Industrial Visit to MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Industrial Visit to MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd

MEASAT is one of the largest supplier of satellite communication services to leading international broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. On Thursday, February 13, 2014, IEM-APU student section arranged for an industrial visit to MEASAT. 25 students accompanied by 3 staff visited the satellite facilities at MEASAT. At MEASAT, the students were given the briefing of the history of MEASAT, different types of the Satellite launched and most importantly the working and the structure of satellite and the monitoring system.

The students were excited on the achievements of MEASAT that has launched in total 5 satellites since 1996 providing the service to over 150 countries across Asia, Middle east , Africa Europe and Australia. They are the state-of-art MEASAT-3 and MEASAT-3a at 91.5°E which support Asia’s premium DTH(direct –to-home) and MEASAT -2 at 148.0°E and MEASAT-5 at 119.5°E supporting video distribution. They were also briefed on the satellites MEASAT-3 and 3a that will be further strengthened with the addition of MEASAT-3b in 2014 and MEASAT-3c in 2015. After the briefing, student visited the Network Management Centre which they monitor customer traffic carried on the MEASAT network and provide emergency customer support. This industrial visit was definitely an eye-opener for these students from the APU School of Engineering (SoE).