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Double success for Arianespace

An Ariane 5 rocket successfully orbited two satellites at 18.50pm local time on June 22nd from the French Guiana spaceport. MEASAT-3d for the Malaysian operator and GSAT-24 for India’s Space Research Organisation were the rocket’s two passengers in what was the first Ariane launch this year. “Mission VA257 will improve broadband coverage in the Asia-Pacific […]

June 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

MEASAT-3d ready for launch

Airbus-built MEASAT-3d telecommunications satellite is in Kourou, French Guiana and is ready for its launch on an Ariane 5 on June 22nd 2022. MEASAT-3d is the 57th E3000 satellite built by Airbus and will be positioned at the 91.5°E orbital slot and collocated with MEASAT-3b, also built by Airbus. This new satellite will significantly enhance […]

June 14, 2022

Measat-3d and India’s GSAT-24 satellites readied

Measat’s latest satellite, its 3d ‘triple payload’ with Ku, Ka, C-band and even L-band on board, is due to launch on June 22nd. Also on board the Arianespace rocket will be India’s GSAT-24. The Arianespace launch, from Kourou in French Guiana, will be the first of the year. Arianespace’s Mission VA257 will help improve the […]

April 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES takes #1 WTA spot

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has revealed its annual rankings for Top teleport Operator of 2021. SES, headquartered in Luxembourg but with other important teleports in Europe and the US, takes the Number 1 spot. WTA says its annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: ITV, Eutelsat are takeover targets

Bloomberg, in what investment bank Exane/BNPP describes as an “informal survey”, has suggested that Eutelsat and ITV are “most likely takeover” candidates. The bank suggests that ITV has been in the Bloomberg poll fairly frequently over the past ten years. Other companies named as possible takeover targets include KPN, Telecom Italia, Invit, Nokia, ProSiebenSat. 1 […]

January 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Measat, Azercosmos beam to Africa

Azercosmos is to use its powerful C-band beams that cover most of Africa to provide satellite services. The company is working with Malaysia’s Measat to use the Azerspace-1 craft which operates from 46 degrees East for the service. The pair say that under the agreement with Measat, Azercosmos will provide the continued seamless distribution of […]

January 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

AVIA: Satellite remains vital for video distribution

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted its annual Satellite Industry Forum recently as a virtual conference, to end off the Asia Video Summit umbrella of events this year. The Forum opened with a look at Satellite Trends and Forecasts Post-Covid with Caleb Henry, Senior Analyst, Quilty Analytics. The traditional satcom industry continues to be […]

November 25, 2021

Global Trekker joins Measat’s HD service

Measat Satellite Systems has announced an agreement with Rock Entertainment Holdings for the distribution of Global Trekker HD via Measat-3a satellite. The channel joins Measat’s HD video neighbourhood at 91.5°E for viewers across Asia Pacific. Global Trekker is a premium channel which features a broad range of content that broadens one’s mind, heart, and soul. […]

November 2, 2021

Measat-3 ‘ran out of fuel’

The decision to place failed satellite Measat-3 into a graveyard orbit seems inevitable given that sources suggest the spacecraft ran out of its essential station-keeping fuel. Insurance experts say the in-orbit failure will result in an insurance claim of some $45 million.  Measat, and the satellite’s builder Boeing, are still investigating the failure which first […]

August 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Measat-3 continues to drift

Malaysia’s Measat-3, still uncontrollably drifting westward in the geostationary arc, remains under continuous telemetry despite its anomaly. Boeing is investigating what might be the root cause of the problem which occurred on June 21st. Meanwhile, almost all of its broadcast channels and customers have been reassigned capacity on other Measat or third-party satellites. Space monitoring […]

July 19, 2021By Chris Forrester