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JCSat 4B (124.0E)
03-16-2010, 07:51 AM
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Information JCSat 4B (124.0E)
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Satellite: JCSat 13 -> JCSat 4B

Lockheed Martin has been awarded in April 2009 a multi-million dollar contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan to build its next geostationary communications satellite. Designated JCSAT-13, the satellite will be launched in late 2011.

JCSAT-13 will feature an all Ku-band payload incorporating 44 fixed high-power communication channels that will provide uplink and downlink coverage over Japan, Asia and Oceania. Additionally, two steerable antennas provide coverage for new and emerging markets as well as quick response coverage, spanning the visible Earth from the orbital slot to cover a geographic area upon short notice and, depending on capacity requirements, providing multiple transponders in each steerable beam. Extensive on-board switching allows for payload reconfiguration capability on orbit, allowing efficient use of the frequency plan.

The spacecraft will be located at 124 degrees East longitude to replace JCSAT-4A (JCSAT-6). JCSAT-13 is required to meet a 15-year service life and will be integrated on the highly reliable A2100AXS platform.

Originally, JCSAT-13 was to be launched in 2013, but the company accelerated the plan to launch it in late 2011 nearly two years ahead of the original schedule. But due to launh vehicle scheduling problems, the launch slipped again to 2012.

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03-16-2010, 07:56 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
SKY Perfect JSAT Awards Lockheed Martin Contract To Build JCSAT-13 Communications Satellite

NEWTOWN, Pa., April 16th, 2009 -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan to build its next geostationary communications satellite. Designated JCSAT-13, the satellite will be launched in 2013.

JCSAT-13 will feature an all Ku-band payload incorporating 44 fixed high-power communication channels that will provide uplink and downlink coverage over Japan, Asia and Oceania. Additionally, two steerable antennas provide coverage for new and emerging markets as well as quick response coverage, spanning the visible Earth from the orbital slot to cover a geographic area upon short notice and, depending on capacity requirements, providing multiple transponders in each steerable beam. Extensive on-board switching allows for payload reconfiguration capability on orbit, allowing efficient use of the frequency plan.

The spacecraft will be located at 124 degrees East longitude. JCSAT-13 is required to meet a 15-year service life and will be integrated on the highly reliable A2100AX platform manufactured by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS), Newtown, PA.

JCSAT-13 is the seventh satellite order SKY Perfect JSAT has awarded to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin successfully built JCSAT-9 through JCSAT-11 and is currently manufacturing JCSAT-12, which is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2009 and JCSAT-110R, which is scheduled to launch in 2011. Lockheed Martin also built and successfully launched N-SAT-110.

"We recognize and value the trust that our customer, SKY Perfect JSAT has placed in Lockheed Martin," said LMCSS General Manager Marshall Byrd. "By leveraging our experience on N-SAT-110 and JCSAT-9 through JCSAT-11, as well as current programs JCSAT-12 and JCSAT-110R, we are able to provide our customer with confidence that JCSAT-13 will be delivered on schedule and meet the quality requirements demonstrated by the A2100 platform."

The Lockheed Martin A2100 geosynchronous spacecraft series is designed to meet a wide variety of telecommunications needs including Ka-band broadband and broadcast services, fixed satellite services in C-band and Ku-band, high-power direct broadcast services using the Ku-band frequency spectrum and mobile satellite services using UHF, L-band, and S-band payloads. The A2100's modular design features a reduction in parts, simplified construction, increased on-orbit reliability and reduced weight and cost.

The A2100 spacecraft design accommodates a large range of payloads. The A2100 serves as the platform for critical Lockheed Martin government communications programs such as the Advanced Extremely High Frequency program and the Mobile User Objective System, and is the foundation for the company's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series-R (GOES-R) offering. The A2100 also serves as the spacecraft platform for Lockheed Martin's GPS III program.

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05-18-2010, 09:32 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
   
JCSat 13

Type / Application: Communication
Operator: SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
Contractors: Lockheed Martin
Equipment: 44 Ku-band high-power transponders
Configuration: A2100AXS
Propulsion: LEROS-1C
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 4528 kg
Orbit: GEO

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06-03-2010, 06:32 PM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Arianespace To Launch Japanese Satellite JCSAT-13

Tokyo, April 16, 2009, Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has chosen Arianespace to launch its new JCSAT-13 communications satellite. This new contract is the 7th contract signed in 2009 by Arianespace with the major satellite operators.

Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, and Masanori Akiyama, President and CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, today signed the launch Service & Solutions contract for the JCSAT-13 satellite.

