KazSat 1 (Kazakh: ҚазСат-1, QazSat-1), the first Kazakh space satellite, was launched on June 18, 2006 by Proton-K rocket. Containing 12 Ku-band transponders (each 72 MHz), KazSat was a communications satellite planned to occupy a geosynchronous orbit approximately 36,000km above the Earth. It was produced by Khrunichev Space Center in cooperation with Thales Alenia Space.
Partial control of the satellite was lost in July 2008 and completely in October 2008.
- Main payload developer: Thales Alenia Space
- Number of transponders: 12, four of which are large capacity transponders
- A-Channel pass-band: 72 MHz
- Zone of service over Kazakhstan territory: Elliptic form 2,500 miles by 3,800 miles
- Transmit: 10950 — 11700 MHz
- Receive: 14000 — 14500 MHz
- Beacon: 11199.5 MHz
- Television: Minimum 52.5 dBW
- Coherent: Minimum 49.0 dBW
- Reception quality: At least 5.3 db/to
- Transmitter capacity:
- Television (saturation mode) > 65W
- Communications and data transmission (saturation mode) > 45W
- Communications and data transmission (quasilinear mode) > 28W
- Power consumption: 1300W
- Planned service life: 10-12.5 years.
- Orbit: Geo-stationary orbit above 103 degrees East.
- ^ 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
- (in Russian) Первый казахстанский спутник выведен на заданную орбиту
- First Kazakh satellite into orbit