July 22, 2022 – Following the launch of MEASAT-3d on 22 June 2022 from Kourou, French Guiana, MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”), Malaysia’s premier satellite operator, has successfully completed in-orbit testing for the MEASAT-3d satellite today, ahead of schedule. MEASAT-3d, the company’s latest and most advanced satellite has now entered commercial service, after its handover by Airbus Defence and Space. MEASAT-3d, a multi-mission satellite with a planned lifespan of more than 18 years, carries C-band and Ku-band payloads for video and Direct-to-Home (DTH) services and a high-throughput multiple spot beam Ka-band payload optimized to deliver high-speed broadband internet communications for Malaysia; even for users in the most remote areas of the country. The satellite also hosts a Q/V band payload, the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, allowing MEASAT to study radio frequency propagation effects in high rainfall regions like Malaysia, to enable the design of its next generation satellites. In addition, MEASAT-3d also carries an innovative hosted payload for KTSAT which will be used for the Korean Augmentation Satellite System (KASS) to enhance accuracy and reliability of GPS signals for airplanes, increasing airline flight safety in South Korea. MEASAT-3d is co-located with MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b at the 91.5°E orbital slot – MEASAT’s key video neighbourhood, to form one of the region’s most powerful and robust orbital locations with unrivalled in-orbit redundancy and expansion capacity.