SGDC 1 [Thales Alenia]
Brazilian state-owned telecommunications services provider Telebras has selected in August 2013 Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy to build the SGDC-1 (Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações Estratégicas, Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite) X- and Ka-band satellite for military and civil use.
Based on Alcatel Space Spacebus-4000C4 platform, the SGDC satellite is expected to weigh no more than 6,000 kilograms at launch and to operate at 75° west in a geostationary orbit.
The satellite will be launched in 2017 on an Ariane-5ECA booster.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Equipment:||50 Ka-band and 7 X-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|SGDC 1||-||2017||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with Koreasat 7|