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SpaceX : KOREASAT 6A : Florida : late 2024
« on: 09/15/2022 02:19 am »
Discussion Thread for launch of KOREASAT 6A

NSF Threads for KOREASAT 6A : Discussion

Launch in 2024

Built by Thales Alenia Space.  3500kg.


KT SAT AND THALES ALENIA SPACE SIGN CONTRACT FOR KOREASAT 6A COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE
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Paris, September 12, 2022 – KT SAT Corporation Ltd. (KT SAT), the leading satellite service provider in South Korea, and Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), signed the contract for the KOREASAT 6A communications satellite.

KOREASAT 6A will replace the current  KORESAT 6 satellite and will deliver both fixed satellite service (FSS) and broadcasting satellite service (BSS) to South Korea. It will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 116° East.

As program prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space is responsible for the design, construction, testing and ground delivery of the satellite, followed by orbital positioning and in-orbit testing services. In addition, Thales Alenia Space will train and support the customer’s on-site engineering team and will provide operational assistance throughout the satellite’s lifetime.

Built on Thales Alenia Space's proven Spacebus 4000B2 platform, KOREASAT 6A will be fitted with six BSS transponders and 20 FSS transponders to cover all of South Korea. Slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2024, KOREASAT 6A will weigh about 3.5 metric tons at launch and offers a design life of 15 years.

KT SAT to unveil the Multi-Orbit Satellite Business Strategy at WSBW 2022 in Paris
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Meanwhile, KT SAT is preparing for the new satellite launch of KOREASAT6A. It signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space for manufacturing and with Satconsult for technical advice of KOREASAT6A. Also KT SAT signed with SpaceX for a launch service as well. After a successful launch in 2025, KOREASAT6A will cover growing demand of data communication in Asia Pacific region.
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Re: SpaceX : KOREASAT 6A : Florida : 2025
« Reply #1 on: 09/15/2022 07:56 am »
Is there a source for this being a SpaceX launch? I didn't find it in the press release nor the SpaceNews article.

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Re: SpaceX : KOREASAT 6A : Florida : 2025
« Reply #2 on: 09/15/2022 08:09 am »
Is there a source for this being a SpaceX launch? I didn't find it in the press release nor the SpaceNews article.

From the above post:

"Also KT SAT signed with SpaceX for a launch service as well. After a successful launch in 2025, KOREASAT6A will cover growing demand of data communication in Asia Pacific region."
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Re: SpaceX : KOREASAT 6A : Florida : 2025
« Reply #3 on: 09/15/2022 08:12 am »
Thanks, sorry I missed that.

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Re: SpaceX : KOREASAT 6A : Florida : 2025
« Reply #4 on: 09/15/2022 09:27 am »
Rocket not specified, so this might be a Starship mission (like previously announced Superbird-9 which is also launching in 2025).

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Re: SpaceX : KOREASAT 6A : Florida : 2025
« Reply #5 on: 04/06/2023 04:50 pm »
KOREASAT 6A to embark a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) payload built by Thales Alenia Space

Toulouse, April 6, 2023 – Following the communications satellite contract signed in September 2022, KT SAT Corporation Ltd. (KT SAT), the leading satellite service provider in South Korea, and Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), are announcing today that KOREASAT 6A will also embark a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) payload to improve the continuity and availability of the Korea Augmentation Satellite System (KASS).

Developed since 2016 by Thales Alenia Space jointly with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), KASS is similar to the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). It improves the positioning and navigation performance provided by global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) for a number of different sectors, especially aviation. It has been developed to meet international standards by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), improving the accuracy and reliability of global positioning system (GPS) signals and better ensure flight safety and efficiency, while also reducing the environmental impact of air travel.

KASS is expected to improve the GPS position error to 1.0-1.6 meter from the current 15-33 meter level in real time to ensure positioning reliability throughout the country. Also KASS has been considered as a future technology as it could be applied to various fields, mainly public safety, transportation, defense and science.

“I would like to thank KT SAT for their renewed trust in Thales Alenia Space” said Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Space. “The embarkation of a SBAS payload built by Thales Alenia Space onboard KOREASAT 6A for the KASS system re-enforces our space navigation positioning and illustrates the success of European satellite navigation solutions.”

David Kyungmin Song, CEO of KT SAT said: “Once KASS is successfully built up, we expect it will not only improve flight safety but also offer the most optimal air route as well. We are very pleased to play a pivotal role in the development of KASS under the partnership with Thales Alenia Space in manufacturing KOREASAT 6A. “

As program prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space is responsible for the design, construction, testing and ground delivery of the satellite, followed by orbital positioning and in-orbit testing services. In addition, Thales Alenia Space will train and support the customer’s on-site engineering team and will provide operational assistance throughout the satellite’s lifetime.

KOREASAT 6A will replace the current KORESAT 6 satellite and will deliver both fixed satellite service (FSS) and broadcasting satellite service (BSS) to South Korea. It will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 116° East. Built on Thales Alenia Space's proven Spacebus 4000B2 platform, KOREASAT 6A will be fitted with six BSS transponders and twenty FSS transponders to cover all of South Korea. Slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2024, KOREASAT 6A will weigh about 3.5 metric tons at launch and offers a design life of 15 years.

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Re: SpaceX : KOREASAT 6A : Florida : 2025
« Reply #6 on: 11/27/2023 01:02 pm »
Launch now scheduled for Late-2024:

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South Korean TV SBS came to see KORESAT-6A' s payload in @Thales_Alenia_S' clean rooms of Toulouse. Payload to be delivered in Cannes in December. After being integrated to the platform & undergoing numerous tests, the satellite will be launched in 2024 https://bit.ly/46sALf7

https://twitter.com/Thales_Alenia_S/status/1729137129408925862

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When KASS is sent into space aboard Mugunghwa 6A at the end of next year,

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https://news.sbs.co.kr/news/endPage.do?news_id=N1007439189&plink=SHARE&cooper=SBSNEWSMOBEND
« Last Edit: 11/27/2023 01:05 pm by GewoonLukas_ »
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