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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.

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    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

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