KazSat-3 payload module structure shipped off to Italy
– Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems sent the payload module structure of the telecommunications spacecraft KazSat-3 to Thales Alenia Space Italia S.P.A.
The payload module structure was manufactured by ISS-Reshetnev. In Italy it will be equipped with a repeater system consisting of 28 Ku-band transponders. Upon completion of these procedures, the module will undergo electrical tests and then it will be delivered to the Reshetnev Company to undergo integration with the spacecraft platform.
ISS-Reshetnev is building the telecommunications satellite which is based on the middle-class platform Express-1000H under the contract with the Republican Center of Space Communication (Kazakhstan). The Reshetnev Company is responsible for the design, development, manufacture, integration and testing of KazSat-3, as well as for the establishment of a central and a reserve ground control centers. Apart from that, the company is to provide specialist training for the operator as well as technical support to the spacecraft throughout its service life in orbit.