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MEASAT 3

MEASAT 3 [Boeing BSS]

The new Boeing BSS-601HP satellite, designated MEASAT-3, will join the existing Boeing-built MEASAT 1 and 2 spacecraft in the Malaysia-East Asia Satellite (MEASAT) system. MEASAT-3 will be co-located with MEASAT-1 at 91.5 degrees East longitude and will provide expansion and back-up capacity for Binariang to meet the increasing market demand for satellite services within the region. Boeing will also provide an upgrade to the MEASAT ground facilities on Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia, training and launch support services.

MEASAT-3 employs 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders, each providing 36 MHz of bandwidth over a 15-year minimum service life. MEASAT-3 C-Band payload will cover Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia. The Ku Band payload has been designed to provide high-powered flexible service options for the development of data services and Direct-to-Home applications in Malaysia, China and India.

Nation: Malaysia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Contractors: Boeing
Equipment: 24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: BSS-601HP
Propulsion: R-4D, 4 × XIPS-13 ion engines
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4765 kg (3220 kg BOL)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MEASAT 3 2006-056A 11.12.2006 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1)

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