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KoreaSat 5



KoreaSat 5, also known as Mugungwha 5, is a South Korean geostationary satellite that was launched at 03:27 UT on 22 August 2006 by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the Odyssey platform floating on the equatorial Pacific Ocean at 154° W longitude. The 4.5 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries 24 Ku-band, 8 SHF-band, and 4 Ka-band transponders to provide digital television and conventional telecom services to the Asia-Pacific region, serving the interests of commercial and (primarily) military agencies, after parking over 113° E longitude. (It is reported that there has not been a KoreaSat 4, because the number four may be associated with death in some Asian cultures. Mugungwha is the Korean name for South Korea's national flower, the Rose of Sharon.)

Alternate Names

  • 29349
  • Mugungwha 5
  • KoreaSat5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-08-22
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

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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