Andrew Jordan

“We are pleased to achieve this key milestone with our largest-ever satellite ready to be shipped to the Baikonur launch site. AsiaSat 9's additional capacity and high-performance coverage will provide the path for our continued growth and ever better service to our customers.”

Andrew Jordan,
President and Chief Executive Officer,
AsiaSat

After the successful conclusion of AsiaSat's Satellite Pre-Ship Review (SPSR) meeting with Space Systems Loral (SSL), both AsiaSat and SSL have agreed on AsiaSat 9 shipment to the launch site. During the meeting, performance data of the spacecraft was critically reviewed along with the launch mission and in-orbit-test.

AsiaSat 9 is a replacement satellite for AsiaSat 4 at 122E longitude. AsiaSat 9 is a SSL 1300E satellite equipped with 28 C-band and 32 Ku-band transponders, and a Ka-band payload. The satellite will provide enhanced C-band coverage over Asia, Australasia, and the Pacific region, as well as customized Ku-band beams for Australasia, East Asia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Mongolia. AsiaSat 9 will be launched by an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.