Space

June 12, 2013

SSL selected to provide satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT

Space Systems/Loral, a leading provider of commercial satellites, announced June 11 that it was selected to provide a communications satellite to SKY Perfect JSAT, a leading satellite operator based in Japan, with a fleet of 16 satellites.

The satellite, JCSAT-14, will replace JCSAT-2A at 154 degrees East longitude and expands on its capacity to meet the growing demand for telecommunications infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region.

“We are very honored to become a supplier for SKY Perfect JSAT and hope this is the beginning of a long and successful relationship for both of our companies,” said John Celli, president of SSL.  “Our companies share a commitment to the highest quality and reliability and we look forward to working together closely on the JCSAT-14 program.”

The satellite, which provides approximately 10-kW of power at end of life, has 26 C-band transponders and 18-Ku-band transponders for service in Asia, Russia, Oceania and the Pacific Islands.  The C-band coverage will be used for both broadcast and data networks and the satellite’s Ku-band regional beams will provide high-speed connectivity for maritime, aviation and resource exploration use.

“We are very pleased to select SSL to provide SKY Perfect JSAT with our next satellite,” said Shinji Takada, representative director, president and CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT.  “SSL is a world leader in satellite manufacturing and has the ability to meet our rigorous schedule requirements for this important satellite.”

JCSAT-14 is based on the highly reliable SSL 1300 satellite platform that provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology advances.  Scheduled for launch in 2015, the satellite is designed to deliver service for 15 years or more.

 




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