Space Systems Loral (SSL) today announced that the JCSAT-14 satellite, which it designed and built for SKY Perfect JSAT, has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The satellite, which is being prepared for launch next month, will be used for broadcast, data networks and mobility services in Asia, Russia, Oceania, and the Pacific Islands.
"It has been an honor to work together with SKY Perfect JSAT in building the JCSAT-14 satellite," said John Celli, president of SSL. "We are very pleased that the satellite is now at launch base and look forward to a successful launch campaign."
JCSAT-14 will replace and expand on the capacity of JCSAT-2A at the 154° East longitude orbital slot. The satellite is designed to provide service for broadcast, data networks, and internet connectivity for maritime and aviation for 15 years or longer.
"SSL is a world leader in satellite manufacturing, and a valuable partner in the expansion of our fleet," said Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and CEO of SKY Perfect JSAT. "Our corporate goal is to protect safety and peace of mind while contributing to the formation of a vibrant society. We look forward to the launch of JCSAT-14, which helps to contribute to this overarching goal."
JCSAT-14 is based on the powerful SSL 1300 platform, which has a long history of reliability and the flexibility to support innovation and evolving technologies. It marks the 102nd satellite that SSL has delivered based on this highly successful platform. SSL is also building JCSAT-15 and JCSAT-16 which are both scheduled to launch in 2016.
Source: Space Systems/Loral
Date: Mar 14, 2016