ABS-6 (formerly LMI-1, KoreaSat-7, ABS-1) at 159° East
|Position:||ABS-6 (LMI-1, KoreaSat-7, ABS-1) at 159° East|
|Operator:||Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)|
|Launch vehicle:||Proton K|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
The Lockheed Martin Intersputnik satellite (LMI-1)was built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems and was based on the A2100AX bus. Equipped with 44 high-power C- and Ku-band transponders, the satellite provided high-quality and reliable fixed service telephony and direct broadcast television service.
The satellite helped to satisfy the rapidly growing demand of Russian telecommunication and broadcasting companies for satellite capacity. In addition to its Russian coverage, LMI-1 is to deliver telecommunications services in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eastern and Central Europe, Asia and Africa.
ABS acquired the satellite in September 2006 and renamed ABS-1. Korean satellite operator KT Telecom, was leasing capacity and marketed this under KoreaSat-7 prior to launch their own satellite. Later the satellite was renamed ABS-6.
ABS-6 satellite covers the Pacific Ocean region and East-Asia, ABS-6 is a Lockheed Martin A2100 AX satellite and features 8 Ku-band transponders. ABS-6 is located at 159° East.
Its wide C- and Ku-band coverage beams are suitable for VSAT-services, TV distribution, IP trunking, cellular backhaul and maritime services.