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JCSAT-18 Launch Schedule Update

Nov 26, 2019

 SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President: Eiichi Yonekura) and its wholly-owned subsidiary SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Eiichi Yonekura; SKY Perfect JSAT) announce the launch schedule for its JCSAT-18 communications satellite.
 Since the successful launch of Horizons 3e in 2018, JCSAT-18 satellite marks the 2nd High Throughput Satellite to be owned by SKY Perfect JSAT. JCSAT-18 will provide Ku-band coverage and improve mobile and broadband services in the Asia-Pacific region, including the far eastern part of Russia.
 *HTS: a satellite that efficiently utilizes multiple spot beams to significantly increase throughput as compared to conventional satellites

  1.  Planned launch date    : December 16 2019 (Japan Standard Time)
  2.  Launch site           : Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA
  3.  Launch vehicle        : Falcon 9 (SpaceX)
  4.  Satellite bus : Boeing 702MP (Boeing)
  5.  Satellite specifications :
    (1) Frequencies: Ka-band and Ku-band
    (2) Coverage area: Asia and Pacific region
    (3) Design life: 15 years
  6.  Planned orbital slot     : 150 degrees East longitude

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Artist’s depiction of JCSAT-18 in space