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N-SAT 110 (JCSat 110, Superbird 5 (D))

N-Sat 110 [Lockheed Martin]

The N-SAT-110 telecommunications satellite, designed and built for Space Communications Corporation (SCC) and JSAT Corporation of Tokyo, Japan by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS), was launched successfully on 06.10.2000 from Kourou, French Guiana. Lift-off occurred at 4:00 P.M Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) aboard an Ariane-42L H10-3 launch vehicle provided by Arianespace of Evry, France. Initial contact with the satellite, called acquisition of signal, was confirmed at 5:04 P.M. PDT from the Lockheed Martin satellite tracking station in Uralla, Australia.

N-SAT-110 is a commercial telecommunications satellite program awarded to LMCSS in November 1998. Commercial Space Systems will provide the Lockheed Martin Series A2100AX satellite and ground station facilities, along with operational support for the first six months of the satellite's operations. The satellite carries 24 Ku-band transponders for various telecommunication applications including direct TV broadcasting and will operate at 110 degrees East longitude covering Japan and nearby regions.

JSAT operates the satellite under thed designation JCSAT 110, while SCC uses the designators Superbird 5 (prelaunch) and Superbird D (on orbit).

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Space Communications Corporation (SCC), JSAT Corporation
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment: 24 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: A2100AX
Propulsion: LEROS-1C
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 13 years
Mass: 3531 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
N-Sat 110 (JCSat 110, Superbird 5, Superbird D) 2000-060A 06.10.2000 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-42L H10-3

References:

  • Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Website
Further JCSat missions:
Further Superbird missions: