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|
|Mass||Total mass at lift-off 5078.8 kg
Dry mass 1986.3 kg
|Dimensions||2.9 x 3.2 x 6.6 m|
|Span in orbit||31.6 m|
|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.|