AsiaSat

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Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd.
Industry Satellite communication
Founded 1988
Headquarters Hong Kong
Website www.asiasat.com

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (commonly AsiaSat, SEHK1135) is a commercial operator of communication spacecraft. AsiaSat is based in Hong Kong with two major shareholders, CITIC (34.8 per cent) and General Electric (34.1 per cent).


Launch history[edit]

This is a list of AsiaSat satellites (Both launched & planned).

AsiaSat satellites
Satellite Launch Date
(UTC)
Rocket Launch Site Contractor Longitude Status Notes Ref.
AsiaSat 1 7 April 1990 China Long March 3 China Xichang LC-3 China CASC Decommissioned Launched as Westar 6 on Space Shuttle mission STS-41B, became stranded in orbit, was retrieved by Space Shuttle mission STS-51A in November 1984, sold to AsiaSat.
AsiaSat 2 28 November 1995 China Long March 2E China Xichang LC-2 China CASC 100.5° East Decommissioned
AsiaSat 3 24 December 1997 Russia Proton-K / DM-2M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/23 Russia United States ILS 105.5° East (intended)
158° West (1998)
62° West (1999-2002)
Decommissioned Transferred to Hughes Global Services
AsiaSat 3S 21 March 1999 Russia Proton-K / DM-2M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 81/23 Russia United States ILS 105.5° East In Service Replaced AsiaSat 1 in May 1999. [1]
AsiaSat 4 12 April 2003 United States Atlas IIIB United States Cape Canaveral LC-36B Russia United States ILS 122° East In Service [2]
AsiaSat 5 11 August 2009 Russia Proton-M / Briz-M Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 Russia United States ILS 100.5° East In Service A replacement satellite for AsiaSat 2 [3]
AsiaSat 6 2014 (Planned) United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX 120° East Planned [4]
AsiaSat 7 25 November 2011 Russia Proton-M / Briz-M Enhanced Kazakhstan Baikonur Site 200/39 Russia United States ILS 105.5° East In Service To replace AsiaSat 3S at the orbital location of 105.5° East in late 2014. [5]
AsiaSat 8 2014 (Planned) United States Falcon 9 v1.1 United States Cape Canaveral SLC-40 United States SpaceX 105.5° East Planned AsiaSat satellite with multiple Ku beams. [6]
AsiaSat 9 2016 (Planned) Planned In December 2013, AsiaSat has also commissioned AsiaSat 9, expected to be launched in 2016. [7]
AsiaSat G Planned

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AsiaSat 3S". AsiaSat. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "AsiaSat 4". AsiaSat. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "AsiaSat 5". AsiaSat. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "AsiaSat 6". AsiaSat. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "AsiaSat 7". AsiaSat. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "AsiaSat 8". AsiaSat. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "AsiaSat: About Us". AsiaSat. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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