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Pico Sling Blade Ka

Super compact and lightweight ESA terminal

The Pico Sling Blade KA, the most compact and lightweight in the ESA Blade family, excels in extreme conditions. Its robust design ensures durability and reliability, making it ideal for demanding environments for low bitrate operations.

For whom?

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Communications: Facilitates advanced communication capabilities.

Real-Time Control and Navigation: Enables immediate control of aircraft and precision navigation.

Health Monitoring and Live Video: Offers real-time health monitoring and access to near-live video and imagery.

Dynamic Rerouting: Adapts to changing conditions with dynamic aircraft rerouting capabilities.


Emergency Response: Critical for aid workers and NGOs.

Remote Operations: Essential for exploration, media, and construction.

Communication Enhancement: Ideal for transportation, agriculture, and mining.

Key Features

Durable Design

Built to withstand harsh climates and scenarios.

Maintenance-Free Operation

Electronically steered antenna eliminates moving parts, enhancing longevity, and reducing costs.

Versatile Compatibility

Wide band Ka frequency for operation on multiple constellations.

Power Optimized

Low SWaP suitable for field operation.

Enabling VoIP

Facilitates Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications in remote and inaccessible areas, ensuring seamless communication.

Tech Spec

RF Performance Ka band
Tx Frequency 27.5 - 29.95 GHz 28.95 - 31 GHz
Rx Frequency 17.7 - 20.0 GHz 19.2 - 21.2 GHz
Polarization LHCP or RHCP (elect. Switchable)
Max EIRP 31 dBW
Max G/T 2 dB / K
Azimuth Continues 360° ESA
Elevation Beam steering range 10° to 90°
Control Technique Combined IMU / RSSI / GPS (Optional)
Initial Acquisition Time <30 sec
Re-Acquisition time <100ms
Management Ethernet
Power Input 18 – 50 [V] DC
Power Consumption Rx 65 Watts. Full Power 100 Watt
Interfaces RS232, Ethernet
Weight < 4 kg (8.2 lb.)
System Size (W/H/L) 20.8 x 6 x 30.2 cm (8.1 x 2.3 x 11.8”)

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