Lockheed Martin-Built BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R satellite launched for Japanese firms


The BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R broadcasting and
telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for the
Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) and SKY Perfect JSAT
Corporation (SJC), was launched from Kourou, French Guiana.


BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R will be located at 110 degrees East
longitude. The satellite is expected to be handed over to B-SAT and SKY
Perfect JSAT for service in August following in-orbit check out of all systems.
BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R is the 38th commercial communications
satellite based on the A2100 platform delivered to customers world-wide and the
99th commercial geosynchronous satellite in Lockheed Martin’s history.


BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R incorporates two independent Ku-band
payloads with 12 direct broadcast channels and 12 fixed direct communication
channels providing uplink and downlink coverage throughout Japan.


BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R is required to meet a 15-year service
life and was designed entirely with flight-proven components integrated into
the highly reliable A2100 platform.


“We are extremely proud of our partnership with two
of the leading satellite operators in Asia, who’ve procured BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R
jointly,” said Joseph Rickers, Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems


The BSAT-3c payload joins BSAT-3a and BSAT-3b to provide
more than 110 million TV sets in Japan with BS Digital Broadcasting programs
once it is handed over for operation.


And the JCSAT-110R payload will serve as a back-up for
the 110 degrees East orbital position, continuing to provide highly reliable
SKY PerfecTV!e2 service and strengthening the infrastructure.


BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R is the third consecutive satellite
Lockheed Martin has launched for B-SAT and the fifth consecutive satellite
launched for SKY Perfect JSAT.

Lockheed Martin delivered BSAT-3a and BSAT-3b in August
2007 and December 2010, respectively.  Lockheed Martin is currently
building JCSAT-13 and previously built JCSAT-9 through JCSAT-12 and JCSAT-110
for SKY Perfect JSAT.


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 simplified
construction, increased on-orbit reliability and reduced weight and cost. The
A2100 design accommodates a large range of communication payloads and serves as
the platform for critical government communications programs, including the
U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency system and the U.S. Navy’s
Mobile User Objective System.


The A2100 spacecraft can also be configured for missions
other than communications. It has been adapted for NASA and NOAA’s
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Series-R earth observing
mission and serves as the platform for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning
System III program.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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