ACeS (Asia Cellular System) was created to manage a satellite system that provided a cost-effective, satellite-based, fill-in service for cellular telephone operators and users in southern and southeast Asia. ACeS was put together with around $900 million of seed money beginning in 1995 by PT (Pasifik Satelit Nusantara) of Indonesia (38%), the Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (20%), Jasmine International (12%), and Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications of the USA (manufacturer of the satellites, 30%).
Geosynchronous communications satellite for the ACES consortium (PSN of Indonesia, PLDT of the Phillipines, Lockheed Martin, and Jasmine of Thailand). The satellite had two large 12-m diameter L-band antennae for cellular telephone relay. Stationed at 123 deg E. Positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 123 deg E in 2000. As of 5 September 2001 located at 122.97 deg E drifting at 0.023 deg W per day. As of 2007 Mar 10 located at 123.10E drifting at 0.005W degrees per day.