NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Superbird 8



Superbird 8 is a dual-use communications satellite carrying a commercial Ku/Ka-Band payload operated by SKY Perfect JSAT to serve the Japanese market and an X-Band terminal for use by DSN Corporation as the second of two DSN satellites delivering secure connectivity for government and military use.

Alternate Names

  • 43271
  • Superbird8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2018-04-05
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

[] NASA Logo -