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ABS 2A

ABS 2A [Boeing]

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) announced in March 2012, that it has contracted with the construction of ABS 2A to Boeing Satellite Systems. ABS 2A satellite will be placed in position 75 E, to provide 48 Ku-band transponders covering Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East and India.

The satellite will be constructed on the BSS-702SP bus - a version that features an all-electric propulsion system.

The satellite is part of a joint order by ABS and SATMEX of four BSS-702SP satellites. The first two satellites, ABS 3A and Satmex 7, are scheduled to be delivered together in late 2014 or early 2015.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)
Contractors: Boeing Satellite Systems
Equipment: 48 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: BSS-702SP
Propulsion: 4 × XIPS-25
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~2000 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ABS 2A 2016-038A 15.06.2016 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 with Eutelsat 117 West B
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