Kazsat 1 [Roskosmos]
KazSat 1, the first kazakh communications satellite, features 8 Ku-band transponders for fixed communications and 4 Ku-band transponders for TV-transmissions and is intended for telecast, fixed satellite communication and data transmission for Kazakhstan and central asia.
The national satellite Kazsat-1 will cost 100 million dollars.
Kazsat 1 is built on a load bearing structure, which allows launching it piggy-back with another satellite. Originally planned to be launched as a piggyback payload on a Proton-M Briz-M, it was delayed to 2006. It was launched in mid 2006 as a single payload on a Proton-K Blok-DM3, as no suitable piggy-back launch opportunity was available.
Kazsat 1 failed to respond to commands in June 2008 and is probably lost after only two years in orbit.
A second improved satellite called KazSat 2 was ordered in 2006.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||12 Ku-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||SPT-70 Stationary Plasma Thrusters; K10K-engine|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|KazSat 1||17.06.2006||TB LC-200/39||Proton-K Blok-DM3|