AsiaSat 9 fully operational at 122ºE
(27 November 2017 - AsiaSat) AsiaSat 9, the most powerful member of the AsiaSat fleet, is fully operational at 122 degrees East following successful migration of all services from AsiaSat 4, delivering enhanced power, greater bandwidth and improved efficiency to customers for advanced DTH, TV distribution, VSAT broadband and mobility services across the Asia-Pacific.
“Our brand new AsiaSat 9 now carries the most powerful and widest C-band coverage, and multiple dedicated Ku-band beams over key Asian markets at our prime orbital slot of 122 degrees East,” said Andrew Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat. “We are extremely pleased that with AsiaSat 9’s innovative features and significant enhancements in power and coverage, we are making a positive step forward in providing more cost efficient and higher quality services to our customers with even better entertainment, information and communication services across the region.”
The new AsiaSat 9 features significant upgrades, including Asia’s highest powered 110 watt C-band amplifiers, special filter design, star tracker and hall-effect thrusters that generate higher efficiency, enhanced stability and reliability in network operations. In addition, AsiaSat 9’s three new Ku-band Myanmar, Indonesia and Mongolia beams, and two enhanced Ku-band beams serving Australasia and East Asia provide high downlink power up to 55 dBW that allows use of small antennas for more cost effective roll out of customers’ networks.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its seven satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7, AsiaSat 8 and the new AsiaSat 9. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 600 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites offering access to more than 830 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135).