Thaicom 6 [OSC]
Thaicom announced on May 31 it selected satellite builder Orbital Sciences and launch-services provider Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) for the construction and launch of a Thaicom 6 telecommunications satellite following approval of the $160 million project by Thaicom’s board of directors.
Thaicom 6, a 3,000 kilograms class satellite, will be operated from 78.5° east colocated with Thaicom 5 and will carry 18 C-band and 8 Ku-band transponders.
The launch is scheduled for mid-2013 on a Falcon-9 v1.1 rocket.
Thaicom 6's African capacity, 6 C-band transponders each with 72 MHz bandwidth, is being marketized under the AfriCom 1 designation.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)|
|Equipment:||18 C-band, 8 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Thaicom 6 (AfriCom 1)||2013||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.1|