Measat-3d and GSat-24 lofted by Arianespace

An Ariane 5 launcher has successfully lofted geostationary satellites for Malaysia’s Measat and  the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) that will provide broadband and TV services over their respective regions.

The Measat-3d and GSat-24 satellites were successfully launched by Arianespace from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana.

Measat-3d, to be co-located with Measat-3a and Measat-3b in the 91.5° East orbital slot, is a multi-mission telecommunications satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space. It will deliver broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps per user in areas with limited or no terrestrial network throughout Malaysia, while continuing to provide redundancy and additional capacity for video distribution in HD, 4K, and ultimately 8K in the Asia-Pacific region.

MEASAT-3d will also carry a new kind of payload on behalf of the Korean operator KTSAT to improve air traffic control in South Korea.

GSAT-24 is a Ku-band satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) that will provide television, telecommunications and broadcasting services across India. According to Arianespace it will be the first ‘demand-driven’ communications satellite mission undertaken by NSIL.

“With this Ariane 5 mission, Arianespace is honored to support the ambitions of two key actors in the Asia-Pacific region: Measat, the leading Malaysian satellite operator and NewSpace India Limited, a Government of India company within the Department of Space (DOS) acting in concert with the Indian Space Agency ISRO,” said Stéphane Israël, CEO of Arianespace.

“With the orbiting of both Measat-3d, the fourth satellite that we’ve launched for the benefit of Malaysia, and GSAT-24, the 25th Indian satellite we’ve delivered for them, we are affirming our long term partnership with these two great actors.”


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