|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
4 years and 21 days (in progress)
|Spacecraft type||SSL 1300|
|Launch mass||6,141 kg (13,539 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||28 September 2017,|
|Rocket||Proton-M / Briz-M|
|Launch site||Baikonur, Site 200/39|
|Contractor||Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center|
|Entered service||November 2017|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Bandwidth||36 MHz and 54 MHz|
|Coverage area||Asia, Australia, New Zealand|
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), announced in December 2013 that it has been chosen by AsiaSat, to build the AsiaSat 9 communications satellite. AsiaSat 9 was built by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. The satellite carries 28 C-band transponders and 32 Ku-band and is positioned at a longitude of 122° East, providing coverage over southern Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Krunichev by International Launch Services (ILS) was contracted to launch AsiaSat 9 using a Proton-M / Briz-M launch vehicle. The launch took place from Site 200/39 at the Baikonur, on 28 September 2017, at 18:52:16 UTC. It replaces AsiaSat 4.