Fleet and Coverage


  • Ku-Band
  • C-Band
  • Steerable Ka-Band
  • Steerable Ku-Band

Coverage map


무궁화 5A호 이미지


KOREASAT 5A has 20 Ku-Band transponders(54 MHz each), 12 Ku-Band transponders(36 MHz each), and 4 extended Ku-Band(54 MHz each) steerable transponders at 113°E. The satellite is built based on Spacebus 4000B2 platform, and has payload power of around 7kW. It was launched in 2017, as a replacement of KOREASAT 5.

KOREASAT 5A expands kt sat’s capabilities to provide DTH broadcasting and other communications services in Korea, Japan, Philippines, Guam, Indochina and South Asia.

The global multi-satellite coverage has been improved for maritime areas from East Asia to East Africa with Ku-Band, as well as Asia and the Middle East with steerable Extended Ku-Band capacity.


무궁화 5A호 사양표
Number of Transponders
  • Ku-Band : 24x54MHz
  • Ku-Band : 12x36MHz
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, Philippines, Indochina, Central Asia etc.
Launch Service Provider SpaceX
Launch Date 31 Oct 2017
Spacecraft(Model) Spacebus 4000B2
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
Lifetime 15 years

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  • Ku-Band
  • C-Band
  • Steerable Ka-Band
  • Steerable Ku-Band