Koreasat 3

Launch Time
Sat Sep 04, 1999 22:34 UTC

Flight V119.


Ariane 42P
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 4,334 kN
Payload to GTO: 2,930 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 58.72 m

Mission Details

Koreasat 3

The Koreasat 3 satellite is configured to provide both fixed and direct broadcast services. Korea Telecom's new A2100A has 24 Ku-Band (Fixed Satellite Service), six Ku-Band (Direct Broadcast Service), and three Ka-Band transponders. It also features a steerable antenna providing an improved coverage capability. The spacecraft will be positioned at 116 degrees east.

Korea Telecom is Korea's foremost telecommunications company and is responsible for operating the Koreasat system. The company is dedicated to developing new technologies to keep pace with Korea's high-growth economy.

Koreasat-3 was manufactured with the participation of a Korean team that includes: Daewoo Heavy Industries, Doowon, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Halla Engineering and Heavy Industries, Hyundai Electronics Industries, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, and Korean Air.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 2,790.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-2, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



48th orbital launch attempt


107th mission
4th mission of 1999
102nd successful mission
46th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 4

88th mission
4th mission of 1999
85th successful mission
46th consecutive successful mission