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August 26th, 2014

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) + SpaceX—AsiaSat-6 Launch Date Deep Six'd For Now (Launch Postponement)

[SatNews] The launch of AsiaSat 6, the newest communications satellite of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), has been postponed until further notice.

Artistic rendition of the AsiaSat 6 satellite.

This postponement is to allow more time for SpaceX to examine and verify data. The satellite and launch vehicle remain in a safe configuration.

AsiaSat 6, based on Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform, is designed to provide excellent power and region-wide connectivity at its nominal orbital location of 120 degrees East. With 28 high-powered C-band transponders and a design life of 15 years, AsiaSat 6 offers two beams, one global beam and one regional beam for a broad range of video distribution and broadband network services in the Asia-Pacific region.

The AsiaSat infosite may be accessed at http://www.asiasat.com/