SpaceX Koreasat-5A Mission Gallery

Built on the Upgraded Spacebus 4000B2 platform from Thales Alenia Space, KoreaSat-5A will carry Ku-band transponders and will cover Korea, Japan, Indochina and the Middle East. KoreaSat-5A will be constructed using the largest 3-D printed spacecraft parts made in Europe using a 3D printing technique called the “powder bed additive manufacturing process”. Measuring some 45cm by 40cm by 21cm, these telemetry and command antenna supports are made of aluminum. 

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KoreaSat-5A Mission Specs:

Number of TranspondersKu-band: 24×54 MHz
Ku-band: 12x36MHz
Uplink/Downlink Frequencies (GHz)13.75 – 14.5 / 11.45 – 11.7, 12.25 – 12.75
PolarizationLinear (Horizontal or Vertical)
Orbital Location (Longitude)113° E
Geographic CoverageKorea, Japan, Philippine, Indochina, Central Asia, etc.
Launch Service ProviderSpaceX
Launch Date2017
Spacecraft (Model)Spacebus 4000B2
ManufacturerThales Alenia Space
Lifetime15 years

This mission will be the 20th launch for SpaceX this year and the 48th for the Falcon 9. You can read about past SpaceX launches on our archive page

Read more about the SpaceX mission on our original post

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