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Mission typeCommunication
OperatorSKY Perfect JSAT Group
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerLockheed Martin
Start of mission
Launch datePlanned: 2020
RocketAriane 5 ECA[2]
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
BandS band

JCSAT-17 is a geostationary communications satellite ordered by SKY Perfect JSAT Group to be designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin on the A2100 platform with a 15-year design life.[3][1] Its payload is composed of S band transponders with a flexible processor that will allow it to redirect capacity to concentrate on disaster relief efforts or other high-volume events.[4]


On Feb. 3, 2016, Lockheed Martin announced that it had been awarded a contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Group to manufacture JCSAT-17. It would have a flexible S band payload and a 15-year design life.[4]

On January 4, 2017, Arianespace announced that JCSAT-17 will fly on board an Ariane 5 carrier rocket in 2019.[2]


  1. ^ a b "JCSat 17". Satbeams. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Arianespace to launch JCSAT-17 for SKY Perfect JSAT" (Press release). Arianespace. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter Dirk (2016-04-21). "JCSat 17". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
  4. ^ a b "Lockheed Martin Awarded JCSAT-17 Satellite Contract From SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation". Lockheed Martin Space Systems. February 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-05.