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JCSAT 9 is a Japanese geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating Odyssey platform over the equatorial Pacific Ocean at 154 deg-W longitude at 23:30 UT on 12 April 2006. The 4.4 tonne satellite will provide voice, video and internet services through out Asia, through its 20 C-band and 20 Ku-band transponders after parking over 132-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 29045
  • JCSAT9

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-04-12
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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