Satnews Daily
September 11th, 2012

Arianespace + JAXA... Tied Together For Missions (Launches)

[SatNews] Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of...

...SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, have announced the signature of a Multi-Launch Services Agreement (MLSA), which guarantees the availability and flexibility of Arianespace's launch services in the near future. Through this framework agreement, SKY Perfect JSAT will enhance its competitiveness and further improve the satisfaction of its customers.

Over the last quarter-century, since the launch of JCSAT-1 in 1989, Arianespace and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation have developed a strong relationship of mutual trust. Arianespace opened its Tokyo office in 1986, and since then, it has won a total of 27 contracts in Japan out of the 36 open to competition, giving it a market share of 75 percent. Arianespace has become the benchmark launch service company for Japanese operators, and also launched the LDREX 1 and 2 payloads for Japanese space agency JAXA.