Orbital Research manufactures high-performance frequency converters and components for the satellite communications industry. Our products – low noise block downconverters (LNBs), block downconverters (BDCs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs), multiplexers and more – offer the highest quality and reliability, even in the most challenging conditions.

We provide standard and customized products to customers in the military, aeronautical, Earth observation, satellite news gathering (SNG), SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM) and other satellite industries. And because our frequency converters are professionally engineered, hand-tuned and individually tested, we can guarantee high performance.

ISO 9001 certification

Our quality management system passed a rigorous audit and fully complies with ISO 9001:2015.

Explore our wide range of frequency products

Orbital Ku and Ka block down converter (BDC)

Do you want to cover an entire band with a single antenna? Explore our PLL and external reference BDCs for C, Ku, Ka and X-band.

Orbital Research X-MIC LNB

Learn about our individually tuned and tested C, Ku, Ka and X-band LNBs. Each state-of-the-art unit comes with its very own specs.

C-Band LNB or LNA

Read about our GaAs FET LNAs. Get long-term reliability in a small package – and customize noise figure, frequency range, gain and more.

Orbital Research Mux Tee

Discover our “System Interface Products (SIPs)” – multiplexers, oscillators, redundancy modules and power supplies for your system.

Orbital iSWITCH Intelligent Redundancy Controller

We can create custom systems that integrate all the components you need in a single box or rack-mount unit – without a mess of wires.

Product overview videos

WHY USE AN ORBITAL MUX/TEE?

ORBITAL X-MIC LNB

ORBITAL 694XA SERIES KA-BAND LNB

What can Orbital LNBs and BDCs do for you?

INCREASE

Reference Accuracy
Signal to Noise
Signal Stability

REDUCE

Phase Noise
Downtime
Unit Weight

INCREASE

Throughput
System Reliability
Network Quality

ORBITAL AND SATELLITE INDUSTRY NEWS

Orbital is attending the 32nd annual Small Satellite Conference

Come and see us and our partner Tethers at booths 115/116 | August 4-9, 2018, at Utah State University

BLOG

The importance of phase noise

Phase noise is a key component of any satellite link. But what is it exactly? What are the major factors that contribute to it? And why is it so significant now? This post explores answers to these questions and more …

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Need help?

Harsh environment?

Complicated or unique application?

We’ll work with you to develop custom LNBs and components that meet your needs.

High performance LNBs and frequency conversion products for the most challenging SATCOM conditions on the planet.

ORBITAL RESEARCH LTD.

1 (604) 419-8585

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8652 Commerce Court
Burnaby, BC, Canada  V5A 4N6

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