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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.

AsiaSat Delivers Live Winter Olympics Multilateral HD Feeds

AsiaSat 5 , Asia’s prime sports content distribution platform, is delivering live multilateral HD feeds for the coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia till the closing ceremony on 23 February.

Live 4K Demonstration via AsiaSat 3S

Live 4K Ultra HD content delivery was demonstrated over AsiaSat satellite. Vibrant video content delivered by AsiaSat 3S from AsiaSat’s Tai Po Earth Station was displayed on a 84” 4K TV to attendees at the 4K Technology Seminar organised by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co. Ltd. Technology Centre at its new Master Control Centre in Hong Kong.

AsiaSat 6 and 8 Readying for Launch in Q2 2014

AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 have successfully completed thermal vacuum testing, a major program milestone to verify spacecraft performance and functionality in an environment simulating space.