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AsiaSat 6 takes off from Cape

asiasat 6 launchAsia Satellite Tecommunications’ latest satellite, AsiaSat 6, has taken off from Cape Canaveral on board a SpaceX Falcom 9 launcher.

The latest AsiaSat launch follows that of AsiaSat 8 on August 5.

AsiaSat 6, based on Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform, will be positioned at 120° East. With 28 high-powered C-band transponders, the satellite offers two beams, one global beam and one regional beam for a broad range of video distribution and broadband network services in the Asia-Pacific region.

“This year marks a major milestone for AsiaSat. The addition of AsiaSat 6 to AsiaSat’s expanding fleet of five in-orbit satellites including the new AsiaSat 8 significantly enhances our capability to offer a wider range of transponder capacity to our clients,” said William Wade, president and CEO of AsiaSat.

“We thank the SpaceX, Space Systems/Loral and the AsiaSat team for their dedication and professionalism in achieving this successful launch. We look forward to offering more quality satellite services on AsiaSat 6 to serve the fast growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.”