Orbit to Introduce the OceanTRx4 MIL and Launch its Orbit Switching Matrix at Satellite 2023

Orbit to Introduce the OceanTRx4 MIL and Launch its Orbit Switching Matrix at Satellite 2023

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., one of the leading global providers of satellite communications solutions, is presenting its OceanTRx 4MIL advanced antenna system and launching its Orbit Switching Matrix (OSM) for the management of several antennas on a military naval vessel, in order to enable continuous satellite communication, even in challenging conditions.

Orbit will be presenting the OceanTRx 4MIL - a full MIL-STD maritime SATCOM terminal - for the first time in the USA. The MIL’s unique four-frequency-band capability enables simultaneous operation or automatic switching between dual X/Ka, Ku/Ka, and multiple bands, and optional fast, manual band swapping with multiple BUCs per system. The compact system offers significant space savings in any navy vessel existing today while delivering extremely high performance.

As well as being capable of working with different types of satellites and offering operational flexibility, the waterproof, ruggedized system has been designed and tested according to the strictest MIL-STD-810G standards. It is suitable for operation in harsh environmental conditions, including humidity, temperature variations, ship vibrations, and more, and offers superior stabilization and tracking under severe sea conditions, all without any periodic maintenance being required. The OceanTRx 4MIL system is also designed – and has been successfully tested - for EMI/EMC immunity, in accordance with MIL-STD-461G.

Featuring a switch box electrical card configuration, and available in a fiber optic or coaxial version, the OSM is designed to perform RF switching between any Tx or Rx input port, and any output port. Able to connect up to 8 modems to up to 8 antennas, it can also aggregate multiple inputs to single outputs, for example connecting a single antenna to multiple modems. The OSM also enables smart handling of blockage zones, by switching between antennas to support stable satellite links.

"We developed the OSM (Orbit switching matrix) having identified a real need for a solution to manage an array of antennas, in order to maintain continuous satellite communication for vessels,” says Daniel Eshchar, CEO of Orbit. “The marine environment is challenging and requires solutions that can withstand harsh conditions. We at Orbit are proud of the Ocean TRX 4 MIL system, which conforms to military standards and, together with the OSM, provides a complete communication solution for marine vessels. Our maritime SATCOM products have been selected by over 25 navies worldwide and can be found on oil and gas platforms and on seismic and support vessels.”

Click here to learn about Orbit's Satcom Maritime Terminals.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013