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KMilSatCom 1

KMilSatCom 1 is South Korea's first dedicated military communications satellite. Alcatel Space supplied both the multimission satellite, which is built by Airbus Defence and Space.

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) contracted with Lockheed Martin in 2014 for a military comsat, which was as part of an offset package into the purchase of 40 F-35 combat aircraft. Lockheed Martin decided not to build the satellite by themseves, but subcontracted it in 2016 to Airbus Defence and Space for reasons not clear.

No details of the satellite are publically known by know.

The satellite is planned to be launched in 2019.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Military communication
Operator: Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD)
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment:
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KMilSatCom 1 - 2019

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