JCSat 16 [SS/Loral]
Japan based satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT selected in April 2014 Space Systems/Loral (SSL) to build the JCSat 16 communications satellite.
The satellite will carry Ku- and Ka-band transponders to be employed as an in-orbit spare ready to provide service in the event of a problem with the company’s fleet, and to capture business expansion opportunities.
JCSAT-16 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 2016, the satellite is designed to deliver service for 15 years or more.
Although planned as a on-orbit spare, it will be placed at 162° easp position as a substitute for the Ku- and Ka-band capacity of the damaged and delayed Superbird 8 / DSN 1 satellite.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||Ku-band and Ka-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||4600 kg ?|
|JCSat 16||2016-050A||14.08.2016||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2|