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KazSat 1

Kazsat 1 [Roskosmos]

KazSat 1, the first kazakh communications satellite, features 8 Ku-band transponders for fixed communications and 4 Ku-band transponders for TV-transmissions and is intended for telecast, fixed satellite communication and data transmission for Kazakhstan and central asia.

The national satellite Kazsat-1 will cost 100 million dollars.

Kazsat 1 is built on a load bearing structure, which allows launching it piggy-back with another satellite. Originally planned to be launched as a piggyback payload on a Proton-M Briz-M, it was delayed to 2006. It was launched in mid 2006 as a single payload on a Proton-K Blok-DM3, as no suitable piggy-back launch opportunity was available.

Kazsat 1 failed to respond to commands in June 2008 and is probably lost after only two years in orbit.

A second improved satellite called KazSat 2 was ordered in 2006.

Nation: Kazakhstan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: JSC KazSat
Contractors: Khrunichev
Equipment: 12 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Yakhta (mod.)
Propulsion: 8 × SPT-70 Stationary Plasma Thrusters; K10K-engine
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 1092 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KazSat 1 2006-022A 17.06.2006 Ba LC-200/39 Proton-K Blok-DM3


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