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Mission duration 12 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus A2100-AX
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Start of mission
Launch date 12 April 2006 (2006-04-12)
Rocket Zenit-3SL
Launch site Odyssey
Contractor Sea Launch
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary

JCSAT-5A, formerly JCSAT-9, is a Japanese telecommunications satellite.[1] It was launched by a Sea Launch Zenit 3SL rocket on the 12 April 2006 from the offshore Ocean Odyssey launch platform. Launch occurred at 23:29:59 GMT. Separation from the launch vehicle occurred at 00:38:02 GMT, and it is now in a geosynchronous orbit.

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  1. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "JCSat 9 (JCSAT 5A, N-Star d)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 31 July 2010.