Heaviest satellite launched by Malaysia into space at 5,800 kg
Operated by MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, Measat 3B is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
Constructed by Airbus Defence and Space (Germany/France), it was launched into space on 11 September 2014 using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. Measat 3B orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.
Designated with COSPAR ID 2014-054B and NORAD ID 40147, Measat 3B is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 5,800 kg.
Taking 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,802km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.56E-04.
With generated usable power of 16000 watts, Measat 3B orbits along the longitude of 92 degrees.