Orbital Research manufactures high-performance frequency converters and RF components for the satellite communications (SATCOM) 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 custom SATCOM equipment to customers in military, aeronautical, earth observation, satellite news gathering (SNG), SATCOM-on-the-move (SOTM) and other satellite industries. And because our frequency converters and components are professionally engineered, hand-tuned and individually tested, we can guarantee high performance.

Explore our frequency converters and RF components

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 C, Ku, Ka, and X-band LNBs. These products offer excellent performance and can be customized to your needs.

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.

ISO 9001 certificate

ISO 9001 certification

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

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 Research is attending Satellite 2019

Stop by booth 2104, where we’ll be launching our brand new wideband Ka LNA | May 6-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC


Check us out at the 33rd annual Small Satellite Conference

Come and see us and our partner Tethers | August 3-8 at Utah State University

BLOG

From the Arctic to the Sahara: LNBs in extreme temperatures

When the mercury spikes – or plummets – the low noise block downconverter (LNB) in your satellite terminal can stop working properly or stop working altogether, similar to a cell phone that gets too hot or too cold. It only takes a few minutes, and just like that your comms are down …

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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.