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Koreasat 2

Also called Mugunghwa Ee Ho, later ABS 1A


Designation 23768 / 96003A
Launch date 14 Jan 1996
Country of origin South Korea
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Delta 2 #231
Mass at launch 1608 kg

Experienced a 90-minute outage on 14 Sep 2005 due to a pointing anomaly.

In July 2009, the satellite was sold to Asia Broadcast Satellite to be moved to 75°E and renamed ABS 1A. Has remaining fuel until 2012 at least.


Begin End Position
L: 14 Jan 1996 May 2000 116°E
Jun 2000 Nov 2006 113°E
Nov 2006 Jan 2007 114°E
Feb 2007 Aug 2009 116°E, inclined
Sep 2009 Jan 2014 75°E, inclined
Jan 2014 Jan 2015 78°E, inclined
Feb 2015 Jun 2015 67.1°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Jun 2015
Cause End of life

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Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

Ku-band (telecom)
Ku-band (DBS)

EIRP coverage (dBW)


G/T coverage (dB/K)

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