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Launch of APSTAR-7: ME capacity available

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Eric Johnston
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Apr 5th, 2012 at 1:54pm  
76.5 deg east orbit location.

Ku band Coverage includes: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Middle East
Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan.


APSTAR-7 is an advanced telecommunications satellite based on Spacebus 4000 C2 of Thales Alenia Space France (TASF) with a lift-off mass of 5054kg and a design lifetime over 15 years. The satellite has 56 operational transponders (28 in C-band and 28 in Ku-band) onboard, and will replace the current APSTAR-2R satellite at 76.5°East Longitude.

APSTAR-7 satellite’s C-band global beam covers Asia, Africa, Australia and part of Europe and its multiple Ku-band beams, including China Beam, Middle East & North Africa Beam, Africa Beam and a Steerable Spot Beam are able to provide in-beam and cross-beam broadcast and telecommunication services.

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