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Superbird 7 (Superbird C2)

Superbird 7 [MELCO]

Space Communications Corporation (SCC), a Japanese satellite communications service company, ordered SUPERBIRD-7 (renamed Superbird C2 on orbit) from Mitsubishi Electric. The 5000 kg satellite is the first commercial order of a Mitsubishi DS-2000 type satellite. It will feature 28 Ku-band transponders. Superbird 7 is planned for a 2008 launch. It will be operated from an orbital position 144 degrees east longitude.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Space Communications Corporation (SCC)
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment: 28 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: DS-2000
Propulsion: R-4D-11-164 ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass: 4820 kg (2018 kg dry)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Superbird 7 (Superbird C2) 2008-038A 14.08.2008 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with AMC 21
Further Superbird missions: