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Launch Schedule for Horizons-2 Communications Satellite (updated)
(December 20, 2007) - JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kiyoshi Isozaki) had originally scheduled the launch of the Horizons-2 communications satellite, which is jointly owned with Intelsat, for 4:14 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2007 (EST).

However, in order to perform additional checks on the launch vehicle, JSAT Corporation announced today that the launch has been rescheduled for the following day, Friday, December 21, 2007.

Launch Schedule
December 21, 2007 16:14 (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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