Alcatel Space awarded 148 million Euro satellite contract

Alcatel Space has today signed a 148 million Euro contract with KT Corporation and the Korean Agency for Defence Development to build South Korea’s first civil and military communications satellite.

Alcatel Space has today signed a 148 million Euro contract with KT Corporation and the Korean Agency for Defence Development (ADD) to build South Korea’s first civil and military communications satellite, Koreasat 5.

Alcatel Space will supply both the multimission satellite and its ground control system, along with launch and early operations phase (LEOP) support.

Based on the new-generation Spacebus 4000 platform from Alcatel Space, Koreasat 5 will feature a broadband payload, including new technologies developed within the scope of the Syracuse III program.

With 36 transponders in Ku-band, C-band (civil) and SHF band (military), Koreasat 5 will deliver advanced broadband multimedia and digital television transmission services, along with conventional telecom services to operators in the Asia-Pacific region.