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KazSat 3

Kazsat 3 [ISS Reshetnev]

Kazakhstan’s National Center of Space Communications (RTSKS) and Russian Information Satellite Systems-Reshetnev Company in June 2011 signed a deal to build the KazSat 3 satellite.

Thales Alenia Space was the communications payload supplier. The satellite is based on an Ekspress-1000NTA platform provided by ISS Reshetnev” and the satellite was integrated and tested in ISS’ premises, Zheleznogorsk, Russia.

KazSat 3 operates at 58.5°E for a 15 years lifetime. The payload power is about 5.5 kW. KazSat 3 will carry 28 active Ku-band transponders covering Kazakhstan.


Nation: Kazakhstan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: JSC KazSat
Contractors: ISS Reshetnev (bus); Thales Alenia (payload)
Equipment: 28 active Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Ekspress-1000NTA
Propulsion: ? × SPT-100 Stationary Plasma Thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
KazSat 3 2014-023B 28.04.2014 Ba LC-81/24 Proton-M Briz-M (Ph.3) with Luch 5V
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