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Koreasat 7

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-023A

Description

The KOREASAT-7 is designed to provide improved throughput and wider coverage over Korea, Philippines, Indochina, India, and Indonesia. Equipped with Ku-band and Ka-band transponders, it will have a liftoff mass of approximately 3,680 kg. and is built on an upgraded Spacebus 4000B2 platform. The satellite’s added steerable Ka-band capacity is designed to support further demand in relay services.

Once in its orbital slot of 116 deg. East, KOREASAT-7 will be operated by KT SAT – a wholly-owned subsidiary of KT Corp., which is the largest telecom/media service provider in South Korea and the country’s sole satellite service provider.

KOREASAT-7 was the third KOREASAT satellite to be launched by Arianespace for ktsat, following KOREASAT-3 and KOREASAT-6, launched in September 1999 and December 2010, respectively.

Alternate Names

  • 42691
  • Koreasat7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-05-04
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 3680 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (South Korea)

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 
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