AsiaSat


Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) operates six commercial satellites. AsiaSat is based in Hong Kong with two major shareholders; CITIC (34.8%) and General Electric (34.1%).

AsiaSat, established in 1988 and has been Asia's premier regional satellite operator and is a dedicated pioneer in advancing satellite communications in Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong.

Being committed to offer customer-oriented, professional and proactive services, AsiaSat has achieved the market leader position and enjoyed industry recognition over the years, thus winning many sizable broadcasting and telecommunications enterprises, and governments' confidence to be their professional partner. With three in-orbit satellites, Asiasat-2, Asiasat-3S and Asiasat-4, Asiasat-5 soon to be launched to replace Asiasat-2, billions of people around the world get accessed to information and communication channel through AsiaSat's services.

AsiaSat started with a single SCPC service on Asiasat-4 Ku-band in 2004, and has now grown to well over a full transponder worth of services throughout Australia. ASC utilized Asiasat-4 for the Northern Territory Government iDirect Hub that was installed in Darwin to provide VSAT services throughout the Northern Territory for a variety of government agencies.



References:

www.wikipedia.com
www.asiasat.com
www.ascs.com.au
www.wta.com
www.satbeams.com


Satellites

AsiaSat-3S

Orbital Position: 120° E 
Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems (BCSS)
Launch date: 21 Mar 1999
Launch Operator: International Launch Services (ILS)
Launch vehicle: Proton D1
Expected lifetime: 15 years

AsiaSat-4

Orbital Position: 122° E 
Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems (BCSS)
Launch date: 11 April 2003
Launch Operator: United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Launch vehicle: Atlas IIIB
Expected lifetime: 15 years

AsiaSat-5

Orbital Position: 120° E 
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
Launch date: 12 Aug 2009
Launch Operator: International Launch Services (ILS)
Launch vehicle: Proton K
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Please check the AsiaSat-5 satellite launch on Youtube! 

AsiaSat-7

Orbital Position: 106° E 
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
Launch date: 26 Nov 2011
Lauch Operator: International Launch Services (ILS)
Launch vehicle: Proton Breeze
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Please check the AsiaSat-7 satellite launch on Youtube!
 

AsiaSat-6 (Thaicom-7)

Orbital Position: 120° E 
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
Launch date: 07 Sept 2014
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch vehicle: Falcon 9
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Note: Thaicom agreed on the purchase of half capacity of the AsiaSat-6 satellite for 15 years.

Please check the AsiaSat-6 satellite launch on Youtube!
 

AsiaSat-8 (AMOS-7)

Orbital Position: 105° E 
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
Launch date: 05 Aug 2014
Launch Operator: SpaceX
Launch vehicle: Falcon 9
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Note: Spacecom is leasing all Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat-8 after the loss of their AMOS-6 satellite caused by explosions on SpaceX Falcon-9 launch vehicle in 2016.

Please check the AsiaSat-8 satellite launch on Youtube!

AsiaSat-9

Orbital Position: 122° E 
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
Launch date: 29 Sept 2017
Launch Operator: International Launch Services (ILS)
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Note: The AsiaSat-9 satellite will provide additional capacity, enhanced power and coverage for Direct-to-Home (DTH), video distribution, private networks and broadband services to developing markets in Myanmar and countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

YouTube: Watch ILS launching the AsiaSat-9 spacecraft from the Baikonour launch site in Kazachstan.