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MILESTONES

 
1st
DECADE
1988 - 1998
Making History in Asia's Satellite Industry
AsiaSat formally established in Hong Kong as Asia’s first privately-owned regional satellite operator 
A special shuttle mission retrieved the unused satellite Westar VI, later refurbished and renamed AsiaSat 1
AsiaSat 1 under refurbishment at Hughes’ manufacturing facilities in the US
The Mission Control Centre in Xichang, China - Countdown to AsiaSat 1 launch!
AsiaSat 1, Asia’s first private regional satellite successfully launched on 7 Apr 1990
Guests applauded and cheered as AsiaSat 1 successfully lifted off
Myanmar TV began service on AsiaSat 1 at 105.5°E in May 1990. 5 months after launch, AsiaSat 1 broadcast the 11th Asian Games, its first regional OU event
Star TV, the first regional satellite television in Asia, started broadcasting to 38 countries/regions on AsiaSat 1 in Aug
Pioneered digital broadcasting in Asia with the launch of AsiaSat 2 on 28 Nov 1995. Expanded AsiaSat with Ku-band capacity
Celebrating AsiaSat 2 in service on 22 Jan 1996
AsiaSat 2 commenced service at 100.5°E in Jan with Deutsche Welle launched Asia’s First Digital Satellite TV channel
AsiaSat shares commenced trading on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 19 June 1996
AsiaSat made history in Hong Kong IPO with the issue oversubscribed 100 times
2nd
DECADE
1999 - 2008
Expanding Capacity and Capability in Space and on the Ground
AsiaSat team on a charter flight to AsiaSat 3S launch in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 1’s replacement launched on 21 Mar 1999, operated at 105.5°E, Asia’s most watched orbital slot
Received an EFTNS Licence from OFTA in Jan to provide uplinking services for TV broadcast, telecom and broadband services. Expanded ground service capability has contributed to Hong Kong’s development as Asia’s telecom hub
Forged major satellite connectivity agreement with Telstra to deliver first ‘broadband via satellite’ consumer service to rural and remote homes across Australia via AsiaSat 3S Ku-band
AsiaSat 4, one of the largest satellites AsiaSat ever built, carried C, Ku FSS and BSS payloads to expand service in Asia at 122°E
Guests witnessed the AsiaSat 4 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station space launch complex in Florida, US on 11 Apr 2003
In 2003, AsiaSat pioneered IFC service in Asia through an agreement with Connexion by Boeing to provide AsiaSat 3S Ku-band capacity for in-flight broadband services on the Asia to Europe flight corridor commencing Q1 2004
AsiaSat Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong in full operation since Jan 2004
In May 2004, AsiaSat received the Fixed Carrier Licence from OFTA to further expand value added services to customers
CITICSat became the exclusive reseller of AsiaSat capacity in Mainland China to provide localised technical support and customer services following an agreement signed on 28 Nov 2008
3rd
DECADE
2009 - NOW
Forging Ahead, Leading Innovations for a Better Future
AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 2’s replacement, launched on 12 Aug 2009. At 100.5°E, it broadcast AsiaSat’s first HD channel LUXE TV in Asia
AsiaSat 7, AsiaSat 3S’s replacement, launched on 26 Nov 2011, further expanded 105.5°E’s capability in TV and aviation services
In Jun/Jul, AsiaSat delivered the first ever UHD live coverage for FIFA World Cup Brazil in Asia via AsiaSat 5
AsiaSat 8 launched on 5 Aug 2014, an all Ku-band satellite equipped with Asia’s most powerful 210-watt TWTAs
AsiaSat 6 launched on 7 Sep 2014, operates at 120°E, a new slot dedicated to pay TV broadcasting for China market
Received AsiaSat’s first US patent on “Methods and Systems for Providing High-speed Connectivity to Aircraft”
A permit received in Jan to provide video services in Mainland China via AsiaSat 6, marking AsiaSat’s re-entry into the video services market in China
AsiaSat 9 launched on 29 Sep 2017, a replacement satellite for AsiaSat 4 at 122°E offering greater power, wider coverage and higher efficiency
Received AsiaSat’s second US patent on “Methods and Systems for Improving Spectrum Utilisation for Satellite Communications"
On 3 May 2019 received a new 15-year Unified Carrier Licence (UCL) from OFCA to further expand managed service, data centre, OTT platform services for broadcast and data customers
On 14 May 2019, received the third and fourth patent on “Methods & Systems for Operating a HTS” and “Dual-band Communications Satellite System and Method” respectively