Astro books 18 transponders on Measat-3b
May 28, 2012
By Chris Forrester
Malaysia’s newest satellite Measat-3b isn’t due for launch until late next year but that hasn’t stopped Measat’s sister company Astro DTH reserving 18 transponders on the craft.
Astro’s order is for the full anticipated 15-year life of the satellite. The order also means that Measat-3b is now 50 per cent full.
Astrium is building the craft, which will have 48 Ku-band transponders for DTH use.