MEASAT 3b ready for launch

by Clayton Vallabhan | September 10th, 2014

MEASAT has announced that the MEASAT-3b satellite will launch at 6:21pm GFT (French Guiana time) on 11 September from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

“MEASAT-3b was initiated in June 2011. This spacecraft, Malaysia’s largest and most advanced to date, is the result of more than three year’s cooperation between MEASAT, Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite manufacturer, and Arianespace, the satellite launch service provider,” said Paul Brown-Kenyon, Chief Executive Officer, MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. “We look forward to a successful launch. ”

MEASAT-3b is equipped with 48 high-powered Ku-band transponders to support video and data services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia. MEASAT-3b will be co-located with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a at 91.5-degrees East to create the region’s most powerful and robust orbital location.

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