he Malaysia East Asia Satellite (MEASAT) program is a two-satellite system which will spearhead the nation's entry into the exclusive world community of communications satellite owners and operators. MEASAT falls under the category of new generation satellites which are specially designed for both broadcasting and communication services. Carrying an advanced hybrid payload designed for digital applications, MEASAT will provide an ideal medium to link Malaysians internally and to their East Asian neighbors.
Being a regional satellite system, MEASAT is particularly suited for the region's needs. The VSAT technology using MEASAT also opens the door to simultaneous transmission of video, data and voice over a single line. From its orbital slot 91.5 degrees East, the footprints of MEASAT will cover most of East Asia, including Northern Australia, Hong Kong, India, Kampuchea, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, parts of Southern China and Malaysia.
MEASAT-1 was launched into orbit from the European space port of Kourou in French Guiana, South America. The Ariane-4 is the launch vehicle used to deploy MEASAT-1 onto geosynchronous orbit 36 000 kilometers above the equator. Telemetry, tracking and control of the satellites will be from the MEASAT Satellite Control Center located in Pulau Langkawi, an island off the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, identified as the nation's aerospace center.
Date of Issue : January, 1996
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