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|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|ST 2||2011-022B||20.05.2011||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with GSat 8 (Insat 4G)|