JCSAT-110A (JCSAT-15) at 110° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Operator:||SKY Perfect JSAT|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
In April 2014 satellite operator SKY Perfect JSAT ordered JCSAT-15 satellite with Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). The satellite is an all Ku-band comsat, which will replace the aging JCSAT-110 (N-Sat 110) satellite at 110° East to provide television broadcasts for pay-television service. The satellite was renamed JCSAT-110A when service was commenced.
JCSAT-15 is based on the highly reliable SSL-1300 satellite platform that provides the flexibility for a broad range of applications and technology advances. The satellite was designed to deliver service for 15 years or more and was launched on December 20th, 2016 in a dual launch with Star Ine D1 satellite for satellite operator Embratel/Star One from Brazil, on an Ariane 5 launcher operator by Arianespace from the Kourou launch site in French Guyana.