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AsiaSat 6 Successfully Lifts Off !

The AsiaSat 6 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle successfully lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, U.S.A. at Hong Kong Time 1:00 p.m. (1:00 a.m. EDT or Cape Canaveral local time) on the 7th of September.

AsiaSat 6 Completed Encapsulation

The AsiaSat 6 spacecraft completed encapsulation into its payload fairing. Built by SSL, the spacecraft is ready for mating with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, targeting for launch from Cape Canaveral next week.

AsiaSat Gets Ready for Second Launch of the Month !

Final preparations are in progress for the launch of AsiaSat 6 , following AsiaSat 8’s successful liftoff on 5 August by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA.

AsiaSat 8 Successfully Lifts Off !

AsiaSat 8 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle successfully lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, U.S.A. at Hong Kong Time 4:00 p.m. (4:00 a.m. EDT or Cape Canaveral local time) on the 5th of August.

AsiaSat 8 Ready to Go !

Launch readiness review of AsiaSat 8 among AsiaSat, SpaceX and SSL completed today. All systems are reported “go” for launch on 5 August at 1:25 p.m. HKT (1:25 a.m. EDT).

AsiaSat 8 Launch Enters Final Countdown !

AsiaSat 8 launch’s final countdown has begun.

AsiaSat 8 Completed Encapsulation

The AsiaSat 8 spacecraft completed encapsulation into its payload fairing. The fairing stands 17.1’ (5.2m) in diameter and 43’ (13.1m) tall, ready for mating with Falcon 9, a two-stage rocket built by SpaceX.

AsiaSat 8 News Getting More Eyeballs !

AsiaSat 8 featured on the Reuters sign in Times Square NYC following its safe arrival at the Cape Canaveral launch base in Florida, USA. The sign reaches more than 1.5 million people per day!

Get Ready to Watch World Cup Live in 4K on AsiaSat 5 !

With 4 times the resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) of the current HDTV and up to 60 frames per second, 4K aims to take you to Rio!

Major Milestones Achieved for AsiaSat 8 Launch in Q2 2014

AsiaSat took a major step towards the launch of AsiaSat 8 in Q2 2014 with the successful completion of Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) tests earlier this month. The integrated spacecraft’s antenna and payload performance measured through these tests demonstrated compliance with all specifications.