Preparations underway for BADR-7 Ka Services

After some delays, SMS is pleased to announce that the Ka Band services on the BADR-7 satellite are just around the corner. The many powerful beams on the BADR-7 satellite will allow for operation and delivery of sustainable, high throughput services.

Teams are currently working on the OSAT (On Site Acceptance Test) and Satellite Acceptance Tests, to finalise the first BADR-7 Ka Gateway from SMS Teleport in the United Kingdom. SMS will be hosting the training provided by ViaSat for all 4 Gateways, in preparation for services going live.

For information regarding the BADR-7 satellite, including footprints and other details, please see