ST-2 is a commercial communications satellite, a Singaporean - Taiwanese SingTel - Chunghwa joint venture called Satellite Ventures Pte.
He was taken on 20 May 2011 at 20:38 UTC by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from the rocket launch site Guiana Space Centre in Kourou (along with GSAT - 8) into a geostationary orbit. The construction of the satellite was appointed in December 2008 by a joint venture between Singapore Telecommunications Limited ( SingTel ) and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Company Limited ( Chunghwa Telecom) at Mitsubishi Electric.
The three -axis stabilized satellite is equipped with Ku-band and C-band transponders and will provide 88 degrees East, Asia and the Middle East with telecommunication services, television and the Internet from the position. It was based on the DS2000 satellite bus from Mitsubishi Electric in the Kamakura Works for the operator ST-2 Satellite Ventures Pte. built and has a design life of 15 years.