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AsiaSat 9 Satellite

August 13, 2014

Type / Application : Communication, meteorology Equipment : transponders, STORM Orbit : GEO AsiaSat 9 is a planned communications satellite of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company, which was ordered in December 2013 from SSL. Besides the communication payload, the satellite was also to host a commercial meteorology payload for GeoMetWatch Corp. The STORM (Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology) payload is a hyperspectral sensor designed to provide high-resolution soundings of atmospheric conditions, including temperature and humidity, for weather forecasting and storm tracking. It is based on NASA~s cancelled GIFTS sensor. In April 2014, it was announced, that STORM was dropped from the mission due to lack of funding. The satellite is planned to be launched in 2016 on a Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.4) booster.

Project completion date : 2016-12-31 12:00:00


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