KazSat 1 (Kazakh: ҚазСат), the first Kazakh space satellite, was launched on June 18, 2006 by Proton-K rocket (made by Khrunichev Space Center). It contains 12 Ku-band transponders (each 72 MHz). It is a communications satellite occupying geosynchronous orbit approximately 36 000 km above the Earth. It was produced by cooperation of Khrunichev Space Center and Thales Alenia Space. The control of the KazSat was lost primary at July 2008 and completely at Oct 2008.
The basic specifications
- The Head developer of Payload: the Italian company Alenia Spazio
- Quantity transponders: 12 (4 big capacities)
- a channel Pass-band: 72 MHz
- the Constant zone of service in Republic Kazakhstan territory — the elliptic form 2.5x3.8
- the Frequency plan:
- Transmit: 10950 — 11700 MHz
- Receive: 14000 — 14500 MHz
- Beacon: 11199.5 MHz
- Power - not less than 52.5 dBW (television trunks)
- not less than 49.0 dBW (coherent trunks)
- Good quality of system: not worse 5.3 db/to
- Capacity of transmitters:
- For TV-announcement in a saturation mode > 65 W
- For communication and data transmission in a saturation mode > 45 W
- For communication and data transmission in a quasilinear mode > 28 W
- Power consumption: 1300 W
- Service life: 10-12.5 years.
- Orbit: Geostationary orbit above 103 degrees East.
The second Kazakh space satellite was launched in July 2011 by Proton rocket. This satellite was constructed by Krunichev for the Spacecraft and Thales Alenia Space for the Payload. Thales Alenia Space is also the provider of KazSat 1 and KazSat 3 payloads.
- Brown, Peter J. "Kazakhstan Keeps Quiet about Kazsat 1 Loss". Satellite Today. Via Satellite. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- Frequency Chart of KazSat 1
- KazSat 1
- (Russian) Первый казахстанский спутник выведен на заданную орбиту
- First Kazakh satellite into orbit
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