ABS 3A [Boeing]
Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) announced in March 2012, that it has contracted with the construction of ABS 3A to Boeing Satellite Systems. The new satellite will allow the extension of C- and Ku-band services into the Atlantic Ocean region for ABS's existing customers, and will allow them to diversify the market base for future growth. It will replace the ABS 3 satellite.
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. Details about the other two satellites, including names and launch plans, will be announced at a later date.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)|
|Contractors:||Boeing Satellite Systems|
|Equipment:||24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||4 × XIPS-25|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|ABS 3A||2015-010A||02.03.2015||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.1(ex)||with Eutelsat 115 West B|