 2 (ABS-5) to the 3°W orbital slot and renaming it ABS-3. Its control station is located at the Subic Space Center in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. For enhanced reliability. is a communications satellite launched in 1997. fail-safe self-monitoring satellite control system. manual and timetagged commands for routine operations and station-keeping maneuvers as well as automatic rain fade compensation to assume a robust link for the satellite traffic. It covers the entire Asia up to Pakistan and Western Pacific up to Hawaii. named after the critically endangered Philippine eagle. Built by Space Systems/Loral. Agila2 delivers broadcast television. Designed. It's expected to enter service in December 2011. is one of the most powerful satellites serving the Asia-Pacific region. Ku-Band . Agila2. telephone and data services to an area that covers the Asia-Pacific region. Agila2 is augmented with redundant equipment. automated satellite control functions capable of using block.000 simultaneous two-way telephone conversations. It is the first Filipino space satellite. It is a typical three-axis stabilized satellite.Agila 2 Agila 2 (also known as Mabuhay 1 and ABS-5 after being acquired by Asia Broadcast Satellite). the satellite provides the most powerful coverage in the AsiaPacific region. It can transmit more than 190 channels of high-fidelity digital programming to cable companies and home satellite dishes as well as handle more than 50. whose modular design has proven its worth during more than 20 years of cumulative on-orbit service amassed by SS/L satellites to date. built and launched by Space Systems/Loral. flight-proven control algorithms. AGILA2 INFORMATION MODEL LIFE ORBITAL SLOT PAYLOAD Space Systems / Loral FS 1300 15 years 146°E C-Band. Extended C-Band.
satellite orbit determination and prediction. They are also responsible for the routine maintenance of the antennas and other equipment housed in the Space Center. Its main function is to ensure the efficient use of both C. is located in Subic.3698 MHz Ku-Band 24 36 Mhz 14021 . control the charging and discharging of the batteries. Mabuhay Satellite Company: GROUND FACILITIES MSC has two state-of-the-art control facilities providing support for Agila2: a main and a backup hub. and its coverage extends to over 3 billion people throughout Asia.C-Band NUMBER OF 24 TRANSPONDERS BANDWIDTH UPLINK FREQUENCY DOWNLINK FREQUENCY POLARIZATION EIRP TWTA SIZE 36 Mhz 5927 .and Ku-band transponders by monitoring the signals of all users so that they are operating within nominal power level.6723 MHz 3562 . Mabuhaysat Space Subic The Subic Space Center is a pioneer satellite Center communications facility in the Philippines providing tracking. thus ensuring the satellite's proper orientation and orbital position. commands from the satellite control center can switch transponders in and out of service. activate backup equipment and engage other control functions.4192 MHz Extended C-Band 6 36 Mhz 6587 . under the Engineering Department.12679 MHz Dual linear orthogonal 42 dbW peak 34 dbW at EOC 27 W 42 dbW peak 34 dbW at EOC 27 W 55 dbW peak 48 dbW at EOC 110 W Agila2 supports regional and international networks. In addition. on-station operations and payload and client monitoring. Mabuhaysat Zamboanga Space Center . The Mabuhay Space Center Subic Space Center is manned by highly at Subic Bay trained resident satellite controllers and engineers Freeport Zone working on a 24/7 operating schedule. where teleport operators receive and turn-around Agila2 signals to the US via satellite or submarine cables. It also has a spotbeam in Hawaii. The Network Operations Center (NOC). The group is responsible for monitoring the operation and utilization of Agila2 transponders. Our controllers and engineers periodically correct Agila2's altitude and conduct East-West and North-South stationkeeping maneuvers.6417 MHz 3702 .14497 MHz 12203 . It houses the required equipment (both hardware and software) that provide satellite control. telemetry and control for Agila2 in geostationary orbit.
