AsiaSat 9, the most powerful member of the AsiaSat fleet, is fully operational at 122 degrees East following successful migration of all services from AsiaSat 4, delivering enhanced power, greater bandwidth and improved efficiency to customers for advanced DTH, TV distribution, VSAT broadband and mobility services across the Asia-Pacific.
“Our brand new AsiaSat 9 now carries the most powerful and widest C-band coverage, and multiple dedicated Ku-band beams over key Asian markets at our prime orbital slot of 122 degrees East,” said Andrew Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat. “We are extremely pleased that with AsiaSat 9’s innovative features and significant enhancements in power and coverage, we are making a positive step forward in providing more cost efficient and higher quality services to our customers with even better entertainment, information and communication services across the region.”
The new AsiaSat 9 features significant upgrades, including Asia’s highest powered 110 watt C-band amplifiers, special filter design, star tracker and hall-effect thrusters that generate higher efficiency, enhanced stability and reliability in network operations. In addition, AsiaSat 9’s three new Ku-band Myanmar, Indonesia and Mongolia beams, and two enhanced Ku-band beams serving Australasia and East Asia provide high downlink power up to 55 dBW that allows use of small antennas for more cost effective roll out of customers’ networks.