MEASAT launches new satellite

June 22nd, 2009 - 9:19 UTC by Andy Sennitt

Malaysia-based MEASAT Satellite Systems has announced the successful launch this morning of the MEASAT-3a satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

When deployed after the completion of in-orbit testing, expected at the end if July 2009, MEASAT-3a will expand capacity at MEASAT’s key 91.5°E orbital location by 50 percent, providing an additional 24 transponders to the 48 transponders provided by MEASAT-3.