Satellite footprints

MEASAT-3d at 91.5° East

Position:91.5° East (Planned)
Manufacturer:Airbus Defense & Space
Operator:MEASAT
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5ECA
Launch date:06/22/2022
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

MEASAT-3d at 91.5° East

MEASAT-3D satellite is operated by satellite operator Measat from Malaysia. The satellite has C- and Ku-band payloads for direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast services and a high-throughput Ka-band payload with multiple user spot beams for high-speed broadband.  MEASAT-3D also hosts a Q/V-band payload, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. This will allow operator Measat to study propagation effects in high rainfall regions like Malaysia, to enable the design of its next generation satellites. MEASAT-3d will be based on Airbus’ Eurostar-3000 platform and is planned for more than 15 years of operation, MEASAT-3d is designed to have an electrical power of 12 kW.

MEASAT-3D will be co-located with MEASAT-3A and MEASAT-3B at the 91.5° East orbital slot.

The satellite was launched on June 22nd 2022, in a dual launch with ISRO’s GSAT-24 on the Ariane V rocket operated by launch operator Arianespace.  MEASAT-3D was constructed by Airbus Defense & Space for Measat. The launch lasted just under 40 minutes. MEASAT-3D was deployed in almost 30 minutes into the mission, and ISRO’s GSAT-24 was deployed at 40 minutes. This was one of the final flights of the Ariane V rocket before it will be retired for the Ariane 6. The vehicle has been in service since 2003.

The satellite will carry C- and Ku-band payloads for direct-to-home (DTH) services and a high-throughput Ka-band payload with multiple user spot beams optimized to deliver high speed broadband communications over Malaysia for internet connectivity. It will also carry an L-band navigation payload for satellite operator KTSat from South Korea as part of the Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS).

MEASAT-3d at 91.5° East

MEASAT-3b satellite in orbit
MEASAT-3D packed in trandport container
MEASAT-3D-satellite shipped to French-Guiana
Ariane V launching MEASAT-3D & GSAT-24

MEASAT-3d at 91.5° East

C-Band-Global-Beam-01
Ka-Band-HTS-Malaysia-Beam-01
Ku-Band-Malaysia-Beam-01