AsiaSat 9

Summary

AsiaSat 9
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorAsiaSat
COSPAR ID2017-057A
SATCAT no.42942
Websitehttps://www.asiasat.com
Mission duration15 years (planned)
4 years and 21 days (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftAsiasat 9
Spacecraft typeSSL 1300
BusLS-1300
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass6,141 kg (13,539 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date28 September 2017,
18:52:16 UTC
RocketProton-M / Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 200/39
ContractorKhrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Entered serviceNovember 2017
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[1]
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude122° East
Transponders
Band60 transponders:
28 C-band
32 Ku-band
Bandwidth36 MHz and 54 MHz
Coverage areaAsia, Australia, New Zealand
 

AsiaSat 6 / Thaicom 7 is a geostationary communications satellite which is operated by the Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) and was launched into orbit on 28 September 2017.

Satellite description

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.[2][3] The satellite carries 28 C-band transponders and 32 Ku-band and is positioned at a longitude of 122° East,[4] providing coverage over southern Asia, Australia and New Zealand.[5]

Launch

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.

See also

References

  1. ^ "ASIASAT 9". N2YO.com. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ "AsiaSat 9". Space Systems/Loral. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter (27 February 2018). "AsiaSat 9". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Satellite Fleet - AsiaSat 9". AsiaSat. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Asiasat 9". SatBeams. Retrieved 6 May 2021.