Satellite JCSat 1B (JCSAT 5) of Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names JCSat 1B (JCSAT 5)
Country of Operator/Owner Japan
Operator/Owner Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 128.03
Perigee (km) 35778
Apogee (km) 35794
Eccentricity 0.000189771325552709
Inclination (degrees) 0.01
Period (minutes) 1436.09
Launch Mass (kg.) 2982
Dry Mass (kg.) 1308
Power (watts) 5200
Date of Launch 02-12-1997
Expected Lifetime 12 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 4
COSPAR Number 1997-075A
NORAD Number 25067
Comments Ku-band; voice and video communications to Asian Pacific countries and Hawaii.


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