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Launch Schedule for Horizons-2 Communications Satellite
(December 13, 2007) - JSAT Corporation ("JSAT"; Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kiyoshi Isozaki) announced today the following launch schedule for the Horizons-2 communications satellite, which is jointly owned with Intelsat (Headquarters: UK-ruled Bermuda), the world's largest satellite communications operator.

Horizons-2 is the second satellite that JSAT has jointly launched with Intelsat.  The first satellite was Horizons-1, which covers North America and Hawaii.  Horizons-1 was launched in October 2003 into a 127� West longitude orbital slot and has been used for communications between companies in North America, digital content distribution, and other services.

There is huge demand for satellite services in North America.  Accordingly, Horizons-2 is scheduled to be used for corporate data communications, high definition content distribution, and other services.  In addition, combining these Horizons satellites with other JSAT-owned satellite will make possible a far-reaching network encompassing the U.S., Japan, and other parts of Asia and Oceania.

Launch Schedule
December 20, 2007 15:14 (EST)
Launch Site
Kourou base, French Guiana
Launch Vehicle
Ariane 5 rocket (Arianespace)
Satellite Specifications
  1. Satellite Bus: STAR-2 (Orbital Sciences Corporation)
  2. No. of Transponders: 20 x Ku-band
  3. Area of Coverage: CONUS US and Caribbean
  4. Orbital Slot: 74� West longitude
  5. Design Lifetime: 15 years

More information regarding Horizons 2 can be found at: http://www.jsati.com/satellite-servicesH2.asp
 

 







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