The JCSAT-13 contract is the 27th that Arianespace has won in Japan out of 36 commercial contracts open to competition.

JCSAT-13 will be launched by an Ariane 5 in 2013 from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe's Spaceport, French Guiana.

Built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems in Newtown, Pennsylvania, it will weigh about 4,500 kg at launch and has a design life of 15 years. JCSAT-13 will provide broadcasting/telecommunications services for Japan and the Asia-Pacific region in general.

Arianespace has built a relationship of mutual trust with SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, the leading private Japanese satellite operator, since 1989. JCSAT-13 is the 17th satellite launch contract that Arianespace has won from this operator since the launch of JCSAT-1.

Arianespace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Yves Le Gall said: "We are very proud and very honoured to once again serve the leading satellite operator in Asia-Pacific. We would like to thank SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation for their loyalty over the last 20 years. This new contract, the 7th signed in 2009 with a major satellite operator, is an expression of confidence and clear recognition of the quality of Arianespace's launch Service & Solutions."

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02-01-2011, 08:18 PM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Notice Regarding Conclusion Of Satellite Procurement Contract For JCSAT-13 Communications Satellite

Tokyo, April 16, 2009 - SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation has concluded a procurement contract with U.S.-based satellite manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corporation for the JCSAT-13 communications satellite. SKY Perfect JSAT has also concluded a launch contract for JCSAT-13 with Arianespace. The goals are to provide a successor spacecraft for the JCSAT-4A communications satellite currently in orbit at 124 degrees east longitude and to drive global business expansion in Asia and Oceania.

SKY Perfect JSAT currently provides digital broadcasting services using the three communications satellites JCSAT-4A, JCSAT-3A and N-SAT-110, which are in orbit at 124, 128, and 110 degrees east longitude, respectively. With these satellites, SKY Perfect JSAT operates Japan's largest multi-channel pay TV platforms, serving a total of approximately 3.7 million individual subscribers, including wired service subscribers. JCSAT-13 will be the successor to JCSAT-4A, which supports SKY PerfecTV! services.

JCSAT-13 will carry 44 Ku-band transponders and a Japan beam, Southeast Asia beam and two steerable beams to cover an extensive area ranging from the Middle East to Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. With this satellite, SKY Perfect JSAT aims to fulfill demand in Asia and Oceania, mainly for satellite broadcasting services, broadband backbone networks, emergency links and communications links for digital-divide regions.

Taking full advantage of JCSAT-13, SKY Perfect JSAT intends to continue tackling new challenges going forward.

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06-22-2011, 06:20 PM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
SKY Perfect JSAT Accelerates Time-To-Market For Communications Satellite JCSAT-13

Tokyo, June 17, 2011 - SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announced the acceleration of the JCSAT-13 satellite project. The satellite, currently under construction, is now slated for lift-off by Ariane 5 rocket in the fourth quarter of 2011, substantially ahead of its originally scheduled launch in 2013.

JCSAT-13, which is equipped with 44 high-power Ku-band transponders, will replace JCSAT-4A at the orbital slot of 124 degrees East longitude. In addition to continuing service to Japan's premier DTH platform with its Japan beam, SKY Perfect JSAT will further strengthen its services by deploying a Southeast Asia beam with an emphasis over Indonesia & Malaysia and two steerable beams on board the satellite, which will fulfill growing demand for satellite broadcasting services and data communication networks for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania regions.

Osamu Inoue, Senior Executive Vice President of SKY Perfect JSAT, said, "We are very pleased to have a launch slot earlier than the original, which allows us to quickly respond to a variety of customer requirements such as DTH services, high-speed broadband services and enterprise VSAT networks, in which time-to-market is a crucial factor for success. We view JCSAT-13 as an important platform for our future growth. Leveraging on its Southeast Asia beam and the two steerable beams, this satellite will significantly expand our international Ku-band businesses to new areas."

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07-13-2011, 08:35 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
SKY Perfect JSAT Awards Integral Systems Contract To Upgrade Fleet Management System And Extend Ground System To Support JCSAT-13 Satellite

COLUMBIA, Md., July 12, 2011 - Integral Systems, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract by SKY Perfect JSAT to upgrade its ground systems with the latest version of Integral Systems industry leading EPOCH Integrated Product Suite (IPS) satellite command and control software. In addition to the software upgrade, Integral Systems will provide a hardware refresh to support SKY Perfect JSAT's latest satellite, JCSAT-13, scheduled for liftoff in the fourth quarter of 2011.

