ABS-2 satellite was successfully launched into space at 17:30 Kourou (8:30pm UTC). ABS-2 is a sophisticated multi-mission satellite, featuring up to 89 active C, Ku and Ka-band transponders across 10 different beams. ABS-2 brings unparalleled coverage and expansion capacity at ABS’ prime location of 75 degrees East, extending affordable and reliable communications and broadcast services to the emerging markets of the world.