AsiaSat moved the payload to the Proton rocket in February after another launch provider, Sea Launch, experienced
delays and could not meet the company's schedule requirements
14 Ku-Band, 26 C-band, serving all of Asia.
An ILS/Khrunichev Proton-M launched the Loral-1300-class Asiasat 5 satellite on Aug 11. Asiasat 5 is owned
by Asiasat, a Hong Kong based company, and provides C-band and Ku-band communications services.