The Thaicom 6 Satellite design is based on Orbital's highly successful, flight-proven, GeoStar-2 ™ satellite platform, and will be manufactured and tested at Orbital's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Dulles, VA.
Thaicom 6 will be located at 78.5 degrees East Longitude, and carry a hybrid Ku- and C-band payload that will generate approximately 3.7 kilowatts of payload power. The Ku-band payload will be comprised of eight active transponders providing services to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. The C-band payload will feature 12 active C-band transponders providing services via a regional beam to Southeast Asia, and six active C-band transponders providing services via a south Africa beam to southern Africa and Madagascar.
C1 Repeater: 12 active C-band transponders
C2 Repeater: 6 active C-band transponders
Payload Power: 3.7kW
Repeater: 8 active Ku-band transponders
Antenna: 2.5m x 2.7m single offset super-elliptical deployable reflector antenna
Stabilization: 3-axis stabilized; zero momentum
Launch Mass: 3,325 kg (7,330 lb.)
Mission Life: ≥ 15 years
In Integration and Test. Scheduled for Launch in 2013
Coverage: Southeast Asia and Southern Africa including Madagascar