MEASAT’s sixth satellite MEASAT-3b
MEASAT’s sixth satellite MEASAT-3b has been launched on 12 September MYT (11 September GFT). MEASAT-3b was launched to MEASAT’s key 91.5°E orbital hotslot on an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Developed by Airbus Defence and Space, MEASAT-3b is a state-of-the-art satellite with a total project cost of USD 350 million. The satellite expands and supports video and data services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia. MEASAT-3b’s 48 Ku-band transponders more than doubles the MEASAT fleet’s Ku-band transponders to 84.

At 91.5°E, MEASAT-3b will co-locate with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a to form Asia’s most robust satellite video neighborhood. The constellation of these three (3) co-located satellites will provide resiliency and back-up services for MEASAT’s core Direct-To-Home (DTH) customers.

The Ariane 5 ECA rocket carrying MEASAT-3b blasting off
at 6.05am 12 September MYT (7.05pm 11 September GFT)
The MEASAT-3b Launch Delegation at the European Spaceport,
Kourou, French Guiana