Measat-3d Ka-band payload gives operator Measat a defense against incoming LEOs and big GEO fleets

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Malaysian satellite fleet operator Measat took delivery of the quadruple-payload Measat-3d satellite, becoming the second South East Asian country, after Indonesia, to mount a local challenge to the imminent arrival of global broadband capacity from well-capitalized U.S. companies.

Launched June 22 aboard a European Ariane 5 rocket and built by Airbus Defence and Space, Measat-3d has an expected service life of 18 years in geostationary orbit and will operate alongside Measat-3a and Measat-3b from 91.5 degrees east in . . .

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