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JCSAT-15 built by SSL and is based on the 1300 bus. It weighs about 3.4 metric tons and has dimensions of 17 feet × 10.8 feet × 9.8 feet (5.2 meters × 3.3 meters × 3 meters). The satellite is fitted with two power-generating solar panels, providing 10 kilowatts of power; its designed lifetime is more than 15 years.

JCSAT-15 will be operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation – a Japanese satellite communication and multi-channel pay TV company. Equipped with Ku-band transponders, the spacecraft will be used to help broadcast the multichannel pay television service in Japan. It will also provide data transfer communications, and maritime and aviation applications for the Oceania and Indian Ocean Region.

Alternate Names

  • 41903
  • JCSAT15

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Japan Communication Satellite Company (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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