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Measat 1R

Previously known as Measat 4, now called Measat 3A


Designation 35362 / 09032A
Launch date 21 Jun 2009
Country of origin Malaysia
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 91.5°E
Launch vehicle Zenit Land Launch #3

Initially planned for launch in 2007. Satellite worth $70 million.

Tested at 91.4°E Went operational in July 2009.

In August 2008, the satellite was damaged during pre-flight processing at the launch base in Kazakhstan and had to be sent back to the US for repairs.

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage (dBW)

C-band semi-global
Ku-band Indonesia beam
Ku-band: Malaysia beam


Prime contractor OSC
Platform Star-2
Mass at launch 2366 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 3600 W
Design lifetime 15 years

Has 3 antennas.


Main transponders 12
Backup transponders
Power 60 W
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage global single beam covering Eastern Africa, The Middle East, Asia and Australia
EIRP max 41 dBW
G/T max +0.8 dB/K
Polarization linear
Frequencies Uplink: 5.925-6.425 GHz
Downlink: 3.700-4200 GHz


Main transponders 12
Backup transponders
Power 120 W
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage Indonesian beam
Malaysian beam
EIRP max Malaysian: 58 dBW
Indonesian: 55 dBW
G/T max Malaysian: +12.7 dB/K
Indonesian: +9.6 dB/K
Polarization linear
Frequencies uplink: 13.75-14.25 GHz
downlink: 12.20-12.50 GHz

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