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Koreasat 1



Koreasat 1, also known as Mugunghwa 1, was a South Korean communications satellite launched by a Delta-2 rocket from Cape Canaveral. It carried 15 Ku-band transponders to provide TV coverage for South Korea and other Asian countries. The final stage of the rocket failed to separate from the spacecraft, which, therefore, failed to achieve a geostationary orbit. Plans were to use up some of the reserved fuel to move it to the geostationary orbit (over the Solomon Islands). This fuel loss will entail a reduced operational lifetime.

Alternate Names

  • Mugunghwa 1
  • 23639
  • Koreasat1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-08-05
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1459 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (South Korea)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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