Kypros Satellites has applied for and been granted priority rights to nine (9) orbital slots and their associated spectrum resources from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). These orbital slots were chosen to facilitate a range of satellite network designs and configurations, continental and oceanic coverages, and are not tied to any one particular market or technology concept. The ITU filings support fixed, broadcast and mobile satellite services for many terminal types and sizes enhancing the attractiveness, usability and value of Kypros Satellites’ spectrum assets.
After careful review, the ITU filings were selected on the basis the following characteristics:
|Satellite Network Filing||Orbital Slot||Frequency Bands|
|KYPROS-ARTEMIS||174.5° W||C / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-APOLLO||56.0° W||C / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-POSEIDON||52.5° W||C / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-ATHENA||22.5° E||C / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-ZEUS||54.0° E||C / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-HERMES-2||57.0° E||UHF / S / C / X / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-ARES||89.5° E||C / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-APHRODITE||90.0° E||C / Ku / Ka|
|KYPROS-HERA||107.5° E||C / Ku / Ka|
Each orbital slot has up to 3 GHz of usable Ka-band spectrum and some C- and Ku-band spectrum which can be used as feeder links or for hybrid services providing further revenue. One orbital slot also has rights to military UHF, S-band and X-band spectrum.