PTV may shift to more powerful satellite soon -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

PTV may shift to more powerful satellite soon

ISLAMABAD, March 27: Pakistan Television is likely to shift very soon from AsiaSat-1 to more powerful satellite recently launched Asiasat-3S and will enjoy higher power and wider service area.

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat), Hong Kong recently announced that AsiaSat-3S has successfully been launched on March 21, 1999 and will soon replace AsiaSat-l. The new satellite will deploy its solar panels and communications antennas in early April.

According to a press release of AsiaSat, AsiaSat3S, the fourth satellite of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat), was launched at 08:09 Hong Kong Time (00.09 GMT) on March 21 by a Russian Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Source: Dawn

Date:3/28/1999