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MEASAT
Malaysian satellite operator

Current Satellites

Measat 2
Launch date : 1996
Location : 148 degrees east
Main contractor : Boeing
Platform : 376 HP
Launch site : French Guiana
Launcher : Ariane 4
Launch services : Arianespace
Transponders : 11 Ku-band , bandwidth of 72 MHz
Coverage : South East Asia, Australia, Guam
Life expectancy : 12 years


Measat 3 above
Launch date : 12.12.2006
Location : 91.5 degrees east
Main contractor : Boeing
Platform : 601HP
Launch site : Baikonour
Launcher : Proton M/Breeze
Launch services : ILS
Transponders : 24 Ku-band at 36MHz and 24 C-band at 36MHz
Life expectancy : 12 years

Africasat Series

Africasat 2 ( ex. Measat 1)
Launch date : 1996
Location : 5.7 degrees east
Main contractor : Boeing
Platform : 376 HP
Launch site : French Guiana
Launcher : Ariane 4
Launch services : Arianespace
Transponders : 12 C-band at 36 MHz and 4 Ku-band at 8 MHz
Life expectancy : 12 years
Coverage : East Africa, the Mediterranean , South Europe
Company History and Overview

In 1993, in response to the Vision 2020 plan laid out by YA. Bhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed for the development of communications infrastructure for Malaysia for the new millennium, Binariang Sdn. Bhd. brought together a team of experienced and highly motivated experts to develop and launch Malaysia’s first communications satellite system. The project was named the Malaysia East Asia Satellite or MEASAT for short.

This effort culminated in the launch in 1996 of the MEASAT-1 and MEASAT-2 communications satellites from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The two high-powered Boeing 376HP communications satellites provided regional C-Band coverage and pioneered the use of Ku-Band in the high rain fall South East Asia region. Operated from a purposed built satellite control facility located 915m above sea level in Gunung Raya, Langkawi, the MEASAT-1 and MEASAT-2 satellites started providing satellite service across South East Asia from 1996.

The launch of MEASAT-1 and MEASAT-2 led to a rapid increase in Malaysian infrastructure development, both in telecommunication and broadcasting industries, including the launch of the first world’s digital Direct-To-Home (DTH) Multi-Channel TV Service, Astro.

Originally part of the Maxis Group, the satellite division became independent in 1998. Undertaking a reverse takeover of Malaysian Tobacco Company (“MTC”) in 2001, renaming the holding company MEASAT Global Bhd, and the operating Company MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd, the company came of age.

Since the launch of the first two satellites, MEASAT has been supporting the development of Malaysia’s ICT infrastructure, while expanding its regional presence. Today MEASAT operates satellites providing reach to over 145 countries, representing 80% of the world’s population. It supports customer over 145 countries and host one of the region’s strongest DTH neighbourhoods.

Measat-3A (ex. Measat 1R ) above
Launch date : 21.8.2008 . Launch postponed : The launch of the latest spacecraft Measat-3a, originally scheduled for Aug 21, has been postponed to a new date that will be announced soon, due to a technical issue at the launch site.
Measat Satellite System Sdn Bhd (Measat) said on Sunday ( August 10) that the issue was being assessed by the spacecraft's manufacturer, Orbital Sciences, to bring it back to the Orbital facility in the United States for repair.
Launched : 21.6.2009
Location : 91.5 degrees east
Main contractor : Orbital Science
Platform : STAR-2
Launch site : Baikonour
Launcher : Zenith–3SLB
Launch services : Land Launch
Transponders : 12 Ku-band and 12 C-band
Launch mass : 2,417 kg
Coverage : C-band for Asia, East Africa and the Mediterranean , Ku-band coverage for Malaysia and Indonesia
Life expectancy : 15 years
 
MEASAT 2

C-band

Ku-band

MEASAT 3

Global C-band

South East Asian beam in C-band

Ku-band Indian Beam with
additional Ku-band beams for Indonesia and Malaysia

Africasat 1

C-band #1

C-band #2

Africasat 2


C-band


Ku-band


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