Orbit and spectrum resource

Intersputnik has a unique asset — the orbit and spectrum resource filed in the interests of the organization

Frequency assignments to Intersputnik’s satellite networks have been filed with the ITU and undergone international frequency coordination since the mid-1990 so that this resource could be used together with interested partners.

Technical Department

Lockheed Martin — Intersputnik’s first partner

As a result of the establishment of Lockheed Martin Intersputnik (LMI), a joint venture of the two partners, there was launched in 1999 to 75°E a satellite named LMI-1 covering most of Asia and Russia. Later, LMI was taken over by Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), a newly established company, and the LMI-1 satellite got a different name — ABS-1. The satellite became the cornerstone of the new company’s business and helped it gain momentum as one of the most rapidly growing regional operators.

Cooperation with ABS continues

In early 2014, the orbital slot at 75°E was occupied by ABS-2, an upgraded satellite. Its Russia beam is being used by Intersputnik’s customers including a Russian DBS operator. In 2017, ABS-2A was placed in service in the same orbital position. From 3°W the ABS-3A satellite covers Africa and the Middle East, the regions on which Intersputnik has focused its business for a long time.

Cooperation with other operators

Intersputnik has rights to use C- and Ku-band frequencies at 17°E. In August 2019, there was deployed there AMOS-17, a new satellite operated by Israeli company Space Communications.

In May 2018, cooperation with the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh resulted in the successful launch of the country’s first satellite to 119.1°E.

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