AsiaSat of Hong Kong says that its AsiaSat 9 satellite has arrived on station at 122 degrees East following its launch on September 29th by an ILS Proton M rocket from Kazakhstan.
The satellite was built by Space Systems/Loral and carries 28 C-band transponders, 32 Ku-band and some Ka-band transponders. It was ordered December 2013.
The new satellite has undergone in-orbit testing, and will replace AsiaSat 4 at the position.
AsiaSat 9 will provide additional capacity, enhanced power and coverage for DTH, video distribution, private networks and broadband services across the Asia-Pacific region including Australia and New Zealand. Its 5 Ku-band beams include an Australasia beam and dedicated coverage for East Asia Indonesia, Mongolia and Myanmar.