such as ABS-CBN Corporation. (Piltel). Pilipino Telephone Corp. Siy Yap Group. Beijing High Den Enterprises Limited. the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). use the satellite's C-band capacity for signal distribution and satellite news gathering activities. High Rise Realty Development Corporation. It is also equipped with an uninterruptible power supply system and a Zamboanga facility dish at generator to ensure continuous power supply. combinable to 12 high-power 220-watt transponders. and Southeast Asia.000 simultaneous two-way telephone conversations. twilight: pointed to Agila2 at all times. Moreover. Walden Group of Companies. on 20 August 1997. South. Inc. The 24 Ku-band transponders of the satellite may also be commanded by ground control to combine into 12 high-powered transponders with 220-watt amplifiers for the purpose of broadcasting direct-to-home digital TV services. The combination provides a power-to-mass ratio of 5-to-1. radio frequency and antennas are incorporated in the Zamboanga Space Center. Reach The satellite's C-band coverage beam illuminates an area covering East. Its cost was estimated at US$ 243 million and has a design based on the Space Systems/Loral FS-1300 satellite bus. the main functions of Subic Space Center is duplicated at the Zamboanga Space Center. Design Agila 2 is a joint venture of Mabuhay Satellite Corporation and various companies from the People's Republic of China. A single Agila 2 satellite transmits more than 190 channels of high-fidelity digital programming to cable companies and home satellite dishes. making Mabuhay one of the most efficient satellites in the industry. Periodically. It is expected to achieve a mission lifetime of more than 15 years.For contingency purposes. Our Zamboanga Space Center is manned by a satellite engineer who keeps the facility ready for any contingency action. portions of mainland China and Vietnam. The C-band capacity permits Internet access with downlink capabilities of up to 15 Mbit/s. namely. Philippine Satellite Corporation. and Philippine Communications Satellite Corporation. . as well as the entire Philippines. Indonesia and the Philippines. albeit on a smaller scale. Redundancy equipment covering baseband. The Ku-band capacity delivers direct-to-home broadcast services to Filipinos in remote areas and which allows rural dish owners to receive high-quality programming previously available only to certain parts of the country via wire and cable facilities. Cable Entertainment Corporation. Meanwhile. the Ku-band coverage zone encompasses Taiwan. engineers from Subic Space Center visit for any upgrades. The satellite was deployed to orbit by a Chinese Long March 3B rocket in Sichuan province. Total dc power at End of Life (EOL) will be more than 8200 watts. along with the capability to handle more than 50. GMA Network. Capacity It contains 30 C-band transponders at 27 watts and 24 Ku-band transponders at 110 watts. and the Western Pacific up to Hawaii.. Filipino broadcasters.
It can also handle more than 50.m. China. (PSC) accompanied by foreign companies such as the Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) of Indonesia and the China Everbright Group Limited (CELG). Did you know that there is this particular eagle which spreads its wings in space rather than in the air? It is a Filipino breed. which also makes it the most powerful satellite in the entire Asia-Pacific region. It is a high powered spacecraft designed and built by Space Systems/Loral. education. It is capable of transmitting more than 190 channels to cable companies and home satellite dishes. 1997 but was postponed twice due to bad weather caused by typhoon Ibiang. Agila-II can also provide Filipinos who live in remote areas with quality programming which. and is the largest in their fs13000 satellite series. The satellite is powerful enough to reach an estimated population of over two billion people. network operators. With the satellite. Cable Entertainment Corp. The staff was trained in the Space Systems/Loral station in California. (Piltel). it also has the largest number of active transponders (a total of 54) compared to any other satellite in the region. For the Internet sector. (Philcomsat). Republic Broadcasting System (GMA-7). One might even argue that the eagle is the ruler of the skies. (CEC). It was built in Palo Alto California and was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China aboard a long March 3B rocket. The center is manned by an all-Filipino staff which comprises of engineers. and it goes by the name of "AGILA-II". schools in distant provinces can use audio-visual receivers for information instead of buying text books that are either too expensive or too hard to obtain (or both). . entertainment. satellite operators. was only available in certain parts of the country with the use of cable facilities. It will greatly benefit the country in telecommunications. before. The satellite possesses about 10 kilowatts of total on-boardpower.000 simultaneous two way telephone conversations and will serve as a back-up to the country's telephone network. The main purpose of the Agila-II project is to expose the Philippines to global information technology (IT). and other personnel. It is said that AgilaII is a high power-to-mass ratio spacecraft and probably the most efficient satellite in the industry. and the Philippine Satellite Corp. Agila-II is the Philippines' second multifunction communications satellite.. That is actually an understatement. the satellite can allow a 15 megabyte per second speed for data access. Not only that. Agila-II is owned by the Mabuhay Philippines Satellite Corporation (MPSC) which is composed of local firms that include the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Pilipino Telephone Corp. local time from Sichuan Province. and in the Internet. The eagle not only rules over the skies but it rules over the heavens as well. Philippine Communications Satellite Corp. The satellite was eventually launched into orbit last August 20 at 1:50 a. It is well known for its superiority over other birds. The control center for the Agila-II satellite is located in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.The eagle or "agila" is one of the largest birds of flight. It was originally scheduled to be launched on August 11.
but also an edge over other countries.Agila-II is expected to give the Philippines not only global competitiveness. .
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