The Ku band DEK390M/100 TakeAwaySat being showcased on the Actia Telecom stand is intended as a mobile hub. The design allows for severe environmental constraints and is optimised to be easily transportable by road, air,
sea and rail.
The gateway is fully integrated on an ISO 20 foot platform which can be loaded on to a trailer, which is available as an option. It weighs 9,500kg with a trailer and 5,900kg without. The TakeAwaySat is equipped with a shelter structure, redundant air conditioning system and an 18kVA diesel generator on the platform with tank large enough to allow 12 hours of operation without refuelling.
The DEK390M/100 is equipped with what Actia described as a high-performance 3m90 trifold motorised antenna with an automatic pointing and tracking system. It is optionally available in Ka band. The unit can operate in extremes of temperature – from -25°C to +55°C – and in wind gusts of up to 97 km/hour.