Slot Explorer Program is designed to search potential orbital slots for filing of new
satellites, or find possibility of cooperation with other satellite operators.
1. Define orbital slots to meet service requirements.
To provide service in certain area at a minimum elevation angle, an orbital arc is
calculated first. Your requirements also include detailed frequency bands at which the
service is going to be provided. Six C-band frequency ranges and nine Ku-band ranges commonly
used in FSS and BSS networks are listed at user's choice.
2. Search ITU filings and in-orbit satellites in defined orbital slot.
The program searches both ITU filings and in-orbit satellites that operate at required frequency
bands. An example of search result is shown visually above. The detailed information of networks
are also listed as shown below.
3. Provide recommendations of potential slots.
Based on analysis of obtained information five orbital slots are recommended. For each slot
you can find all beam contours of adjacent satellites overlapping on the required service area.
To test coordination difficulties you can calculate DT/T at adjacent satellites caused by an hypothetical
new network at the slot center.
4. Further analysis of the slots.
A summary of recommended slots is given with required information about expiration date of
existing filings, beam coverages on service area and others. You can also find in-orbit satellites and
related filings and check notification or coordination of certain frequency bands.