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SKY Perfect JSAT and Intelsat to Bring High Throughput Capacity to
Asia Pacific to Meet Growing Mobility and Broadband Demands

(November 4, 2015)SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President: Shinji Takada) announces that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer; Shinji Takada), a 100% owned subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc., today released attached regarding a joint venture between SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Intelsat S.A.
SKY Perfect JSAT signed Launch Service Contract
for JCSAT-16 satellite with SpaceX

(September 10, 2014)SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada) has concluded a contract for a launch service for its JCSAT-16 communications satellite with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) (Head Office: Hawthorne, California, United States; President and COO: Gwynne Shotwell) . JCSAT-16 will function as an in-orbit back-up satellite to the existing services in the Ku- and Ka-band for the Japanese market, enabling the provision of more stable and continuous satellite services and further strengthening the foundations of SKY Perfect JSAT’s business. With this launch, SKY Perfect JSAT will strive to maintain stable and high-quality satellite communications services in Japan.
SKY Perfect JSAT signed Launch Service Contract for JCSAT-15 satellite
with Arianespace

(September 9, 2014)SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada) has concluded a contract for a launch service for its JCSAT-15 communications satellite with Arianespace (Head Office: France; Chairman and CEO: Stephane Israel). JCSAT-15 is scheduled to launch from Guiana Space Centre in Guiana, an overseas territory of France located in South America, on an Ariane-5 rocket in 2016. The satellite will serve as a successor to the N-SAT-110 satellite, which is located at a longitude of 110 degrees East and is used for broadcasting of the multichannel pay TV service SKY PerfecTV!. With this launch, SKY Perfect JSAT will strive to continue stable broadcasts and to enhance and improve its services in the future. (Reference)
SKY Perfect JSAT Procures Successor to Superbird-B2 Satellite

(April 25, 2014) SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada) announced that it has concluded arrangements to procure a successor to its Superbird-B2 satellite. 

The Superbird-B2 satellite, which operates in geostationary orbit at 162 degrees east longitude, entered service in April 2000 and will reach the end of its designed service life in FY2015. SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has planned to procure the successor satellite (called $B!H(BSuperbird-8$B!I(B) and launch it in the second half of FY2015 (scheduled). $B!H(BSuperbird-8$B!I(B will carry high-performance Ku and Ka transponders and will provide satellite communications services mainly in the Japanese market. 
 
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation will continue to provide satellite communications services with higher quality to become a trusted company by meeting customers$B!G(B expectations. 

(Reference) 
1. Satellite bus:  DS2000 bus, manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (manufacturing management: NEC Corporation) 
2. Specifications of the satellite 
(1) Frequency band: Ku- and Ka-bands 
(2) Main coverage: Japan (Ku-/Ka-band Japan beam) 
      Entire visible area (Ku-band steerable beam) 
(3) Launch date: Second half of FY2015 (scheduled) 
(4) Service life: 15 years or more 
3. Orbital location:  162 degrees east longitude 

SKY Perfect JSAT Procures JCSAT-15 and JCSAT-16 Satellites

(April 17, 2014) SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Space Systems/Loral (Head Office: Palo Alto, California, US; President: John Celli) for procurement of its new JCSAT-15 and 16 satellites. 
 
In addition to JCSAT-14, for which an agreement was concluded last June, both JCSAT-15 and JCSAT-16 satellites will be constructed by Space Systems/Loral. 
 
JCSAT-15 will succeed and replace N-SAT-110, being used at 110 degrees east longitude for broadcasting of the multichannel pay TV service SKY PerfecTV!. 
 
JCSAT-16 will function as an in-orbit back-up satellite to the existing services in the Ku- and Ka-band for the Japanese market, enabling the provision of more stable satellite services and further strengthening the foundations of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation$B!G(Bs business. 
 
SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation will continue to make investments in a timely manner in order to further enhance and increase the reliability of its communications and broadcasting services. 



