Satellite Technology news
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
|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|
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.