Thales Alenia Space to build fifth satellite for South Korean KT Sat

by | Sep 13, 2022 | Satellites

Satellite operator KT SAT has ordered a communications satellite from Thales Alenia Space to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2024. The new spacecraft, Koreasat 6A, will replace KT SAT’s existing satellite, Koreasat 6. With six broadcasting satellite service transponders and 20 fixed satellite service transponders the new satellite will provide cover for across South Korea from its position in geostationary orbit at 116° East.

The contract for the design, build and delivery of Koreasat 6A, which will weigh around 3,500kg at launch, was signed by Thales Alenia Space earlier this week. It will be the fifth satellite Thales Alenia Space has produced for the South Korean company.

Koreasat-6A Courtesy: Thales Alenia Space

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