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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems|
|Equipment:||48 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||4 × XIPS-25|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|ABS 2A||2016-038A||15.06.2016||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2||with Eutelsat 117 West B|