AsiaSat 5 Enters Service
September 22, 2009 | Staff Writer

The AsiaSat 5 satellite has entered into commercial service, AsiaSat announced Sept. 21.
AsiaSat 5, a Space Systems/Loral 1300 satellite, is located at 100.5 degrees East, where it will replace AsiaSat 2. Transfer of traffic from AsiaSat 2 to AsiaSat 5 will be completed over the next few weeks, AsiaSat said.
AsisSat 5 has 26 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders and will provide video and news distribution and contribution services as well as governments and corporations for VSAT network services for private broadcasters.