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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.|
|Equipment:||24 C-band and 24 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||R-4D, 4 × XIPS-13 ion engines|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||4765 kg (3220 kg BOL)|
|MEASAT 3||2006-056A||11.12.2006||Ba LC-200/39||Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.1)|