The second 702 satellite built by Boeing for Bermuda-based communication satellite operator ABS went into service Jan. 21. The all-electronic propulsion satellite, designated ABS-2A, was launched into orbit in June 2016 aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 and is paired with another satellite, ABS-2, over the Indian Ocean. ABS-2A is outfitted with 48 Ku-band transponders. From its placement at 74.725 degrees east, the satellite will serve ABS customers in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, ...

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