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Túpac Katari 1 (TKSat 1)

Túpac Katari 1

Bolivia signed in December 2010 a contract with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the on orbit delivery of the Túpac Katari 1 (TKSat 1) communications satellite. The spacecraft, named after a national hero, Túpac Katari, will be the first communications satellite of Bolivia. It will not only provide communications and broadcasting services to the whole territory of Bolivia and the surrounding areas, but also facilitate the development of civil projects like remote education and telemedicine.

The DFH-4 based satellite has a service life of 15 years and was launched on a CZ-3B/G2 booster.

With 26 Ku-band, 2 C-band and 2 Ka-band transponders on board, the designed in-orbit life of Tupak Katari satellite is 15 years. China Satellite Launch & Tracking Control General (CLTC) is responsible for the ground segment. The satellite is estimated to be delivered in orbit 33 months after the effective date of the contract.

Nation: Bolivia
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Agencia Boliviana Espacial (ABE)
Contractors: CAST
Equipment: 26 Ku-band, 2 C-band and 2 Ka-band transponders
Configuration: DFH-4 Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5100 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Túpac Katari 1 (TKSat 1) 2013-075A 20.12.2013 Xi LC-2 CZ-3B/G2