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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