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MEASAT 2 (Malaysia East Asia Satellite 2) was a geostationary communications satellite designed to provide 12 years of both direct-to-user television service in Malaysia and general communications services in the region from Malaysia to the Philippines and from Beijing to Indonesia. It had 11 active transponders in Ku-band (uplink 13.75 - 14.45 GHz, downlink 10.960-11.700 GHz). Eight of these used 95-watt traveling-wave amplifiers, and three had 62 watts. There were also six active transponders in C-band (uplink 5.925-6.425 GHz, downlink 3.700-4.200 GHz), powered by 12-watt solid-state amplifiers. It was located at 148 degrees E.

Alternate Names

  • 24653
  • Malaysia East Asia Sat 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-11-13
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 886 kg

Funding Agency

  • Binariang Sdn Bhd, Malaysia (Malaysia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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