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JCSat 16

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.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: JSAT Corporation
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: Ku-band and Ka-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4600 kg ?
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
JCSat 16 2016-050A 14.08.2016 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2
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