An International Launch Services Proton-M rocket combined with a Breeze M upper stage will deliver to orbit the AsiaSat 9 communications satellite. It will provide communications services in Asia-Pacific region into orbit. Satellite is operated by Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company. It was made by SS/l with utilization of SSL-1300 bus. Spacecraft weighs 6141 kg and its 28 C-band transponders, 32 Ku-band transponders and Ka-band payload is powered by deployable solar arrays and onboard batteries.