APT successfully launched its first satellite, APSTAR-1, in 1994. Since then, APT has experienced extensive growth, and operates five on-orbit satellites, providing coverage over Asia, Oceania, and parts of the Pacific Ocean that extends as far out as Hawaii. The APT satellite fleet comprises of APSTAR-1, APSTAR-1A, APSTAR-IIR, APSTAR-V and APSTAR-VI. All of the APSTAR satellites are built upon the latest and most reliable satellite platforms, and carry high performance payload to meet market demands, providing high quality transponder services for the broadcasting and telecommunications client within Asia Pacific region. APT currently provides C-band and Ku-band transponder services to satisfy the needs and demands of various customers.
APSTAR-V and APSTAR-VI epitomizes the new generation of high-power and high-reliability communication satellites. Given their outstanding performance, they are able to provide excellent quality of service to our broadcasting and telecommunications customers. Both APSTAR-V and APSTAR-VI C-band and Ku-band transponders provide broad coverage and optimal power to support such uses as TV program broadcasting, live satellite TV feeds, news gathering, corporate VSAT networks, distance learning, data broadcasting, internet backbone, broadband Internet access, cellular backhaul, etc. APSTAR-V and APSTAR-VI are separated in their orbital positions by 4 degrees longitude. Their close proximity allows for a good backup configuration in case of contingency. These satellites also possess high priority of orbital slot filing, as well as being able to aggregate broadcasting neighborhood effect over Greater China Area. These advantages guarantee the service integrity and reliability of our customer service transmissions and their cost-worthiness.