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AsiaSat 5



AsiaSat 5 was launched on a Proton M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage from Baikonur on 11 August 2009 at 19:47 UT. From a geosynchronous orbit at 100.5 degrees E longitude, AsiaSat 5 will provide communications services to customers in East and South Asia. The satellite carries 14 Ku-band and 26 C-band transponders and has an expected life span of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 35696
  • AsiaSat5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-08-11
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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