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KOREASAT-5A communications satellite launched -VIDEO

Rome, Italy - Another Thales Alenia Space-built satellite now in orbit

The KOREASAT-5A communications satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) for South Korean operator KTSAT (a KT Corporation company), was successfully orbited yesterday from Cape Canaveral in Florida by SpaceX, using a Falcon 9 launcher. Based on Thales Alenia Space’s upgraded Spacebus 4000B2 platform, the satellite is equipped with 36 Ku-band transponders; it weighed about 3,700 kg at launch. P...

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