MEASAT-3b before launch.
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorMEASAT Satellite Systems (2014-present)
Trans Media (2016-present)
COSPAR ID2014-054B
SATCAT no.40147
Mission durationPlanned: 15 years, elapsed: 7 years, 2 months and 24 days
Spacecraft properties
BusEurostar E3000
(now Airbus Defence and Space)
Launch mass5,897 kilograms (13,001 lb)
Power16,000 watts
Start of mission
Launch date11 September 2014, 22:05 (2014-09-11UTC22:05Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5 ECA VA218
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
SlotMEASAT 91.5°E
Perigee altitude35,789.7 kilometres (22,238.7 mi)
Apogee altitude35,798.4 kilometres (22,244.1 mi)
Inclination0.0 degrees
Period1436.1 minutes
Epoch3 October 2017, 17:03:34 UTC
Band48 Ku band
Bandwidth36 megahertz
Coverage areaMalaysia, Indonesia, South Asia and Australia
TWTA power130 watts
EIRP61 decibel-watts (Malaysia Beam), 56 decibel-watts (Indonesia Beam), 55.8 decibel-watts (South Asia Beam), 54.7 decibel-watts (Australia Beam)

MEASAT-3b is a communications satellite which MEASAT and Trans Media operates in geosynchronous orbit at 91.5 degrees east longitude, co-located with MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a, with orbital period of 1436.1 minutes and orbital speed of ~3.08 km/s (~1.914 mi/s).[1] It was built by Astrium (now Airbus Defence and Space), based on the Eurostar spacecraft platform, with an investment of approximately MYR1.25bn ($370m), and the 5th MEASAT satellite in orbit.[2] Its weigh 5,897 kilograms at liftoff and is 6.6 by 2.8 by 2.3 meters in dimensions in its stowed config and spanned across 39.4m in orbit.[3][4] It is three-axis stabilized and has 48 Ku band transponder, more than double the current Ku-band capacity operated by MEASAT, which are used for the expansion of video and data services and enhances support to Asia's premium direct-to-home (DTH) and video distribution neighbourhood across Malaysia, South Asia (India), Indonesia and Australia, serving more than 18 million households. It has been designed to support a fourth market.[5] Australian satellite operator NewSat Ltd. (now part of SpeedCast Australia Pty Limited) announced in February 2012, that an undisclosed number of Ku-band transponders will be leases and marketed as Jabiru 2. Its mission duration lasted more than 15 years. MEASAT-3b technical frequency EIRP test are available in LyngSat website.[6]


It was launched on 12 September 2014, 06:05 MYT from Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Center) at Kourou in French Guiana at ELA-3 launch site, aboard the Ariane 5 ECA rocket. The launch was announced in national news article and television few hours later after successful launch.[7][8][9][10] It reached orbital epoch on 3 October 2017, 17:03:34 UTC.[11]


  1. ^ "Technical details for satellite MEASAT 3B". - Real Time Satellite Tracking and Predictions. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  2. ^ "MEASAT-3b Communication Satellite". Aerospace Technology. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  3. ^ "Measat-3b (Jabiru 2) – Spacecraft & Satellites". Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  4. ^ "Lanzamiento de la misión VA218 del Ariane 5 (Measat-3b y OPTUS 10) | Astronáutica | Eureka". Eureka (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  5. ^ "MEASAT 3b (Jabiru 2)". Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  6. ^ "Measat 3b at 91.5°E - LyngSat". Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  7. ^ Tariq, Qishin (2014-09-12). "Malaysia's Measat-3b satellite successfully launched into space - Nation | The Star Online". Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  8. ^ Ten, Marilyn (2014-09-12). "Measat-3b satellite successfully launched". BorneoPost Online | Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  9. ^ Astro Awani (2014-09-11), Measat - 3B dilancarkan, retrieved 2017-10-03
  10. ^ beritanasionalrtm rasmi (2014-09-12), PELACARAN MEASAT 3b [12 Sept 2014], retrieved 2017-10-03
  11. ^ "Track MEASAT-3B at 91.4°E and view detailed satellite position data". Retrieved 2017-10-03.

External links

  • MEASAT official site