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Koreasat 5 (Mugungwha 5)

Koreasat 5 [Alcatel]

Koreasat 5 is South Korea's first combined civil and military communications satellite. Alcatel Space supplied both the multimission satellite and its ground control system, along with launch and early operations phase (LEOP) support.

Based on the new-generation Spacebus-4000C1 platform from Alcatel Space, Koreasat 5 features a state-of-the-art broadband payload, including new technologies developed within the scope of the Syracuse III program.

With 36 transponders in Ku-band, C-band (civil) and SHF band (military), Koreasat 5 delivers advanced broadband multimedia and digital television transmission services, along with conventional telecom services to operators in the Asia-Pacific region.

Koreasat 5 suffered a failure of a solar-array drive mechanism that crippled its capacity and resulted in an insurance claim in 2013.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: KT Corporation (formerly Korea Telecom); Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD)
Contractors: Alcatel Alenia Space (formerly Alcatel Space)
Equipment: 24 Ku-band active transponders, 8 SHF-band active transponders, 4 Ka-band active transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000C1
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4465 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Koreasat 5 (Mugungwha 5) 2006-034A 22.08.2006 SL Zenit-3SL (2)

References:

  • Alcatel Space Website
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