The 2,800 kg Alcatel Space-built Spacebus-3000A model Agrani 2, equipped with 24-C band and 14-Ku band transponders, was to be positioned at 120° E in geostationary orbit (GEO). It has been stored in the Alcatel's Cannes factory since 1997, being originally built as Thaicom 4 and later acquired by Afro-Asian Satellite Communications (Agrani).
The contract has been cancelled in 2004 for the reason of being too expensive. Agrani planned to look for an indian contractor to build the Agrani 2 satellite instead, but this came not to fruition. The satellite was reordered as Thaicom 5 by Shin Satellite in 2006.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||Afro-Asian Satellite Communications (Agrani)|
|Equipment:||24 C-band transponders, 14 Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Agrani 2 (ex Thaicom 4)||-||cancelled||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5||with ?|