JCSAT-110R/BSat-3c at 110° East
|SKY Perfect JSAT|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
In December 2008 Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract by the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT) of Japan to build their next geostationary broadcasting and telecommunications satellite. Designated BSat-3c/JCSAT-110R, the satellite was launched on August 6th, 2011 in a dual launch with Astra-1N satellite for satellite operator SES, aboard an Ariane-5ECA launch vehicle provided by launch operator Arianespace.
BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R’s two independent Ku-band payloads incorporate 12 direct broadcast channels and 12 fixed direct communication channels with uplink and downlink coverage over Japan. The spacecraft is located at 110° East longitude and was designed for a lifespan of 15-years. The satellite was designed with over 95% flight-proven components integrated into the highly reliable A2100A platform manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS), Newtown, PA.