ABS-2 (ST-3, KoreaSat-8) at 75° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Operators:||Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
In February 2014 the ABS-2 state-of-the-art high-powered spacecraft was successfully launched as the largest satellite in the eastern hemisphere. ABS-2 is located at the 75° East Longitude, ABS’ prime orbital location covering four-fifths of the world’s population across the Indian Ocean region. The satellite covers Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia, Russia and spanning Australia.