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Measat 3B Launch Rescheduled to September

By Rachel Scharmann | June 5, 2014

      Measat 3B satellite. Photo: Airbus

      [Via Satellite 06-05-2014] Measat rescheduled the launch of its Measat 3B satellite to September 2014 from the previously arranged date of June 6, 2014. The satellite will remain in storage at the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana prior to launch.

      The postponement was first announced when Optus Networks informed launch provider Arianespace that its co-passenger satellite Optus 10 required further verifications.

      Measat 3B will provide expanded Direct-to-Home (DTH) and Very-Small-Aperture-Terminal (VSAT) services across Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia at the orbital slot 91.5 degrees east. The satellite will co-locate with Measat 3 and Measat 3A to more than double the company’s Ku-band capacity at this location.