For more than five years, SKY Perfect JSAT has relied on Integral Systems and EPOCH IPS to operate its JCSAT-9, -10 and -12 ground systems. With the updated version of EPOCH IPS and new hardware, SKY Perfect JSAT will be able to better manage these satellites under a single system and have greater flexibility as it expands its satellite fleet to provide a broader range of services to customers.

"By selecting Integral Systems EPOCH IPS, we are able to prepare a cost-effective ground system not only for JCSAT-13, but also for JCSAT-9, -10 and -12. In addition, with this operational commonality, we expect even more effective operations, reduction of total cost and high reliability," said Shigetaka Shinozuka, General Manager, Satellite Operations Division of SKY Perfect JSAT.

"In today's ultra-competitive environment, satellite operators are under tremendous pressure to reduce unnecessary costs," said James Kramer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Civil and Commercial Group at Integral Systems. "With EPOCH IPS, operators are able to increase efficiencies and reduce costs by managing their entire fleet of satellites with one command and control system. This was one of the primary reasons SKY Perfect JSAT selected us yet again to integrate the JCSAT-13 satellite into their fleet operations in an efficient and cost-effective manner."

As an all-in-one satellite command and control and fleet management system operable right from a user's desktop, EPOCH IPS presents a more efficient, economic alternative to costly command and monitoring practices. It currently supports satellite designs from every major commercial geostationary satellite manufacturer. Integral Systems commercial clients using EPOCH IPS include SKY Perfect JSAT , AsiaSat, Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), Chunghwa Telecom, Indovision, KT Corporation, SingTel/Optus, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), Intelsat, SES, Telesat, EchoStar and Hellas Sat, while government clients include the National Space Organization of Taiwan, European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) among many others.

JCSAT-13 is equipped with 44 high-power Ku-band transponders and will replace JCSAT-4A at the 124 degrees East longitude orbital slot. In addition to continuing service to Japan's premier DTH platform with its Japan beam, SKY Perfect JSAT will further strengthen its services by deploying a Southeast Asia beam with an emphasis on Indonesia and Malaysia. Additionally, two steerable beams onboard the satellite will fulfill the growing demand for satellite broadcasting services and data communication networks supporting Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

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01-17-2012, 08:19 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
   
JCSAT-13 satellite built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

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03-04-2012, 06:14 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Ariane 5 Is Readied For A Dual Satellite Arianespace Launch At The Service Of Asia-Pacific Telecom Operators

February 24, 2012 - Ariane Flights VA206

The second Ariane 5 for launch in 2012 by Arianespace has completed its initial assembly at the Spaceport in French Guiana, marking a preparation milestone for this dual-payload mission to orbit a pair of satellites for Asia-Pacific: Japan's JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 for Vietnam.

During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, the Ariane 5 ECA vehicle took shape with the mating of its two solid rocket boosters and core cryogenic stage, followed by the initial top-off with the upper composite consisting of the ESC-A cryogenic upper stage and vehicle equipment bay.

Both passengers on this flight are to be orbited for repeat Arianespace customers in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region.

JCSAT-13 will be the latest in a series of satellites lofted by Arianespace for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, the broadcasting and communications services provider that started in 2008 through the merger of JSAT Corporation, SKY Perfect Communications, Inc., and Space Communications Corporation.

VINASAT-2 is the second telecommunications platform entrusted to Arianespace for the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), and comes four years after Arianespace launched VINASAT-1 as Vietnam's first communications satellite which was carried by an Ariane 5 in April 2008.

The mission with VINASAT-2 and JCSAT-13 is targeted for mid-May, and uses the VA206 flight designation, signifying the 206th launch of an Ariane family vehicle.

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04-13-2012, 06:52 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
A Double Arrival For Arianespace's Next Dual-Payload Ariane 5 Mission

April 12, 2012 - Ariane Flight VA206

The two Lockheed Martin-built satellites for Arianespace's upcoming Ariane 5 dual-payload mission are now at the Spaceport for a fast-paced launch campaign that will lead to the orbiting of JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 from French Guiana on May 15.

Both spacecraft arrived yesterday aboard an Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner, which touched down at Cayenne's Rochambeau International Airport on a charter flight from the United States. VINASAT-2 and JCSAT-13 were then transferred by road to the Spaceport, where they were readied for their pre-launch checkout.

