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Thaicom 4



Thaicom 4, also known as iPStar 1, is a Thai geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5G rocket from Kourou at 08:20 UT on 11 August 2005. The seven tonne satellite, the most massive geostationary so far, carries a solar sail power of 17.6 kW and will provide voice, video, and broadband internet services to 14 countries including India, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia, through its 84 Ku-band and 18 Ka-band spot beams after parking over 120 degrees E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28786
  • iPStar 1
  • Thaicom4

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-08-11
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5GS
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 6505 kg

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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