MEASAT 3a [OSC]
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as Binariang Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.) announced in November 2005 the execution of a contract for the procurement of the MEASAT-1R spacecraft from Orbital Sciences Corporation. MEASAT-1R will provide high powered C and Ku-band capacity over Malaysia, Indonesia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. In early 2008, the satellite was renamed MEASAT-3a.
The MEASAT-1R satellite will employ 12 C-band and 12 Ku-band transponders, each providing 36 MHz of bandwidth, over a 15 year minimum service life. The MEASAT-1R C-band payload, providing a global single beam covering Eastern Africa, The Middle East, Asia and Australia, has been designed to support the next generation of telecommunications and video services. The Ku-band payload, with two focused beams providing coverage over Malaysia and Indonesia, will support new Direct to Home (DTH) video and data services.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||12 C-band and 12 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|MEASAT 3a (ex MEASAT 1R)||21.06.2009||TB LC-45/1||Zenit-3SLB|