Both satellites are to be launched by Arianespace for repeat customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

JCSAT-13 will be utilized by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, the broadcasting and communications services provider created through the merger of JSAT Corporation, SKY Perfect Communications, Inc., and Space Communications Corporation. Arianespace's most recent mission with a satellite for this operator was BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R, orbited last August by an Ariane 5.

VINASAT-2 is to serve the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), and follows Arianespace's launch of VINASAT-1 as Vietnam's first communications satellite which was lofted by an Ariane 5 in April 2008.

In related activity, the Ariane 5 for Arianespace's May 15 flight was transferred yesterday from the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building where it was assembled, to the Final Assembly Building where the VINASAT-2 and JCSAT-13 will be installed.

This mission marks Arianespace's second Ariane 5 flight of 2012, and comes after the heavy-lift workhorse's March 23 orbiting of Europe's third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) for resupply of the International Space Station. The May 15 flight will be the 206th liftoff of an Ariane-series launch vehicle, and it therefore carries the VA206 designation in Arianespace's numbering system for its launcher family, consisting of Ariane 5, the medium-lift Soyuz and light-lift Vega.

   
The JCSAT-13 shipping container is positioned on a flatbed truck (at right) as the other container with VINASAT-2 emerges from their An-124 cargo aircraft at Cayenne's Rochambeau International Airport

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04-13-2012, 06:55 AM
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Lockheed Martin Delivers Two Commercial Communications Satellites For Upcoming Historic Launch

NEWTOWN, Pa., April 12, 2012 - Lockheed Martin has delivered its 100th and 101st commercial geostationary communications satellites in preparation for the first dual launch of satellites built by Lockheed Martin aboard an Ariane rocket.

JCSAT-13, built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan, and VINASAT-2, manufactured for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) of Vietnam, arrived at the Arianespace launch facility in Kourou, French Guiana yesterday and are in final pre-launch preparations. Both satellites are based on Lockheed Martin's A2100 geosynchronous satellite series.

"The shipment of these two satellites is a clear demonstration of the talent and dedication of our team," said Kevin Bilger, Lockheed Martin's vice president and general manager of Global Communications Systems. "We look forward to this critical dual launch and extending our record of providing high-quality, affordable system solutions that meet our customer's advanced communications needs."

Lockheed Martin's first commercial geostationary satellite, SATCOM 1, was launched in December, 1975. Since then, Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary satellites have provided customers with nearly 1,000 years of operational service.

"SKY Perfect JSAT and VNPT are long-time valued customers of Lockheed Martin," said Joe Rickers, president of Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems. "We will now shift our focus to preparations for this historic launch and achieving mission success for our customers."

JCSAT-13 carries an all Ku-band payload comprising 44 high-power communication channels with uplink and downlink coverage over Japan, Indonesia, Middle and Near East, Southwest Asia and Oceania. JCSAT-13 is required to meet a 15-year design life and will be located at 124º east longitude.

VINASAT-2, the second Lockheed Martin satellite built for VNPT, will provide fixed satellite service to Vietnam and neighboring countries. The satellite features 24 Ku-band channels providing uplink and downlink coverage, and will be located at 131.8º east longitude. VINASAT-2 has a 15-year design life with additional fuel reserves to maximize maneuver life.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

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04-28-2012, 09:35 AM
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A Highly Symbolic Mission Is Reflected In Words And Images On Ariane 5's Payload Fairing

April 23, 2012 - Ariane Flight VA206

A satellite manufacturer's program milestone and an expression of hope for a country in recovery following its natural disaster are represented with words and symbolic logos on the payload fairing for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 mission from French Guiana.

This upcoming launch, scheduled for May 15, will carry JCSAT-13 for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan, along with VINASAT-2 to be operated by the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group.

As with all Ariane flights, the payload fairing which protects the mission's passengers during ascent through the denser atmospheric layers are made available for logos, country flags and other symbols that represent the customers and their satellites. The fairing is jettisoned approximately three minutes after an Ariane 5's liftoff.

For the upcoming mission, both satellites were produced by the same manufacturer Lockheed Martin and are based on the company's A2100 spacecraft series. These are its 100th and 101st commercial geostationary communications satellites; an achievement that is marked by appropriate wording on a lower segment of the Ariane 5's fairing.

Lockheed Martin's first commercial geostationary satellite was launched in December 1975, and its spacecraft have provided customers with nearly 1,000 years of operational service since then. To date, 41 Lockheed Martin-built platforms have been launched by Arianespace with the most recent being BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R, lofted on an Ariane 5 mission performed last August.

