KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 18): MEASAT Global Bhd confirmed that aircraft manufacturer Airbus S.A.S. is building the MEASAT-3d satellite for MEASAT Global for about RM1.2 billion to replace the existing MEASAT-3 satellite, which will be retired after an anomaly on June 21, 2021.

“MEASAT-3d (will be) built by Airbus for RM1.2 billion,” MEASAT Global corporate communications manager Shawna Felicia said in an emailed statement to theedgemarkets.com today.

Shawna’s statement today followed MEASAT Global’s Aug 6, 2021 statement that the company would retire its MEASAT-3 satellite after the June 21, 2021 anomaly, resulting in a complete outage of service and that the matter was still under investigation in partnership with MEASAT Global’s MEASAT-3 satellite provider Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS).Read more