Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo-Finmeccanica (33%), is partnering with the Korean space industry for over 10 years. The Company delivered Koreasat-5, a dual commercial-military spacecraft, under a joint contract with KT SAT and the Korean Agency for Defence Development (ADD) in 2006. Thales Alenia Space also participated in the Kompsat-5 (Korean Multi-purpose Satellite 5) observation programme which was launched in 2013. For commercial use and communications, Thales Alenia Space delivered the Koreasat-6 to KT SAT in 2010. More recently, in 2014, Thales Alenia Space was granted a contract for the Koreasat-7 and Koreasat-5A telecommunication satellites with KT SAT. Both are for commercial use and are now completing their environmental tests to be launched by Arianespace (Koreasat-5A) and Space X (Koreasat-7) next year.
The Koreasat-5 and Kompsat-5 satellites were both built by Thales Alenia Space
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