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.
KoreaSat-5A Mission Specs:
|Number of Transponders||Ku-band: 24×54 MHz|
|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|
|Spacecraft (Model)||Spacebus 4000B2|
|Manufacturer||Thales Alenia Space|
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.