Mission Microwave Unveils New Ka-Band BUCs for LEO/MEO/GEO Satellite Networks

At SATELLITE 2019, Mission Microwave has announced a new family of multi-band Ka-band BUCs to support LEO, MEO and GEO missions from a single switchable unit. The new range of BUCs can operate from 27.5 GHz to 30 GHz with up to 6 electronically selectable bands covering current and anticipated Ka-frequency bands to be used for SATCOM.

According to Francis Auricchio, the President and CEO of Mission Microwave, the company was presented with a challenge of enabling a single terminal to be used on a variety of current and emerging satellite network architectures, from its satellite industry customers. They needed a well-designed approach to accommodate the changing expectations and resources available to them. The new wideband Ka-Band BUCs answers that challenge by enabling customers to design flexible terminals that can operate on traditional GEO satellites, existing MEO networks and the much-anticipated LEO constellations that are now in the early stages of deployment.

Additional product announcements from the company at Satellite 2019 include the introduction of a 150 Watt X-Band BUC in the Javelin package. This, rounds out the Javelin product family with a common mechanical and control interface for the 150 Watt X-band, the 100 Watt Ku-band and the 50/100 Watt Ka-Band. Each Javelin BUC weighs less than 11 pounds and is ideal for multi-mission terminal designs needing high power tri-band capability.

At the SATELLITE 2019 event, Mission Microwave is also exhibiting its complete product line of high power X, Ku and Ka Band amplifiers and BUCs and will also have example terminal designs from key industry partners on display in booth #809. Mission products will be on display across the venue incorporated into many industry-leading products from top-tier customers’ mobile and transportable terminals. Click here to see the complete product line of Block Up-Converters from Mission Microwave.