Satellite operator AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 9 satellite is now fully operational at its 122° East orbital slot, following the migration of all services from the AsiaSat 4 craft.
The new satellite provides greater power, bandwidth and improved efficiency for DTH and other TV viewers across its Asia Pacific footprint.
It brings a number of upgraded features, including what the operator describes as Asia’s highest powered 110-watt C-band amplifiers, a special filter design, star tracker and hall-effect thrusters that generate higher efficiency, enhanced stability and reliability in network operations. In addition, AsiaSat 9 provides three new Ku-band beams targeting Myanmar, Indonesia and Mongolia, and two enhanced Ku-band beams serving Australasia and East Asia. According to the operator, these provide high downlink power up to 55 dBW that allows use of small antennas for more cost effective roll out of customers’ networks.
“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 CEO 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.”