Euroconsult‘s affiliate, Southern Aerospace & Telecom Consulting (Satconsult), has contracted with KT SAT to provide expert oversight throughout the build of the Koreasat 6A satellite — this contract marks the third time that KT SAT will place their trust in Satconsult’s depth of expertise to support the monitoring and control of the manufacturing process and advise on best practices from design through the testing of highly strategic spacecrafts.
KT SAT selected Thales Alenia Space to design and build the Koreasat 6A satellite and Satconsult will support KT SAT onsite in Toulouse and Cannes to monitor day to day activity and assure the success of this satellite program. Koreasat 6A is designed to replace the current Koreasat 6 satellite at 116° East and will deliver both fixed satellite services (FSS) and broadcasting satellite services (BSS) to South Korea.
Satconsult is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that joined with Euroconsult in 2016 to establish a global team of experts to provide end-to-end capability to the satellite industry. Among its services, the company monitors the progress of the design, construction, integration and test of satellites, and its resident engineers validate the manufacturer’s work and quality practices and provide recommendations that result in the delivery of more reliable spacecrafts.
Koreasat 6A will be based on the Spacebus 4000B2 platform from Thales Alenia Space, it will be fitted with six BSS transponders and 20 FSS transponders covering South Korea. Satconsult will support the construction process through its projected launch in the fourth quarter of 2024, until the delivery on-orbit.
“We are delighted to extend our long-standing working relationship with KT SAT,” said David Chégnion, Managing Director, at Satconsult. “Under the multi-year agreement our highly qualified international experts will monitor the construction of an advanced satellite built on the Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000B2 platform.”
“The experts at Satconsult have our full confidence in helping us realize this highly strategic satellite program,” said Kevin Choi, Chief Technology Officer at KT SAT. “Having worked together on two previous satellite construction projects, we know we can rely on Satconsult for its expertise, flexibility and high-quality service.”
Satconsult is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that supports its customers in the implementation of sustainable satellite-based telecommunications and remote sensing infrastructure worldwide. The company brings together a complete range of skills (technical, management, business, financial, legal, risk management, insurance, etc.), along with years of experience working with some of the most prominent commercial and governmental players active in satellite-based telecommunications and remote sensing. Its services and capabilities cover the complete lifecycle of a satellite project, from feasibility studies and project development to operations and training support, both for space and ground segments.
The Euroconsult Group is a leading international consulting and research firm specialized in high technology industries, with expertise in the space industry, satellite-based applications, aero connectivity, information and data services. Privately owned and fully independent, we have over thirty years of experience developing comprehensive research programs and working with private companies and government entities, providing end-to-end consulting services, from project strategy definition to implementation, bringing data-led perspectives on the most critical issues. The Euroconsult Group is trusted by 600 clients in over 50 countries. The Group is headquartered in France, with offices in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Singapore. www.euroconsult-ec.com