Airbus to build multimission satellite for MEASAT

WASHINGTON – Airbus has been selected by MEASAT Global Berhad to build MEASAT-3d, a new multimission telecommunications satellite to replace capacity and augment its core business in Malaysia, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

May 13th, 2019
Airbus to build multimission satellite for MEASAT
Airbus to build multimission satellite for MEASAT
WASHINGTON –Airbus has been selected by MEASAT Global Berhad to build MEASAT-3d, a new multimission telecommunications satellite to replace capacity and augment its core business in Malaysia, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Positioned at 91.5°E collocated with MEASAT-3b, also built by Airbus, MEASAT-3d will deliver improved performances to progressively replace MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a, supporting Asia’s premium DTH (direct to home) video distribution.

Planned to be launched in 2021, MEASAT-3d will provide C and Ku-bands capacity for DTH, video distribution and telecommunication services. The new HTS Ka-band mission features multiple user spot beams optimized to deliver high speed broadband communications over Malaysia to bridge the digital divide in the country.

It will also carry an L-band navigation hosted payload for the Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS) for KTSAT. MEASAT-3d is based on Airbus’ Eurostar E3000 satellite platform. Planned for more than 15 years of operation, MEASAT-3d is designed to have an electrical power of 12kW.

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