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 allows the extension of C- and Ku-band services into the Atlantic Ocean region for ABS's existing customers, and allows them to diversify the market base for future growth. It replaces the aging ABS 3 satellite.
The satellite was 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:||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|