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MEASAT 3d

MEASAT 3d [Airbus DS]

MEASAT Global Berhad has selected Airbus in May 2019 to build MEASAT 3d, a new communication satellite to replace both MEASAT 3 and MEASAT 3a.

MEASAT-3b will be based on Airbus’ Eurostar-3000 platform. Planned for more than 15 years of operation, MEASAT-3d is designed to have an electrical power of 12 kW.

It will carry C- and Ku-band payloads for direct-to-home (DTH) services and a high-throughput Ka-band payload with multiple user spot beams optimized to deliver high speed broadband communications over Malaysia for internet connectivity. It will also carry an L-band navigation payload for South Korean KT-SAT as part of the Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS).

MEASAT-3d will be colocated at 91.5° East with MEASAT 3a and MEASAT 3b.

Nation: Malaysia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: C- and Ku-band transponders, high-throughput Ka-band payload, L-band navigation paylaod
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MEASAT 3d 2014-054A 11.09.2014 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Optus 10

References:

  • Airbus Defence and Space: , 6 May 2019
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