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Measat-3a Launched by Land Launch Rocket

By | June 23, 2009

      [Satellite Today 06-23-09] Sea Launch placed the Measat-3a satellite in orbit June 21 using a Zenit-3SLB Land Launch vehicle for Measat Satellite Systems, Sea Launch announced June 22.
          Measat-3a, built by Orbital Sciences and developed with Intelsat, is set for a final orbital position at 91.5 degrees East orbital slot, where it will provide an additional 24 transponders and expand Measat’s direct-to-home, broadcasting and telecommunications capacity by 50 percent in Malaysia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.
      In-orbit testing of the satellite is expected to run through July.