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Arianespace Secures JCSAT-13 Launch Deal

By | April 20, 2009

      [Satellite Today 04-20-09] Arianespace won a deal to launch Sky Perfect JSAT’s JCSAT-13 satellite, the company confirmed April 17.
          JCSAT-13, built by Lockheed Martin, will be launched by an Ariane 5 rocket in 2013 from the Guiana Space Center and placed into orbit at 124 degrees East.  JCSAT-13 will feature an all Ku-band payload incorporating 44 communication channels that will provide uplink and downlink coverage over Japan, Asia and Oceania.
          The is the seventh launch agreenement Arianespace has signed this year with a major operator.