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BSAT 3C, a Japanese satellite, was launched on 06 August 2011 from Kourou at 22:52 UT by an Ariane 5 rocket. The satellite, also known as BSAT 3C/JCSAT 110R, weighed 2.91 tonnes and is designed for a 15-year tandem mission for two Japanese communications firms. The spacecraft will be used for television broadcasting. Additional capacity will be managed by SKY Perfect JSAT for other telecommunications services, including direct digital television programming. BSAT 3C is heading for an operational position in geosynchronous orbit along the equator at 110 degrees E longitude. It carries 24 Ku-band transponders split between its two operators.

Alternate Names

  • 37776
  • BSAT3C
  • JCSAT 110R

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-08-06
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2910 kg

Funding Agency

  • Broadcast Satellite System Corp of Tokyo (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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