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Oct.20, 2013
AsiaSat reported that company is doing fast progress in manufacturing and testing of AsiaSat 8 satellite scheduled to be launched in 2014.

About AsiaSat 8 satellite

AsiaSat 8 has multiple Ku beams and it is designed to be co-located with AsiaSat-3S & AsiaSat-7. It is planned to be placed at the orbital location of 105.5 degrees East. It is planned to be equipped with 24 Ku-band transponders and a Ka-band payload. It will provide services such as DTH television, private networks and broadband connection in asian,middle eastern, european and international programming. It has been planned to be launched in the first half of 2014.

AsiaSat-8 Satellite Information

Specification AsiaSat-8 support
Model Series 1300 by Space Systems/Loral
Orbital Location 105.5 degree E
In Service Date 1H 2014
Communications Payload frequency band Ku band
Number of Transponders 24 (Ku band)
Transponder BW 54 MHz
Coverage 4 beams across China beam, India beam, Middle East beam and South East Asia beam
TWTA Size 210 watts
Ka-band Coverage Regional beam

About AsiaSat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), which has been Asia's premier regional satellite operator since 1988. Asiasat is pioneer in prospering satellite communications in Asia region.
Website: http://www.asiasat.com/

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