Satellite footprints

ST-2 at 88° East

Position:88° East
Manufacturer:Mitsubishi Electric
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5ECA
Launch date:03/20/2011
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

Satellite operator SingTel and Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom Company Limited (Chunghwa) ordered the ST-2 communications satellite with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) from Japan. SingTel and Chunghwa jointly own also the ST-1 and use this satellite in their various communications businesses. The ST-2 will succeed the ST-1 as their next communications satellite.

With this order MELCO will be the first Japanese satellite manufacturer to enter the commercial communications satellite market outside Japan, using its original Japan-made satellite bus-platform.

For the production of the ST-2, Mitsubishi Electric has proposed to use its original DS-2000 satellite busplatform, which was developed based on the ETS-8 made for NASDA.

The satellite was launched on May 20th, 2011 on an Ariane 5ECA launcher operated by launch operator Arianespace and will replace the ST-1 satellite that was taken out of service.

ST-2 at 88° East

Ariane 5 launching ST-2 satellite
MELCO delivered ST-2 satellite to Arianespace
ST-2 satellite transported
Satellite in orbit

ST-2 at 88° East

SingTel ST-2 Asia-Ku-Band coverage
SingTel ST-2 India Ku-Band coverage
SingTel ST-2 MENA Ku band coverage
SingTel ST-2 Regional C-band coverage