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SCC Announces Launch Schedule for Superbird-7
(July 17, 2008) Space Communications Corporation (Head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Yutaka Nagai ; �SCC�) today announced the launch schedule for its communications satellite, �Superbird-7�as follows:

Superbird-7, which is the first made-in-Japan commercial satellite ordered by a satellite operator in Japan, will be the successor (Superbird-C2*) to Superbird-C currently operated at 144 degrees east in order to meet a wide range of telecommunications needs with its enhanced performance.
 
* Superbird-7 will be called �Superbird-C2� after the beginning of its in-orbit operation.
 


Planned Launch Date:
August 13, 2008 (Wed.) 5:44 a.m. (JST) **
Launch Site:
The Guiana Space Center, French Guiana
Launch Vehicle
Ariane 5 rocket (Arianespace)
Satellite Bus:
DS2000 (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
Satellite Specifications:
(1) Frequency band: Ku-band
(2) Transponders (Bandwidth x Number of
     Transponders): 27MHz x 20ch, 36MHz x 8ch
(3) Coverage: Japan/NE Asia/SE Asia/Pacific ocean
(4) Design Lifetime: 15 years
(5) Orbital position: 144 degrees east

** Launch date may be changed because of weather conditions.









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