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Jcsat 8

Also called Jcsat 2A


Designation 27399 / 02015A
Launch date 29 Mar 2002
Country of origin Japan
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 154°E
Launch vehicle Ariane V149


Begin End Position
L: 2002 Nov 2016 154°E
Dec 2016 Aug 2017 136°E, inclined
Nov 2017 Sep 2018 93°E, inclined
Dec 2018 Dec 2019 136°E, inclined
Apr 2020 Jul 2020 82°E, inclined
Dec 2020 Jan 2021 143.8°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Jan 2021
Cause moved to junk orbit

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage (dBW)


Prime contractor Hughes
Platform HS-601
Mass at launch 2600 kg
Mass in orbit 1460 kg
Dry mass 1200 kg
Dimension 3.6 x 2.7 x 4.3 m (deployed: 7.6 x 4.3 x 21 m)
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 3700 W
Design lifetime 11 years


Main transponders 16
Backup transponders  
Power 34 W
Bandwidth 5 x 54 MHz
11 x 36 MHz
Coverage Japan, East Asia, Oceania and Hawaii
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V


Main transponders 16
Backup transponders  
Power 120 W
Bandwidth 57 MHz
Coverage Japan
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V

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