“We are very pleased for our MEASAT customer that the satellite
deployment was successful and that the early in-orbit tests are
progressing well,” said Mr.
The MEASAT-3a satellite is the fourth communications spacecraft in
MEASAT’s in-orbit fleet. It will provide C-band communications services
Orbital is the world leader in the market for smaller, more affordable
GEO communications satellites. Orbital’s highly successful communication
satellites are based on the company’s STAR platform that provides up to
7.5 kilowatts of payload power. Orbital currently has nine additional
GEO spacecraft in various stages of design, production and testing at
The company’s commercial communications satellite business is in addition to Orbital’s long-established presence in the market for civil government space- and Earth-science satellites and its rapidly growing position in the national security space systems market.
Orbital develops and manufactures small- and medium-class rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers. The company’s primary products are satellites and launch vehicles, including low-Earth orbit, geosynchronous-Earth orbit and planetary spacecraft for communications, remote sensing, scientific and defense missions; human-rated space systems for Earth-orbit, lunar and other missions; ground- and air-launched rockets that deliver satellites into orbit; and missile defense systems that are used as interceptor and target vehicles. Orbital also provides satellite subsystems and space-related technical services to government agencies and laboratories.
More information about Orbital can be found at http://www.orbital.com
Note to Editors: High-resolution images of the MEASAT-3a satellite in testing (photo) and in orbit (artist rendering) can be downloaded from Orbital’s web site at: http://www.orbital.com/NewsInfo/ImagesMultimedia/Images/SatelliteSpaceSystems/index.shtml
Orbital Sciences Corporation
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