Coverage

We have put in place an end-to-end technology infrastructure for China and the rest of Asia, which includesthe exclusive use of the 40 MHz L-band spectrum and a 105E geostationary orbital slot covering the region’s 4.4 billion people, and an operating digital broadcasting satellite,AsiaStar – to be replaced by Silkwave-1, now under construction by Boeing and due to be launched in 2018, with 100 times more power – as well as the groundbreaking converged mobile broadcasting technology CMMB.

  • ASIASTAR
  • SILKWAVE

  • Spectrum
    L-band downlink: 1,452 – V 1492MHz X-band uplink: 7,025 – V 7,075MHz
    Manufacturer

    EADS Astrium

    Orbital position
    GEO 105 – XE
    Launch date
    March 2000
    Model
    Eurostar – V 2000+

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