JCSAT-2b (JCSAT-14) at 154° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Operator:||SKY Perfect JSAT|
|Launch vehicle:||Falcon 9|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT ordered the JCSAT-14 high-power satellite in 2012. The spacecraft was constructed by Space Systems Loral (SS/L) and is based on the reliable SSL-1300 platform. JSAT-14 is located at 154° East longitude and has a lifespan of a minimum of 15 years.
JCSAT-14 provides approximately 10 kW of power at end of life and has 26 C-band transponders and 18 Ku-band transponders for service in Asia, Russia, Oceania and the Pacific Islands. The C-band coverage will be used for both broadcast and data networks and the satellite’s Ku-band regional beams will provide high-speed connectivity for maritime, aviation and resource exploration use.
The satellite will replace JCSAT-2A (JCSAT-8) at 154° East longitude and expands on its capacity to meet the growing demand for telecommunications infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region. After commencing services, satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT renamed the satellite in JCSAT-2b.
JCSAT-2b was successfully launched on May 6th, 2016 on a Falcon 9 rocket operated by launch operator SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.