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Notice Regarding Successful Launch of the JCSAT-12 Communications Satellite
(August 22, 2009)  SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office:  Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Masanori Akiyama) hereby announces the successful launch of the JCSAT-12 communications satellite.

JCSAT-12 was launched from an Arianespace Ariane5 launch vehicle at the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, South America at 7:09 a.m. on August 22, 2009 Japan Standard Time.  The satellite separated from its launch vehicle at 7:35 a.m., and a signal was received normally at 8:07 a.m.

Following testing to verify performance in geostationary orbit, the satellite will commence operations as JCSAT-RA, the successor craft to JCSAT-R.

1. Launch date and time
Saturday, August 22, 2009  7:09 a.m. (JST)
2. Launch site
Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, South America
3. Launch vehicle
Ariane5 (Arianespace)
4. Satellite bus
A2100AX (Lockheed Martin Corporation)
5. Satellite specifications
(1) Frequencies: Ku-band and C-band
(2) Transponders: 30 Ku-band transponders and 12 C-band
(3) Coverage area: Japan, Oceania, Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii
(4) Design lifetime: 15 years
6. Planned Orbital Slot
In-orbit backup satellite








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