Located on the launcher's main fairing section is a "Hope for Japan" logo from SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. The company said this represents not only its wishes for a recovery of the Tohoku-area that was hit by the 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami, but also the hope for the future of Japan and Japanese people throughout the global community.

As part of the logo, the Japanese words: "Hold our hearts together" are included on the red disk that represents the sun on Japan's national flag. According to SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, this message extends to all people in Japan, as well as the entire world population.

"We hope you will remember that there are still so many victims who need assistance, and we, as a Japanese company, appreciate continuous understanding and aid for such areas and victims from the international society," the corporation said.

   

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04-28-2012, 09:44 AM
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A "Mirror Image" Payload Refueling For Arianespace's Next Ariane 5 Mission

April 25, 2012 - Ariane Flight VA206

The two "sister" satellites for Arianespace's upcoming Ariane 5 flight are poised for their fueling at the Spaceport this week, marking a new milestone in preparations for Arianespace's May 15 mission from French Guiana.

Both payloads on this heavy-lift launch JCSAT-13, produced for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan; and VINASAT-2, manufactured for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group of Vietnam are Lockheed Martin spacecraft based on the company's A2100 geosynchronous spacecraft series. They are the milestone 100th and 101st commercial geostationary communications satellites built by Lockheed Martin.

These two relay platforms will be fueled in parallel activities that benefit from the processing capacity in clean room facilities at the Spaceport's state-of-the-art S5 payload preparation center, according to Arianespace Mission Director Thierry Wilmart. JCSAT-13 is in the S5B hall for its fueling top off process, while VINASAT-2 has been located in the adjacent S5A hall.

JCSAT-13 is configured with an all Ku-band payload, comprising 44 high-power communication channels with uplink and downlink coverage over Japan, Indonesia, the Middle and Near East, Southwest Asia and Oceania. Designed for a 15-year operating lifetime, it will be located at 124 degrees East longitude after deployment by Ariane 5.

VINASAT-2 Lockheed Martin's second satellite built for Vietnam will provide fixed satellite service to Vietnam and neighboring countries. It features 24 Ku-band channels providing uplink and downlink coverage, and will be positioned at 131.8 degrees East longitude. VINASAT-2 has a design life of 15 years, with additional fuel reserves to maximize maneuver life.

The Ariane 5 mission with JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 will be the 206th flight of an Ariane vehicle, and therefore carries the VA206 designation in Arianespace's launcher family numbering.

   
JCSAT-13 is relocated for fueling, using the internal hallway system at the Spaceport's S5 satellite preparation center.

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05-14-2012, 08:42 AM
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Arianespace's Ariane 5 Mission With Twin Telecommunications Satellites Is Approved For Launch

May 12, 2012 - Ariane Flight VA206

The Ariane 5 mission with a "mirror" pair of relay satellites for Japan and Vietnam has been given the go-ahead for liftoff on May 15 from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Approval for this flight was issued following today's launch readiness review, which is held prior to every Ariane mission confirming the "green" status of the Ariane 5 vehicle, its JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 satellites, the Spaceport's infrastructure and the network of downrange tracking stations.

Both passengers on the Ariane 5 were built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems based on the company's A2100 platform design providing an unusual combination of similar satellites from a single manufacturer.

In addition, these are the 100th and 101st commercial geostationary communications satellites from Lockheed Martin since the company's first such spacecraft was orbited in December 1975. To date, 41 Lockheed Martin payloads have been entrusted to Arianespace for its launch services.

Weighing approximately 4,530 kg. at launch, JCSAT-13 will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 124 degrees East, with a design life exceeding 15 years for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation. It is fitted with 44 Ku-band transponders and will provide direct TV broadcast links to all of Japan as a replacement satellite for JCSAT-4A, and also will meet satellite relay coverage demands in Southeast Asia.

VINASAT-2 has an estimated liftoff mass of 2,970 kg., and is fitted with 24 Ku-band transponders to provide radio, television and telephone links for all of Vietnam from its orbit of 131.8 degrees East. As with its JCSAT-13 "sister" payload on the upcoming Ariane 5 flight, VINASAT-2's design life exceeds 15 years. This will be the second satellite launched by Ariane 5 for use by the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, following VINASAT-1 in April 2008.

