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Koreasat 6A (Mugunghwa 6A)

Koreasat 6A [Thales Alenia]

Thales Alenia Space announced in September 2022 that it has signed a contract with the Korean satellite service operator KT Sat, subsidiary of KT Corporation, to build a telecommunications satellites,Koreasat-6A to provide, broadcasting and fixed communications services.

Koreasat 6A will replace the current Koreasat 6 satellite and will deliver both fixed satellite service (FSS) and broadcasting satellite service (BSS) to South Korea. It will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 116 East.

Built on Thales Alenia Space's proven Spacebus-4000B2 platform, Koreasat 6A will be fitted with six BSS transponders and 20 FSS transponders to cover all of South Korea. Slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2024, Koreasat 6A will weigh about 3.5 metric tons at launch and offers a design life of 15 years.

Nation: South Korea
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: KT Sat
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: 20 Ku-band FSS transponders, 6 Ku-band BSS transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-4000B2
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: ~3500 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Koreasat 6A (Mugunghwa 6A) - 2025 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)
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