[SatNews] MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) announced that the MEASAT-3b satellite is confirmed for launch on May 29, 2014.
Manufactured by Airbus Space and Defence, the state-of-the-art MEASAT-3b satellite will be launched on an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
MEASAT-3b is designed to provide an additional 48 high powered Ku-band transponders to expand DTH and VSAT services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia at the 91.5 degrees East orbital slot. Co-located with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a, the satellite will more than double MEASAT’s Ku-band capacity at this orbital location creating one of the region’s most powerful and robust orbital locations.
Updates on the MEASAT-3b launch can be found at http://www.measat.com/3b/index.html.