JCSat 8

Japan


Spacecraft n:

Japanese satellite n: 102

Also called Jcsat 2A
Launched together with Astra-3A

Launch data:

Designation 27399 / 02015A
Launch date 29 Mar 2002 - 01:29 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-2 (ELA-3?)
Launch vehicle  Ariane-44L (V149)
MissionCommunications
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee  km
Eccentricity 
Inclination  deg
Period  min
Location 154°E


Specifications

Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-601
Mass at launch 2600 kg
Mass in orbit 1460 kg
Dry mass 1200 kg
Dimension 3.6 x 2.7 x 4.3 m (deployed: 7.6 x 4.3 x 21 m)
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 3700 W
Design lifetime 11 years


C-band

Main transponders 16
Backup transponders  
Power 34 W
Bandwidth 5 x 54 MHz
11 x 36 MHz
Coverage Japan, East Asia, Oceania and Hawaii
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V

Ku-band

Main transponders 16
Backup transponders  
Power 120 W
Bandwidth 57 MHz
Coverage Japan
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V


Ref: #7, #15 - update: 07.04.09