ABS-7 was a geostationary communication satellite operated by ABS (formerly known as Asia Broadcast Satellite) which was designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin on the A2100 platform.[1] It featured 30 Ku-band and 3 Ka-band transponders to serve Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Pakistan operating from 116.1EL.[2]

Mission typeCommunications
COSPAR ID1999-046A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.25894
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Launch mass2,800 kg (6,200 lb)
Dry mass1,307 kg (2,881 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date4 September 1999
RocketAriane 42P
Launch siteCentre Spatial Guyanais
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Band30 Ku-band
3 Ka-band

In May 2010, the satellite was sold to ABS and renamed into ABS-7. Its original name was Koreasat 3. The satellite was de-orbited from the geostationary arc and retired on February 16, 2022.


  1. ^ "Satbeams - World Of Satellites at your fingertips". Satbeams Web and Mobile. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  2. ^ "ABS-7 116.1°E | ABS". ABS Satellite. Retrieved April 7, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)