Ministerial forum

January 18, 2011
Ministerial forum

Our new flyaway kit, Astra 5 was recently deployed to HMAS Watson in Sydney, to cover the Australian and UK Foreign and Defence Ministers forum. The forum is a chance for ministers from both countries to discuss strategic foreign and defence matters of common concern. Astra 5 was used by clients from both countries, including Sky News Australia, the BBC, and BSKYB London.

Although small in size, Astra 5 is extremely versatile, with a 1.2m Gigasat antenna and a fully redundant uplink chain that fits into 10 roadcases, all weighing under 32 kgs