1980s

  • 1985
    • Japan Communications Satellite Planning Company, Inc. is established (name changed to Japan Communications Satellite Company, Inc. in April that year).
    • Space Communications Corporation is established.
    • Satellite Japan Corporation is established.
    • Acquires a Type I Telecommunications Business License
  • 1987
    • Constructs the Yokohama Satellite Control Center (YSCC) and the Gunma Satellite Control Station
  • 1988
    • Constructs the Superbird Ibaraki Network Control Center and the Superbird Yamaguchi Network Control Center
  • 1989
    • Launches JCSAT-1, Japan's first private-sector communication satellite and begins providing satellite communications services the following month
    • Launches Superbird-A (old) and begins providing satellite communications services the following month

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