SKY Perfect JSAT signed a Launch Service Contract for JCSAT-14
satellite with SpaceX

(January 10, 2014)SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada; "SKY Perfect JSAT" below) has concluded a contract for a launch service for its JCSAT-14 communications satellite with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) (HQ: the United States of America; Gwynne Shotwell , President and COO ). 
 
JCSAT-14 will replace JCSAT-2A in geostationary orbit at 154degree East Longitude. The contract for the construction of the satellite was concluded on June 12, 2013. The launch is scheduled for the second half of 2015. (http://www.sptvjsat.com/wp-content/uploads/130612_J14-News-Release_final-2.pdf) 
 
SKY Perfect JSAT will continue to work to provide high-quality satellite communications services in Japan as well as Asia-Pacific region. 

SKY Perfect JSAT Procures JCSAT-14 Satellite from Space Systems/Loral to Boost Capacity over Asia Pacific


(June 12, 2013) SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announced that it has entered into
an agreement with satellite manufacturer Space Systems/Loral (SSL) for the construction
of its new satellite JCSAT-14. This new communications satellite is scheduled to be
launched during the second half of 2015.
JCSAT-14 will succeed and replace JCSAT-2A in the orbital position of 154 degree East
Longitude. Based on the SSL 1300 platform, the new satellite will feature larger, redesigned
C-band and Ku-band payloads, boosting the available regional capacity by
multiple folds.
The new satellite is designed to fulfill the growing demand for telecommunication
infrastructure in Asia Pacific. It offers extensive coverage over Asia, Russia, Oceania and
the Pacific Islands. Broadcast and data networks can be established and upgraded with
ease via the optimized C-band beams. New regional Ku-band beams are also added to
extend the satellites geographical footprint and to address the fast-growing mobility
markets, enabling high-speed connectivity for vessels, aircrafts, and the resources
exploration industries such as mining, oil and gas companies, where the requirement for
flexible, reliable service is greater than ever.
Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President & CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT, said,
"Asia Pacific is our home and we are confident about its future potential. SKY Perfect
JSAT is committed to expanding our international business by creating the best service
and most desirable coverage in the Asia Pacific region, while striving to expand our
service portfolio in Japan. The decision to build JCSAT-14 represents another important
step towards achieving that goal. We look forward to working with SSL on building this
satellite, which will help elevate our service to a new level".



SKY Perfect JSAT Launches ExBird Satellite IP Network Service

(March 26, 2010) SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masanori Akiyama; "SKY Perfect JSAT") has announced that it will begin offering "ExBird," a service enabling easy IP networking via communications satellite, from April 1, 2010.

ExBird is a communications network service that takes advantage of three properties unique to satellite-based communications disaster resistance, wide-area coverage, and flexibility. The adoption of fast and easy satellite-based communications is made possible through the use of a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) station. This terrestrial station setup requires only a small antenna (roughly 74cm in diameter) and compact indoor equipment, allowing for installation virtually anywhere. In addition, customer VSAT stations are monitored and operated by SKY Perfect JSAT, delivering added assurance of easy use after the system is adopted. IP protocols are also supported, with a number of service plans across the narrowband to broadband range available to enable seamless connections to customers' IP networks.

In today's world, where our information society is growing more advanced and seamless connections between IT systems are critical, SKY Perfect JSAT offers ExBird as the definitive solution to answer this need.

Anticipated Usage Scenarios

1. Disaster Countermeasures
When major disasters and other catastrophic events strike, inability to secure network connections between bases not only impairs the business continuity of an affected company, but may also negatively impact a host of other companies linked to it. Leveraging the innate disaster resistance of satellite-based communications, ExBird provides a highly reliable network even during times of disaster, thereby helping to strengthen customers' Business Continuity Plans (BCP). Lines of communication enabled via ExBird can function as networks between datacenters responsible for mission-critical operations, or as voice-call hotlines during a major crisis.

