Satellite footprints

Superbird-C2 (Superbird-7) at 144° East

Position:144° East
Manufacturer:Mitsubishi Electric
Operator:SKY Perfect JSAT
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5ECA
Launch date:08/14/2008
Expected lifetime:15 Years

Superbird-C2 was ordered as Superbird-7 by Japanese satellite communications services company Space Communications Corporation (SCC) with Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (MELCO). The 5,000kgs heavy satellite was the first commercial order of a Mitsubishi DS-2000 type satellite that featured 28 Ku-band transponders.

The satellite was ordered in April 2005 SCC, that was later merged and absorbed by satellite operator JSAT Corporation, when the satellite was renamed Superbird-C2 to replace  Superbird-C to provide communications services to Japan, Eastern Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

Superbird-7 was launched in a dual launch with AMC-21 form satellite operator SES Americom (SES) on August 14th, 2008 on an Ariane 5 rocket booster operated by launch operator Arianespace from their Kourou Space Port launch complex in French Guyana.



Superbird-C2 (Superbird-7) at 144° East

Superbird-7 satellite under construction
MELCO Satellite arrives at Arianespace
Ariane 5 launch vehicle on launch pad
Ariane 5 launching EchoStar XVIII

Superbird-C2 (Superbird-7) at 144° East