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Superbird 9

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.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: SKY Perfect JSAT
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: reconfigurable Ku-band and Ka-band payload
Configuration: OneSat
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Superbird 9 - 2027 CCK / BC Starship
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