2. Eliminating the Digital Divide
Broadband environments are now critical infrastructure for conducting business activities. Taking advantage of the distinctive wide-area coverage and flexibility offered by satellite-based communications, ExBird supports customers' businesses by covering every corner of Japan, thus serving as infrastructure for eliminating the digital divide. Even in areas that typically lack a broadband environment, such as factories, research centers, and construction sites for dams and tunnels located in remote or mountainous areas, ExBird service users can enjoy maximum upload speeds of 1.2Mbps and download speeds of up to 8Mbps (best effort) via satellite-based IP networks.

3. Remote Monitoring and Control
Utilizing the disaster resistance and wide-area coverage made possible through satellite-based communications, ExBird can also serve as a dedicated network for system monitoring and control from remote bases. Specifically, customers can adopt ExBird for remote data collection, for example, monitoring of radiation and stationary observation points in disaster prevention systems, or for the monitoring and control of long stretches of pipeline and other such applications. Beyond helping customers to reduce both travel times to observation sites and related costs, this feature enables fast recognition of abnormalities that arise, permitting the customer to take immediate control.

The ExBird service is currently available only in Japan.

SKY Perfect JSAT launches the commercial maritime broadband service "OceanBB"

(March 19, 2010) SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masanori Akiyama; "SKY Perfect JSAT") has announced the launch of "OceanBB" that will provide a global, always-on, fixed-price broadband service for commercial maritime vessels operating on the global Ku-band network from April 1st, 2010.

The data rates of OceanBB are a maximum 512kbps for ship-to-shore uploads and 1Mbps for shore-to-ship uploads. OceanBB will change the existing maritime communication environment in which only the narrowband pay-as-you-go plan is available, while enabling seamless networking between ship and shore.

This seamless networking by OceanBB can not only secure the economic efficiency of your vessel's operations but also enhance the service quality for your cruise passengers. Plus, it can help the welfare programs of your crew. The Japanese cruise ships Nippon-maru and Fuji-maru have already decided to install OceanBB.

SKY Perfect JSAT will provide a coverage area spanning the Asia, Oceania and Indian Ocean region through JCSAT-1B and JCSAT-85, and the roaming service with our business partner, KVH Industries, Inc., which provides a mini-VSAT broadband service in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea. Our partnership with KVH will realize a high-speed Internet service throughout the world’s main ocean areas.

* OceanBB is available for Japanese-registered maritime vessels or maritime vessels owned by Japanese companies.

Notice Regarding Successful Launch of the Intelsat 15 Satellite

(December 1, 2009)  SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masanori Akiyama; "SKY Perfect JSAT") hereby announces the successful launch of the Intelsat 15 satellite of Intelsat Ltd., the world's largest satellite operator.

Intelsat 15 satellite was launched atop a Zenit-3SLB launch vehicle of the Sea Launch Company, LLC at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan at 6:00 a.m. on December 1, 2009 Japan Standard Time.  The satellite separated from its launch vehicle and normal telemetry was received from the satellite at 12:28 p.m.

Following testing to verify performance in geostationary orbit, the satellite is scheduled to commence operations at 85 degrees east longitude.  Once the satellite commences in-orbit operations, SKY Perfect JSAT will market its capacity on the Intelsat 15 satellite as JCSAT-85.

1. Launch date and time
 Tuesday, December 1, 2009  6:00 a.m. (JST)
2. Launch site
 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
3. Launch vehicle
 Zenit-3SLB  (Sea Launch Company, LLC)
4. Satellite bus
 STAR-2 (Orbital Sciences Corporation)
5. Satellite specifications
 (1) Frequencies: Ku-band
 (2) Transponders: 5 (out of 22)
 (3) Coverage area: Asia, Indian Ocean, Middle East (to Red Sea region), Russia
 (4) Design lifetime: 15 years
6. Planned orbital slot
 85 degrees east longitude



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