Tuesday, February 26, 2008

[Korea.net News, Science / Tech, February 14 2008] KT plans to launch satellite in 2010

KT Corp., Korea’s top fixed-line operator, said Thursday (Feb. 14) it plans to launch a new satellite to meet the growing demand of the country’s satellite broadcasting service.

The company plans to launch the new satellite, named Mugunghwa-6, in June 2010 to replace the currently operating Mugunghwa-3, scheduled to be shut down in late 2011.

Mugunghwa-3 relays satellite broadcast service of Skylife Co., a commercial satellite broadcaster, which has some 2.14 million subscribers.

The new satellite will be equipped with the latest device capable of relaying high-definition digital images, according to KT.

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