APT to expand APSTAR fleet by ordering APSTAR-9 satellite

apstar-pic1APT Satellite Company Limited entered into an agreement with CGWIC to procure APSTAR-9 communication satellite.

APSTAR-9 is based on DFH-4 series platform provided by CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation).  APSTAR-9 will be located at 142E orbital slot to replace APSTAR-9A satellite.  APSTAR-9 is equipped with 32 C-band and 14 Ku-band transponders. C-band transponder consists of one broad beam for Asia Pacific region and one enhanced beam for South East Asia, suitable for video broadcast, VSAT networks and cellular backhaul services, Ku-band will cover West Pacific and East India Ocean region, providing DTH, VSAT, maritime and inflight connectivity services.

APSTAR-9 satellite will be launched in Q3-Q4 of 2015.

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