KMilSatCom 1 is South Korea's first dedicated military communications satellite. Alcatel Space supplied both the multimission satellite, which is built by Airbus Defence and Space.
South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) contracted with Lockheed Martin in 2014 for a military comsat, which was as part of an offset package into the purchase of 40 F-35 combat aircraft. Lockheed Martin decided not to build the satellite by themseves, but subcontracted it in 2016 to Airbus Defence and Space after encountering difficulties in building the KMilSatCom satellite for the contracted price,.
No details of the satellite are publically known by know.
The satellite is planned to be launched in 2019.
|Type / Application:||Military communication|
|Operator:||Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD)|
|Contractors:||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|