[SatNews] MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) has announced that the launch of the MEASAT-3b satellite had been rescheduled to September 2014.
MEASAT-3b will remain in storage at the European Spaceport, Kourou, French Guiana awaiting launch. MEASAT-3b had previously been scheduled for launch on June 6, 2014, GFT (June 7, Kuala Lumpur time). The launch was postponed due to considerations required for the MEASAT-3b co-passenger.
MEASAT-3b is designed to provide an additional 48 high powered Ku-band transponders at the 91.5 degrees East orbital slot to expand Direct-To-Home (DTH) and VSAT services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia. Co-located with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a, the satellite will more than double MEASAT’s Ku-band capacity at that orbital slot, creating one of the region’s most powerful and robust orbital locations.
Updates on the MEASAT-3b launch may be found at http://www.measat.com/3b