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Spacepath Communications: Familiar products – less familiar company

12 September 2014

The Stellar family of high-power outdoor amplifiers may be familiar to IBC visitors – but the new company behind them is perhaps less so, as the show marks its first major public appearance since being formed earlier in the year.
The company in question is Spacepath Communications.

“As the only dedicated supplier of satcom HPAs in Europe, we combine the proven performance of the Stellar range of amplifiers with first-class customer support from satellite professionals with over 60 years of industry experience,” said Newton Burnet, the company’s CEO. “Applications for these high-power outdoor amplifiers cover all mission-critical segments including satellite newsgathering, flyaway or truck-based systems, fixed-earth stations and military satellite communications.”

The Stellar family of satellite uplink high power amplifiers is claimed to be robust, highly efficient, and lightweight. The StellarCool and StellarMini range of travelling wave tube amplifiers covers all of the primary satellite frequency bands including: C-, X-, Ku-, and DBS-band.

On display is the StellarMini amplifier range, offering what Spacepath says are the most efficient 180W Ku Band products on the market today.  Also on show are the StellarCool range of 400W and 750W C, Ku and DBS outdoor amplifiers. These products use high efficiency TWTs, says Spacepath, with proven power supply designs, providing compact, efficient uplink amplifiers.

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