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KOREASAT 5

Koreasat-5 has 24 high power Ku-band transponders and it is positioned at 113°E. The satellite was built by Alcatel Alenia Space. Its design is based on Spacebus 4000 series. It is a very stable and reliable space platform.Sea Launch SA has successfully launched Koreasat-5 on 2006 August 22 by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the Odyssey platform floating on the equatorial Pacific Ocean at 154°W.
Koreasat-5 provides communications services, including broadband Internet, telecom and broadcasting. It covers parts of China and the Philippines, and all of Korea and Japan.

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Number of Transponders Ku-band: 24x36MHz
Uplink/Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 14.0 - 14.5 / 12.25 - 12.75
Polarization Linear (Horizontal or Vertical)
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) KOREA beams: 58
NEA beams 54
G/T (dB/K) KOREA beams: 8 - 18
NEA beams 6 - 9
Orbital Location (Longitude) 113° E
Geographic Coverage Korea, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, East China
Launch Service Provider Sea Launch
Launch Date 22, Aug, 2006
Spacecraft (Model) Spacebus 4000C1
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space (ALCATEL)
Lifetime 15 years

KOREASAT 6

Koreasat-6 has 24 FSS Ku-band transponders and 6 BSS Ku-band transponders. The satellite generates 3.4 kilowatts of payload power and has a 15-year on-orbit mission life. Koreasat 6 was launched by Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana in December 2010 to a final orbital slot at 116°E.
Koreasat-6 led Korea to digital switchover. The switchover has been completed provides future broadcasting services such as HDTV, 3DTV, and even UHD. The satellite provides skylife with capacity and services for broadcasting to over 400 million subscribers. It delivers CATV program service, Satellite Network Gathering and various other services.

Number of Transponders FSS: 24x36MHz
BSS: 6x27MHz
Uplink/Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 14.0 – 14.5 / 12.25 – 12.75
14.5 – 14.8 / 11.7 – 12.0
Polarization Linear (Horizontal or Vertical)
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) 62
G/T (dB/K) 12 - 20
Orbital Location (Longitude) 113° E
Geographic Coverage Korea
Launch Service Provider Arianespace
Launch Date 30, Dec, 2010
Spacecraft (Model) Star-2
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation
Lifetime 15 years

KOREASAT 8

Koreasat-8 has 4 high power Ku-band transponders and 8 C-band transponders. It is positioned at 75°E. The satellite was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and was launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace in February, 2014.
Koreasat-8 is a multi-mission C and Ku-band satellite, which is designed to provide multiple services including direct-to-home and cable television distribution, VSAT services, data networks, and telecommunications services across Southeast Asia and the Sub Saharan Africa region.

Number of Transponders C-band: 8x36MHZ TPE
Ku-band: 4x54MHz
Uplink/Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 6.2 – 6.4 / 4.0 – 4.2
14.25 – 14.5 / 12.5 – 12.75
Polarization Linear (Horizontal or Vertical)
EIRP (Peak Value) (dBW) West Hemi beams (C-band): 43
East Hemi beams (C-band): 46
Southeast Asia beams (Ku-band): 53
G/T (dB/K) West Hemi beams (C-band): -7 – 3 East Hemi beams (C-band): -8 – 7 Southeast Asia beams (Ku-band): -1 – 8
Orbital Location (Longitude) 75° E
Geographic Coverage Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia
Launch Service Provider Arianespace
Launch Date 07, Feb, 2014
Spacecraft (Model) FS 1300
Manufacturer Space System/Loral
Lifetime 15 years

KOREASAT 5A

Koreasat 5A will be loaded with 20 Ku-band transponders (54 MHz each), 12 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz each), and 4 extended Ku-band (54 MHz each) steerable transponders at 113°E. The satellite will be built based on Spacebus 4000B2 platform, and will have payload power of around 7kW. It is scheduled to launch in 4Q of 2016, as a replacement of Koreasat 5.
Koreasat 5A will expand KT SAT’s capabilities to provide DTH broadcasting and other communications services in Korea, Japan, Philippines, Guam, Indochina, and South Asia.
The global multi-satellite coverage will also be improved for maritime areas from East Asia to East Africa with Ku-band, as well as Asia and the Middle East with steerable Extended Ku-band capacity.

Number of Transponders Ku-band: 24x54 MHz
Ku-band: 12x36MHz
Uplink/Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 13.75 – 14.5 / 11.45 - 11.7, 12.25 - 12.75
Polarization Linear (Horizontal or Vertical)
Orbital Location (Longitude) 113° E
Geographic Coverage Korea, Japan, Philippine, Indochina, Central Asia etc.
Launch Service Provider SpaceX
Launch Date 4Q, 2016
Spacecraft (Model) Spacebus 4000B2
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
Lifetime 15 years

KOREASAT 7

Koreasat 7 will be equipped with Ku-band transponders and Ka-band transponders on the upgraded Spacebus 4000B2 platform from Thales Alenia Space. The Satellite will weigh about 3,500 kg at launch and will offer payload power of about 7 kW. Koreasat-7 will be positioned at 116°E and will be scheduled for launch in 4Q of 2016.
Koreasat 7 is designed to provide improved throughput and wider coverage over Korea, Philippines, Indochina, India, and Indonesia with the added steerable Ka-band capacity that can support further demand. Koreasat-7 enables a full range of video and data applications such as DTH broadcast services, government communications and VSAT networks.

Number of Transponders Ku-band: 24x54MHz
Ku-BSS: 6x27MHz
Ka-band
Uplink/Downlink Frequencies (GHz) 14.0 – 14.5 / 12.25 – 12.75
17.85 – 18.1 / 11.95 – 12.2
27.0 – 31.0 / 18.1 – 21.2
Polarization Linear (Horizontal or Vertical)
Orbital Location (Longitude) 116° E
Geographic Coverage Korea, Philippine, Indochina, India, Indonesia etc.
Launch Service Provider Arianespace
Launch Date 4Q, 2016
Spacecraft (Model) Spacebus 4000B2
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
Lifetime 15 years