Degraded performance of AsiaSat-2's K (subscript) u-band transponders has prompted Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. to seek a claim for insurance that could be worth up to $58 million. The cause of the problem is unclear, AsiaSat CEO Peter Jackson said, but the spacecraft, a Lockheed Martin Series 7000, is producing a weak signal that has changed the shape of its K (subscript) u-band footprint over China. Although AsiaSat-2 retains 23 K (subscript) u-band customers, the ...

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