Hong Kong – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator announced successful arrival of AsiaSat 9 at 122 degrees East on 9 October 2017, where it has commenced transmission and will maintain its operational position as replacement for AsiaSat 4. AsiaSat 9 is AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite, which generates a total spacecraft power of 20,700 watts. This new generation satellite, based on the SSL 1300 platform, is designed to provide multiple C, Ku and Ka-Band payloads for direct-to-home (DTH) television broadcast, video distribution, VSAT broadband networks and mobility services.
“I am delighted to report the AsiaSat 9 launch mission has progressed according to plan, and that the efforts of our mission team have come to result in the successful positioning of our largest satellite ever, serving the Asia-Pacific for the next 15 years or more at the key orbital slot of 122 degrees East,” said Andrew Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat.
With cutting-edge features such as 110 watts C-band TWTA, special filter design, star tracker and hall-effect thrusters AsiaSat 9 is able to deliver an enhanced performance, higher efficiency and operational stability across a wider coverage of high growth markets in Asia. AsiaSat 9 has new Kuband beams including the world’s first Ku-band Myanmar beam, dedicated Indonesia and Mongolia beams in addition to two enhanced Ku-band beams serving Australasia and East Asia, and an AsiaPacific-wide C-band footprint.
- Meet the K-drama stars of the new series ‘Kairos’ on #TwitterBlueroom Live before its premiere 115 views | posted on October 23, 2020
- Netflix picks up Philippine adaptation of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ aired on GMA Network 63 views | posted on October 19, 2020
- BBC Studios, Bilibili sign new content sales and production agreement to bring the best of BBC to China 44 views | posted on October 19, 2020
- Asian storytelling, reimagined: New genres, fresh opportunities for Asian creators at the Singapore Media Festival 2020 43 views | posted on October 21, 2020
Asian Television Awards
- Asian Television Awards to hold its 25th awards ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Monina Eugenio | posted on July 7, 2020
- Asian Television Awards broadcaster spotlight: Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., Ltd. by Monina Eugenio | posted on August 15, 2020