Satellite footprints

ABS-3A at 3° West

Position:3° West
Operator:Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)
Launch operator:SpaceX
Launch vehicle:Falcon 9
Launch date:03/01/2015
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

Featuring both Ku- and C-band beams, ABS-3A is located at 3°W, connecting the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and extends our C and Ku-band coverage into the Atlantic Ocean region.

ABS-3A is equipped with three C-band beams covering the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, plus a global beam. It also features four Ku-band beams covering Europe, MENA, South Africa and the Americas. The satellite supports a plethora of services including: VSAT, TV distribution, IP trunking, cellular backhaul and maritime services.

The satellite is part of a joint order by ABS and SATMEX (acquired by Eutelsat) of four Boeing 702SP satellites. The first two satellites, ABS-3A and Satmex 7 (Eutelsat 115 West B), were scheduled to be delivered together in late 2014, early 2015.

ABS-3A was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in March 2015 and entered commercial service on 31st August 2015.

ABS-3A at 3° West

ABS-3A construction
ABS-3A construction2
ABS-3A launched by SpaceX
ABS-3A in orbit

ABS-3A at 3° West

ABS-3A Americas C-band Beam
ABS-3A EMEA C-band Beam
ABS-3A Global C-band Beam
ABS-3A Americas Ku-band Beam
ABS-3A Europe Ku-band Beam
ABS-3A MENA Ku-band Beam
ABS-3A South Africa Ku-band Beam