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THAICOM 2 was a Thailand geostationary communications spacecraft launched by an Ariane 4 rocket from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. The 66 kg spacecraft carried 10 transponders in C-band and 2 in Ku-band. The C-band footprint coverage included Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, The Philippines, Korea, Japan, and the East Coast of China with a nominal EIRP of 36 dBW. The Ku-band footprint provided a high-powered spot beam for Thailand with an nominal EIRP of 50 dBW which was ideally suitable for direct broadcasting applications. It was parted in its geostationary orbit at 78.5 degrees E and has a life expectancy of 15 years.

Alternate Names

  • 23314

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1994-10-08
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 4
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 629 kg
Nominal Power: 800 W

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Thailand)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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