New Measat 3B to be ready and launched by 2013


6 Aug 2011
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MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) has selected EADS-Astrium to build MEASAT-3b, a new satellite to augment its core Ku-Band business in Malaysia, India and Indonesia. Planned to be launched in 2013 and positioned at 91.5°E, co-located with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a, the powerful MEASAT-3b satellite will more than double the current Ku-Band capacity operated by MEASAT.

MEASAT-3b will be based on Astrium’s highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform and will be able to provide 48 Ku-Band transponders simultaneously, providing MEASAT with large capacity and flexibility over three distinct geographical locations - Malaysia, Indonesia and India. The satellite has also been designed to support a fourth market.MEASAT-3b is designed to have a launch mass of 5.8 tonnes, an electrical power of 16 kW, and is planned for more than 15 years of operation.

technical specs:
Equipment: 48 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5800 kg
Satellite : Measat 3b
Date of Launch : 12th Oct 2013
Rocket : Ariane 5
Location : Kourou
Position : 91.5°E
Comments : 48 Ku tps will be co-located with Measat 3/3a

Source : Lyngsat
if launch,Then good news for relience and sundirect both.
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