N-SAT-110

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N-SAT-110
Mission type Communication
Operator JSAT/SCC
COSPAR ID 2000-060A
Mission duration 15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus A2100AX
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Launch mass 3,531 kilograms (7,785 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 6 October 2000, 23:00 (2000-10-06UTC23Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 44L
Launch site Kourou ELA-2
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 110° East
Perigee 35,784 kilometres (22,235 mi)
Apogee 35,789 kilometres (22,238 mi)
Inclination 0 degrees
Period 24 hours
Transponders
Band 24 J band

N-SAT-110, also known as JCSAT-110, Superbird-5 and Superbird-D, is a Japanese geostationary communications satellite which is jointly operated by JSAT Corporation and Space Communications Corporation. It is positioned in geostationary orbit at a longitude of 110° East, from where it is used to provide communications services to Japan.[1][2]

N-SAT-110 was built by Lockheed Martin, and is based around the A2100AX satellite bus. It is equipped with 24 J band (IEEE Ku band) transponders, and at launch it had a mass of 3,531 kilograms (7,785 lb), with an expected operational lifespan of around 15 years.[3][4]

The launch of N-SAT-110 was conducted by Arianespace, using an Ariane 44L carrier rocket flying from ELA-2 at the Guiana Space Centre. The launch occurred at 23:00 GMT on 6 October 2000,[5] and successfully deployed N-SAT-110 into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, from which it raised itself to geostationary orbit by means of an onboard LEROS-1C apogee motor. Its insertion into geosynchronous orbit occurred at 03:00 on 14 October 2000.[6]

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  1. ^ "N-SAT-110". Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  2. ^ "NSat 110". TSE. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  3. ^ "UCS Satellite Database". Union of Concerned Scientists. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  4. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "N-SAT 110 (JCSat 110, Superbird 5 (D))". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  5. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  6. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Index". Geostationary Orbit Catalog. Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2009-08-11.