Satellite Measat 2 (Malaysia East Asia Sat 2) of MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Measat 2 (Malaysia East Asia Sat 2)
Country of Operator/Owner Malaysia
Operator/Owner MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 148.00
Perigee (km) 35782
Apogee (km) 35791
Eccentricity 0.0001067451045509
Inclination (degrees) 1.09
Period (minutes) 1436.12
Launch Mass (kg.) 1450
Dry Mass (kg.) 650
Power (watts) 1,200 (BOL)
Date of Launch 14-11-1996
Expected Lifetime 11.5 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 44L
COSPAR Number 1996-063B
NORAD Number 24653
Comments Brought back from retirement 9/11, highly inclined. Digital video and audio broadcasting, international and domestic VSAT and telecommunication services as well as high-speed Internet access; 6 C-band, 9 Ku-band; Malaysia and neighboring countries.


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