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Superbird 7



Superbird 7 is a Japanese geostationary communications craft that was launched by an Ariane 5-ECA rocket from Kourou at 20:44 UT on 14 August 2008. The five tonne (with fuel) craft carries 28 Ku-band transponders to provide DTH internet and television services to Japan, East-Asia, and the Pacific region, after parking over 144° E longitude. It is also known as Superbird C-2, and will replace the aging Superbird-C.

Alternate Names

  • 33274
  • Superbird7

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-08-14
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Space Communication Corporation (SCC) (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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