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
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