Measat-3b satellite ready to launch

Measat-3b satellite ready to launch
MUMBAI: The much awaited MEASAT-3b launch has been delayed. While the satellite was set for launch on 6 June (7 June Kuala Lumpur time), it has now been postponed after the manufacturer of the MEASAT-3b co-passenger requested time for repairs to their satellite.

“We are clearly disappointed with the delay and are currently in co-ordination with Arianespace (the launch service provider) on the rescheduling of the launch,” said MEASAT Satellite Systems CEO Paul Brown-Kenyon through a press statement. “We will provide an update when we receive further information on the revised launch date,” he continued.
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Will it be few days or months?
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May be few weeks I guess.

This article says Optus 10 has been sent back from French Guiana to its manufacturers in California for examination.

And , One option quoted is to bring forward the availability of an Argentinean satellite, Arsat-1, because it is a smaller craft and can fit into the lower section of the Ariane’s rocket cargo bay. But industry sources suggest that, at best, this could not be done much before September, and by then Optus-10 could be back in position.

SO Don't expect anything in coming months.

Bad days continues for SUN Direct with satellite , first INSAT 4C failed during launch , Then INSAT 4B now delay in launch of Measat 3B due to Optus 10.
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So June 1st week is here according to that report of Sun MD they should add 9 tps..

Rubbish on their part to announce such things when satellite it not launched itself . They should have taken clue from Tatasky , they used to jump for GSAT but in end didnt get it.
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now reschedule to september 2014

Sun MD has not done good to already damaged image of sun direct by claiming that they will add 9 tps in first week of June when satellite was not lauched at first place itself.
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