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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

Measat-3 satellite lost?

Malaysia’s Measat-3 satellite is believed to be a total loss and is drifting in an uncontrolled orbit through the geostationary arc. It might now be a ‘zombie satellite’ and start causing problems for other satellites in its path. Its nominal position was at 91.5 degrees East. It is already at 86.4 degrees East on July […]

July 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

Astro’s Measat-3 still suffering

Measat is still experiencing issues with its Measat-3 craft according to local reports. Even though core DTH services were restored on June 24th (having gone dark on June 21st), Measat said it needed more time to fully stabilise the satellite’s signals. The Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says the problem was understood to be […]

June 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Malaysia’s Astro suffers DTH outage

Malaysia’s Astro is suffering the loss of transponder signals on certain channels. The broadcaster said only that it needed more time to fully restore its DTH transmissions. “Astro has been informed by our satellite provider [Measat] that they require more time to fully rectify the satellite signal and channels,” the company said. “Astro regrets to […]

June 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Industry lauds Malaysia piracy clampdown

In what has been described as a landmark decision, the Intellectual Property High Court in Kuala Lumpur has declared that the sale, offer for sale, distribution and/or supply of TV Boxes or illicit streaming devices (ISDs) that can provide unauthorised access to copyrighted works, constitutes copyright infringement under the Copyright Act 1987. The action in […]

May 24, 2021By Colin Mann