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Koreasat 5A (Mugungwha 5A)

Koreasat 5A [Thales Alenia]

Thales Alenia Space announced in May 2014 that it has signed a contract with the Korean satellite service operator KT Sat, subsidiary of KT Corporation, to build two telecommunications satellites, Koreasat-7 and Koreasat-5A, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. The two satellites will provide Internet access, multimedia, broadcasting and fixed communications services.

As program prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space is in charge of the design, production, testing and On Ground Delivery (OGD) of the satellites. It will also take charge of the launch campaigns, the launch and early operations phase (LEOP) and in-orbit tests (IOT).

Built on the Upgraded Spacebus-4000B2 platform from Thales Alenia Space, Koreasat-5A will carry Ku-band transponders. Koreasat-5A will cover Korea, Japan, Indochina and the Middle East. The satellite will weigh about 3,500 kg at launch and will offer payload power of about 7 kW. Koreasat-5A will be positioned at 113 East.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: KT Sat
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~3500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Koreasat 5A (Mugungwha 5A) - 2017 CC Falcon-9 v1.2

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