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MEASAT 3a, is a Malaysian geostationary communications satellite launched on a Zenit-3SLB rocket from Baikonur on 21 June 2009 at 21:50 UT. MEASAT 3a will be placed into an orbital longitude of 91.5° E. The satellite includes 12 C-band and 12 Ku-band transponders and will provide telecommunications and video service to customers in the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, and Africa. MEASAT 3a will provide direct-to-home programming to customers in Malaysia and Indonesia. The satellite has a design life of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 35362
  • MEASAT3a

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-06-21
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SLB
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Malaysia)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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