ST-2 was successfully launched into orbit on 21 May 2011 at 4.38am (Singapore time).
 
About ST-2

Further to the successful commercial operation of SingTel's ST-1 satellite since year 1998, SingTel will be operating a brand new satellite named ST-2, which will be launched in May 2011.

ST-2 will have a wide-ranging footprint of C-band and Ku-band coverage that will cover the Middle East, Central Asia, Indian sub-continent, South East Asia and Mediterranean Sea. Apart from its high powered beams, it will also offer excellent switching capabilities among different regions to provide flexibility in meeting the demand that is required by different regions.

With 20 per cent more transponder capacity and a wider coverage footprint than ST-1, ST-2 will help increase our capacity to meet growing customer demand for fixed and mobile satellite services in the Broadcast, Maritime and Oil & Gas industries.

Customer ST-2 Satellite Ventures Private Limited
Prime contractor Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mission Telecommunications
Mass Total mass at lift-off 5078.8 kg
Dry mass 1986.3 kg
Stabilization 3-axis stabilized
Dimensions 2.9  x 3.2 x 6.6 m
Span in orbit 31.6 m
Platform MELCO DS2000
Payload Ku-band and C-band transponders
On-board power 11816 W (end of life)
Life time 15 years minimum
Orbital position 88° East
Coverage area Central Asia, South-East Asia, India sub-continent Middle East and Mediterranean Sea.
"With 20 per cent more transponder capacity and a wider coverage footprint than ST-1, ST-2 will help increase our capacity to meet growing customer demand for fixed and mobile satellite services in the Broadcast, Maritime and Oil & Gas industries."
Mr. Bill Chang
Executive Vice President of Business
SingTel