jeudi 28 septembre 2017

ILS Proton Launches ASIASAT 9

ILS - Proton-M / ASIASAT 9 Mission poster.

Sept. 28, 2017

ILS Proton-M carrying ASIASAT 9 launch

A Proton-M launch vehicle, with a Briz-M upper stage (Breeze M), launched the AsiaSat-9 communications satellite (6140 kg) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 28 September 2017, at 18:52 UTC (00:52 on 29 September 2017 in Baikonur).

AsiaSat 9 launched by Proton-M

AsiaSat 9, AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite, is designed to deliver significantly improved power and higher bandwidth usage to generate higher efficiency for customers’ services. It is a replacement satellite for AsiaSat 4 at 122°E with multiple C, Ku and Ka-Band payloads.

AsiaSat 9 satellite

It carries the world’s first dedicated Ku-band Myanmar beam, new Ku-band beams for Indonesia and Mongolia, in addition to two enhanced Ku-band beams serving Australasia and East Asia and a wider high-power C-band coverage across the Asia-Pacific region. The five Ku-band beams onboard AsiaSat 9 are equipped with cross-strap beam switching capability to provide flexible coverage.

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