Superbird 9 [Airbus]
Superbird 9 is a fully reconfigurable Ku-band and Ka-band telecommunications communications satellite owned by SKY Perfect JSAT.
In March 2021, SKY Perfect JSAT contacted with Airbus to build a OneSat based fully digital in-orbit reconfigurable telecommunications satellite to replace a key broadcasting mission and to simultaneously deliver fully flexible HTS (High Throughput Satellite) services.
Superbird-9 will deliver broadcast and broadband missions in Ku band, primarily over Japan and Eastern Asia. It will bring day-to-day flexibility for the SKY Perfect JSAT fleet enabling payload missions to be configured, adapted and combined to perfectly match end-user needs. This covers everything from DTH broadcasting to broadband HTS including maritime and aero-connectivity services, utilising the latest innovations in payload technology and in-orbit resource management.
The satellite was originally planned to be in orbit in 2024, but has been delayed to 2027.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Operator:||SKY Perfect JSAT|
|Contractors:||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Equipment:||reconfigurable Ku-band and Ka-band payload|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Superbird 9||-||2027||CCK / BC||Starship|