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SCC Announces Successful Launch of Superbird-7
(August 15, 2008)  Space Communications Corporation (Head office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO:  Yutaka Nagai; "SCC") is pleased to announce today it has successfully launched its communication satellite, "Superbird-7 (C2)."

Superbird-7 lifted off today at 5:44 a.m. (JST) at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana with Ariane5 launcher by Arianespace and separated from teh launcher at 6:09 a.m. (JST).  The deployment of its solar array panels has been completed at 7:02 a.m. (JST).

Supderbird-7 is planned to start its service as a successor of the current Superbird-C after completion of in-orbit testing.



Launch Date:
August 15, 2008 (Fri.) 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









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