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SpacePath completes first stage delivery of its innovative high-power, Ka-band TWT amplifiers

(3 November 2020 – SpacePath) SpacePath Communications has completed a significant milestone with the first shipment of its new outdoor, high-power, travelling wave tube amplifiers for a major European SATCOM project.

As part of a multi-stage contract, SpacePath has successfully shipped the first batch of its new outdoor, Ka-band TWT amplifiers (TWTA) to a leading European system integrator. SpacePath’s TWT amplifiers were chosen for their compact size and lightweight design. Operating at up to 31GHz, the amplifiers provide ultra-linear performance and efficiency, and incorporate an innovative carbon-based air-cooling structure which is half the weight of copper yet possesses similar thermal properties.

SpacePath STA5565P 650W Ka-band outdoor, high-power, TWT amplifier (courtesy: SpacePath)

Colin Bolton, director and co-founder, SpacePath Communications, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this milestone with the first stage delivery of our new family of high-power, high frequency amplifiers. It also represents a significant endorsement of a new uplink amplifier design which benefits from many R&D firsts, including removable air filters for easy maintenance, front-panel monitoring and unique air-cooling structure. Together with the many other user-driven features, their overall design embodies the first significant technology step-change in TWTA development for decades. We look forward to supporting the next stage of this SATCOM project.”

SpacePath’s high performance uplink amplifiers cover all mission-critical segments including satellite newsgathering (DSNG), flyaway or truck-based systems, fixed-earth stations and military satellite communications.

About SpacePath Communications

SpacePath Communications was established in 2014 following the acquisition of the amplifier business from e2v Technologies. Based in Hook, the company designs, manufactures and distributes an expanding range of innovative satellite uplink amplifiers and associated equipment, including RF high power amplifiers (HPA), solid-state amplifiers (SSPA), redundant system controllers and sub-systems. In 2017, the company further expanded its TWTA and sub-system capabilities with the acquisition of Tango Wave Inc. With its comprehensive level of customer service and support, SpacePath has become a provider of choice among system vendors in the global SATCOM market.


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