AsiaSat 5 [SS/Loral]
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), announced in May 2005 that it has been chosen by Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Hong Kong, to build AsiaSat 5, a new generation communications satellite designed to offer improved power and coverage to AsiaSat's customers across the Asia Pacific region.
AsiaSat 5, a fixed satellite services (FSS) spacecraft expected to launch in 2008, will replace and expand upon the services provided by AsiaSat 2 at 100.5 degrees East longitude. The satellite will be based on SS/L's LS-1300 platform, which features qualified, flight proven subsystems and a long record of reliable operation.
The satellite's payload will carry both C- and Ku-band transponders and has a 15-year mission life. AsiaSat 5 will be compatible with a range of commercial launch vehicles.
Space Systems/Loral and AsiaSat announced in May 2009, that it has been selected to provide a new communications satellite, named AsiaSat 5C, to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat). In early 2010, the Satellite was renamed AsiaSat 7. It will serve as a backup for AsiaSat 5
The spacecraft is based on Space Systems/Loral's LS-1300 satellite bus, with performance similar but not limited to that of AsiaSat 5 designed for the provision of fixed satellite services for television broadcast, telephone networks, and VSAT networks for broadband multimedia services across the Asia Pacific.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||26 C-band, 14 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||3760 kg (#5)|
|AsiaSat 5||11.08.2009||TB LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.2)|
|AsiaSat 7 (ex AsiaSat 5C)||25.11.2011||TB LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3)|