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Successful Launch of The Horizons 3e Communications Satellite


SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer: Shinji Takada; “SKY Perfect JSAT”), announces the successful launch of the Horizons 3e communications satellite.

Horizons 3e was launched aboard Arianespace’s Ariane-5ECA launch vehicle from Guiana Space Centre at 7:38 a.m. on September 26, 2018 Japan Standard Time (JST). The satellite was separated from the launch vehicle at 8:06 a.m.JST. Moving forward, satellite operations will begin once in-orbit testing verifies Horizons 3e satellite’s nominal performance.

As the fourth satellite jointly owned with Intelsat, Horizons 3e is the first High Throughput Satellite (HTS) for SKY Perfect JSAT and will lead to the expansion of our next generation business in the Asia and Pacific region.


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