   

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05-15-2012, 04:34 PM
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Ariane 5 Is Moved To The Launch Zone For Arianespace's Second Heavy-Lift Flight Of 2012

May 14, 2012 - Ariane Flight VA206

Arianespace's mission with the JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 spacecraft is on track for liftoff tomorrow evening, following the Ariane 5’s rollout to its ELA-3 launch zone today at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

Riding atop its mobile launch table, this heavy-lift workhorse was transferred to the launch pad from the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building where Ariane 5 received its dual-satellite payload. With this rollout now completed, the final countdown will begin for a May 15 liftoff at the start of a two-hour launch window that opens at 7:13 p.m. local time in French Guiana.

This will be the second Ariane 5 flight of 2012, with a payload performance of over 8,300 kg. which includes a combined mass of more than 7,500 kg. for JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2, along with the launcher's dual-payload dispenser system and associated integration hardware.

Ridding as the upper passenger in Ariane 5's payload "stack" is JCSAT-13, which will be released at approximately 26 minutes into the flight. Produced for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, this telecommunications spacecraft will be positioned in geostationary orbit at 124 degrees East from which it is to provide direct TV broadcast links to all of Japan as a replacement satellite for JCSAT-4A, and also will meet satellite relay coverage demands in Southeast Asia.

VINASAT-2 which is to be operated by Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group will be deployed from Ariane 5's lower passenger position at just over 36 minutes after liftoff. From an orbital position of 131.8 degrees East, this satellite will provide fixed satellite service to Vietnam and neighboring countries.

Both payloads on this heavy-lift launch are Lockheed Martin spacecraft based on the company's A2100 geosynchronous spacecraft series. They are the milestone 100th and 101st commercial geostationary communications satellites built by Lockheed Martin.

Tomorrow's mission is designed VA206, signifying the 206th launch of an Ariane family vehicle since 1979.

   

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05-15-2012, 04:56 PM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Final Countdown Underway For Arianespace's Launch With JCSAT-13 And VINASAT-2

May 15, 2012 - Ariane Flight VA206

Arianespace has begun the final countdown for tonight's Ariane 5 flight from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, which is to orbit a pair of relay satellites for Japan and Vietnam.

This mission will loft the JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 satellites, delivering a total payload performance of over 8,300 kg. which includes a combined mass of more than 7,500 kg. for the two passengers, along with the launcher's dual-payload dispenser system and associated integration hardware.

Liftoff is scheduled during a launch window that opens at 7:13 p.m. local time in French Guiana, and continues to 9:13 p.m. JCSAT-13 is to be deployed first during the flight, released from the upper position of Ariane 5's payload "stack" at approximately 26 minutes after liftoff, followed 10 minutes later by VINASAT-2.

Both passengers on the Ariane 5 were built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems based on the company's A2100 platform design.

To be operated by SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, the JCSAT-13 spacecraft will provide direct TV broadcast links to all of Japan as a replacement satellite for JCSAT-4A, and also will meet satellite relay coverage demands in Southeast Asia.

VINASAT-2 is to serve the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), supplying fixed satellite service for Vietnam and neighboring countries.

This mission marks Arianespace's second Ariane 5 flight of 2012, and comes after the heavy-lift workhorse's March 23 orbiting of Europe's third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) for resupply of the International Space Station.

   

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05-16-2012, 05:11 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
The Numbers Add Up In Another Arianespace Commercial Launch Success With Ariane 5

May 15, 2012 - Ariane Flight VA206

Arianespace provided another on-time Ariane 5 launch tonight by orbiting a pair of telecommunications spacecraft at the service of Asian region operators on a mission that included multiple numerical milestones for the company and its customers.

Lifting off from the Spaceport in French Guiana, Arianespace's heavy-lift workhorse delivered the JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 relay platforms into geostationary transfer orbits on the 48th consecutive success for Ariane 5.

The two passengers lofted on today's mission were the 100th and 101st commercial geostationary communications satellites from Lockheed Martin Space Systems, as well as the 42nd and 43rd platforms from this U.S. spacecraft manufacturer launched by Arianespace. Both JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2 are similar in overall configuration, as they use Lockheed Martin's A2100AX and A2100 spacecraft platform designs, respectively.

According to Arianespace Chairman & CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall, this flight also enabled his company to surpass the 300th mark for the total number of primary satellite passengers launched in its operations from French Guiana a count that does not include some 50 additional auxiliary or secondary payloads.

Le Gall also noted the mission continues a 23-year relationship of Japan's SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation with Arianespace, which began in 1989 when JCSAT-1 was orbited on an Ariane 4. With tonight's flight, JCSAT-13 become the 27th satellite that Japanese operators have entrusted to commercial launch services with the Ariane family of vehicles.

