Measat-3b Satellite To Be Launched On Sept 12

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Measat-3b satellite will be launched at 5.21am (Malaysian time) on Sept 12 from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

In a statement, Measat Global Berhad said Measat-3b was equipped with 48 high-powered Ku-band transponders to support video and data services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia.

Measat-3b would be co-located with Measat-3 and Measat-3a at 91.5E to create the region’s most powerful and robust orbital location, it said.

“We look forward to a successful launch,” said Measat Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Paul Brown-Kenyon.

He said Measat-3b was initiated in June 2011.

“This spacecraft, Malaysia’s largest and most advanced to date, is the result of more than three years of cooperation between Measat, Airbus Defence and Space, the satellite manufacturer, and Arianespace, the satellite launch service provider,” he said. – Bernama