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January 12th, 2014

SpaceX + SKY Perfect... Plan A Perfect Launch Into A Perfect SKY (Launch)

[SatNews] ...the satellite will extend its geographical footprint and address fast-growing mobility markets across the Asia-Pacific region.

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) was awarded a contract with SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan to launch the JCSAT-14


communications satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket in the second half of 2015.

“SpaceX looks forward to working with SKY Perfect JSAT on this mission,” said Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO. “As Asia’s largest satellite operator, we appreciate JSAT’s confidence in our ability to reliably deliver their satellite to orbit.”
SKY Perfect JSAT is a major satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region and provides high-quality satellite communications to its customers.  The Company also operates the largest Direct-to-Home satellite broadcasting platform, SKY PerfecTV!, in Japan which provides over 350 channels to around 3.8 million households.

JCSAT-14 is a Space Systems/Loral (SSL) telecommunications satellite that will succeed and replace JCSAT-2A, providing coverage to Asia, Russia, Oceania and the Pacific Islands. With 26 optimized C-band transponders and 18 Ku-Band transponders, the satellite will extend JCSAT-2A’s geographical footprint and address fast-growing mobility markets across the Asia-Pacific region.
SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches some of the most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. The company has more than 3,000 employees in California, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Florida. For more information, visit.