JCSAT-13 is to be positioned in geostationary orbit at 124 deg. East, providing direct TV broadcast links to all of Japan as a replacement satellite for JCSAT-4A, and its capacity will meet satellite relay coverage demands in Southeast Asia. Weighing nearly 4,530 kg. at launch, JCSAT-13 is equipped with 44 Ku-band transponders and has a design life exceeding 15 years.

VINASAT-2 is the second satellite launched by Arianespace for operation by the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group, and follows the lofting of VINASAT-1 on an Ariane 5 flight in April 2008. Equipped with 24 Ku-band transponders to handle radio, television and telephone links for all of Vietnam, VINASAT-2 had a liftoff mass of approximately 2,970 kg. and will operate from an orbital position at 131.8 deg. East during a design lifetime of 15-plus years.

Arianespace is keeping up the Ariane 5 launch pace this year, as today's second heavy-lift launch of 2012 will be followed by the next flight on July 19. In another dual-payload flight, the workhorse will carry the Space Systems/Loral-produced EchoStar XVII high-throughput telecommunications platform for Hughes Network Systems, along with the Meteosat Second Generation-3 (MSG-3) weather satellite for EUMETSAT that was built by a Thales Alenia Space-led industry consortium.

   

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05-16-2012, 08:25 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
   

Ariane Flight VA206 (JCSAT-13 and VINASAT-2)
The heavy-lift payload performance for Ariane 5 on tonight's mission was a total of more than 8,380 kg.

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05-16-2012, 08:32 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Notice Regarding Successful Launch Of The JCSAT-13 Communications Satellite

Tokyo, May 16, 2012 - SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announces the successful launch of the JCSAT-13 communications satellite. Details are as follows.

JCSAT-13 was launched aboard Arianespace's Ariane5 launch vehicle from Guiana Space Centre at 7:13 a.m. on May 16, 2012 Japan Standard Time. The satellite was separated from the launch vehicle at 7:39 a.m. JST and signal was acquired at 8:20 a.m. JST.

Following in-orbit testing, JCSAT-13 will provide SKY Perfec TV! digital broadcasting service to Japan as the replacement satellite of JCSAT-4A.

JCSAT-13 has 44 Ku-band high power transponders for Japan beam, Southeast Asia beam, and two steerable beams to provide extensive coverage over Asia and Oceania.

Making full use of JCSAT-13, SKY Perfect JSAT intends to boost our global businesses in new and emerging markets.

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05-16-2012, 05:02 PM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Lockheed Martin Orbits 100th And 101st Commercial Geo Satellites With Successful Launch Of JCSAT-13 And VINASAT-2

KOUROU, French Guiana, May 15, 2012 - The 100th and 101st Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary communication satellites have been successfully placed in orbit today after a dual launch aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle. Both satellites are based on Lockheed Martin's A2100 geosynchronous satellite series.

JCSAT-13, manufactured for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan and VINASAT-2, manufactured for Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) of Vietnam, lifted off at 6:13 p.m. EDT. Initial contact with VINASAT-2 was confirmed at 7:16 p.m. EDT and with JCSAT-13 at 7:20 p.m.

Both satellites will undergo on-orbit checkout over the next few months prior to the start of operations. VINASAT-2 is scheduled to be handed over to VNPT in late June and JCSAT-13 will be turned over to SKY Perfect JSAT in mid July.

"This launch marks a historic company milestone," said Kevin Bilger, Lockheed Martin's vice president and general manager of Global Communications Systems. "Delivery of our 100th and 101st commercial geostationary satellites exemplifies the dedication of the men and women, past and present, who continue to deliver affordable, high quality advanced communications systems to meet our customers mission needs. I salute all of our employees, supplier partners and customers who made this moment possible."

JCSAT-13 carries an all Ku-band payload comprising 44 high-power communication channels with uplink and downlink coverage over Japan, Indonesia, Middle and Near East, Southwest Asia and Oceania. JCSAT-13 is required to meet a 15-year design life and will be located at 124 degrees east longitude. Two steerable antennas provide quick response coverage for new and emerging markets, spanning the Earth from the orbital slot and covering a wide geographic area with multiple transponders in each steerable beam. Extensive on-board switching allows for payload reconfiguration on orbit, allowing full optimization of the frequency plan.

