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Designator id: 1997-075A

Description of JCSAT 5 Satellite:

The Japanese Communications Satellite 5 (JCSat 5) was launched to relay voice, data and television signals to Japan, with multiple beams for international coverage west to India, south to Australia and New Zealand, and east to Hawaii. JCSat-5 carried four octagonal communications antennas and two wings with four solar panels each. The payload consisted of 12 active C-band transponders and 28 active Ku-band transponders with an expected lifetime of at least 12 years. It was placed in a geosynchronous orbit at 139.4 deg E initially, but was planned to be operated over 150 deg E.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1997-12-02
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44P
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1841.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Japan Satellite Systems, Inc. (Japan)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25067U 97075A   12339.20541370 -.00000191  00000-0  10000-3 0  7093
2 25067 002.3679 071.2065 0004956 189.5717 036.6086 01.00271038 54990

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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