AsiaSat 7 successfully launched

AsiaSat 7 was successfully launched at 03:10 Hong Kong time on Saturday via an ILS Proton Breeze M launcher from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

AsiaSat 7 is a new generation satellite designed to replace AsiaSat 3S at the orbital location of 105.5° East. The satellite carries 28 C-band and 17 Ku-band transponders, and a Ka-band payload. Its region-wide high power C-band beam covers Asia, the Middle East, Australasia and Central Asia, with Ku-band beams serving East Asia, South Asia and a steerable Ku-band beam.