VINASAT-2, the second Lockheed Martin satellite built for VNPT, will provide fixed satellite service to Vietnam and neighboring countries. The satellite features 24 Ku-band channels providing uplink and downlink coverage, and will be located at 131.8 degrees east longitude. VINASAT-2 has a 15-year design life with additional fuel reserves to maximize maneuver life. Lockheed Martin's low-risk solution leveraged heritage Ku-band flight-proven equipment from numerous previous A2100 programs to meet the customer's schedule requirements.

"Lockheed Martin is extremely proud to share this historic moment with SKY Perfect JSAT and VNPT, both of whom continue to entrust Lockheed Martin with their satellite communications solutions," said Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems president Joseph Rickers. "Our team is now focused on executing our integrated orbit-raising plan and we look forward to hand-over, when these two satellites can begin their many years of service for our customers."

Starting with the launch of SATCOM-1 in 1975, Lockheed Martin's commercial geostationary satellite fleet has provided customers with nearly 1,000 years of operational service.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion

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05-22-2012, 08:40 AM
Post: #21
RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Lippo Group Selected JCSAT-13 For Its Satellite Broadcast Service

Tokyo, 16 May 2012 - Following the successful launch of JCSAT-13 telecommunication satellite today, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with PT Tecnoves International, a member of the Indonesian conglomerate the LIPPO Group of companies, to provide multiple-transponder capacity on the satellite.

JCSAT-13 is a Ku-band satellite designed to succeed JCSAT-4A satellite as the vehicle for the delivery of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation's direct-to-home pay TV service SKY PerfecTV!. The satellite is also equipped with a Southeast Asia beam and two steerable beams to provide coverage over extensive geographical regions including the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Utilizing the transponders provided under the agreement, LIPPO Group plans to launch a direct-to-home satellite TV broadcast service across Indonesia. With 16 satellites in its fleet, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation will continue to expand its global business, actively responding to growing demands in the overseas markets.

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06-01-2012, 07:39 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
JCSAT 13 moving East.
(moving 0.1°E/day)

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06-04-2012, 10:15 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
JCSAT 13 arrived at 124 East.

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07-11-2012, 06:52 AM
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RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
Lockheed Martin-Built JCSAT-13 Satellite Begins Service For Sky Perfect JSAT Of Japan

NEWTOWN, Pa., July 10, 2012 - The JCSAT-13 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan, is now ready for service following successful on-orbit deployment and checkout of all spacecraft systems. JCSAT-13 is required to meet a 15-year design life and is located at 124 degrees east longitude.

JCSAT-13 carries an all Ku-band payload comprising 44 high-power communication channels with uplink and downlink coverage over Japan, Indonesia, the Middle and Near East, Southwest Asia and Oceania. Two additional steerable antennas provide coverage for new and emerging markets as well as quick response coverage, spanning the Earth to quickly cover a specific geographic region and, depending on capacity requirements, provide multiple transponders in each steerable beam. Extensive on-board switching allows for payload reconfiguration capability on orbit, efficiently using the frequency plan.

"We are pleased that JCSAT-13 is successfully handed over from Lockheed Martin to SKY Perfect JSAT today," said SKY Perfect JSAT President Shinji Takada. "JCSAT-13's 44 Ku-band transponders, Japan beam, Southeast Asia beam, and two steerable beams provide extensive coverage over Asia and Oceania and support the SKY PerfecTV! domestic direct-to-home service as the replacement satellite for JCSAT-4A. By making full use of JCSAT-13, SKY Perfect JSAT intends to boost our global businesses in new and emerging markets."

JCSAT-13, based on Lockheed Martin's highly reliable A2100 platform, is the seventh A2100 satellite Lockheed Martin has delivered to SKY Perfect JSAT. Lockheed Martin successfully built JCSAT-9 through JCSAT-12, JCSAT-110 and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R, which was procured jointly with the Broadcast Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT).

"JCSAT-13 is the 100th commercial geostationary satellite Lockheed Martin has delivered to customers around the globe," said Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems President Joseph Rickers. "We are extremely proud to share this milestone with SKY Perfect JSAT, one of our most trusted and valued business partners for over a decade. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lockheed Martin, we remain committed to providing our customers with world-class, high-performing and cost-effective satellite solutions for years to come."

Lockheed Martin's first commercial geostationary satellite, SATCOM 1, was launched in December, 1975. Since then, Lockheed Martin commercial geostationary satellites have provided customers with more than 1,000 years of operational service.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

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02-27-2013, 07:43 AM
Post: #25
RE: JCSat 4B (124.0E)
JCSat 4B has replaced JCSAT 4A at 124 East.

JCSat 4A has left 124 East, moving west.
(moving 0.8°W/day)

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