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ST 2

ST 2 [MELCO]

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced in December 2008 it has received an order to build the ST-2 communications satellite for a joint venture between Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Company Limited (Chunghwa). Currently, SingTel and Chunghwa jointly own the ST-1 and use this satellite in their various communications businesses. The ST-2 will succeed the ST-1 as their next communications satellite.

This order will make Mitsubishi Electric the first Japanese satellite manufacturer to enter the commercial communications satellite market outside Japan, using its original Japan-made satellite bus platform.

For the production of the ST-2, Mitsubishi Electric has proposed to use its original DS-2000 satellite bus platform, which was developed based on the ETS-8 made for NASDA.

As a result, Mitsubishi Electric has won the contract for the ST-2, having been highly recognized for its delivery schedule, contractual methodology and other aspects. The ST-2 will be Mitsubishi Electric's first order for a commercial satellite using DS-2000 received from outside Japan.

Nation: Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China)
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Singapore Telecom (SingTel), Chunghwa Telecom
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment: C and Ku band transponders
Configuration: DS-2000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 5090 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ST 2 2011-022B 20.05.2011 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with GSat 8 (Insat 4G)
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