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Milestones

Founded in 1988, AsiaSat is Asia's first privately owned regional satellite operator. Since then, the company has been dedicated to providing premium satellite services to valued partners in the Asia-Pacific region, with headquarters based in Hong Kong.

Pre-Millennium: Making History in Asia's Satellite Industry

1988

Feb

AsiaSat formally established

1990

Apr

AsiaSat 1, Asia’s first privately owned regional satellite, successfully launched

1995

Nov

Pioneered digital broadcasting in Asia with the launch of AsiaSat 2

1996

Jun

Went public and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited

1999

Mar

AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 1’s replacement, successfully launched

Post-Millennium: Building the Future

2003

Apr

AsiaSat 4 successfully launched to expand services in Asia from 122°E

2004

Jan

AsiaSat Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong in full operation

2009

Aug

AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 2’s replacement, successfully launched

2011

Nov

AsiaSat 7, AsiaSat 3S’s replacement, successfully launched

2012

May

AsiaSat Tai Po Earth Station expansion completed

2013

Dec

Commissioned AsiaSat 9, AsiaSat 4’s replacement

2014

Aug

AsiaSat 8 successfully launched to co‐locate with AsiaSat 7 at 105.5° East

2014

Sep

AsiaSat 6 successfully launched to serve Asia from 120°E

2015

Mar

AsiaSat launched new brand identity

2015

May

Carlyle became one of AsiaSat’s major shareholders