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Satellite Name: Superbird 8 (DSN-1, Kirameki 1)
Status: planned
Position: 162° E (162° E)
Cospar number:  
Operator: SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
Launch date: 26-Apr-2018 (Estimated)
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 3000
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (MELCO)
Model (bus): DS2000
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.
Call sign:  
Ku-band and Ka-band Japan beam and Ku-band steerable beam. Replacement to Superbird B2 satellite. Also aboard is the DSN 1 X-band communications payload built and operated by DSN Corporation for the Japanese Ministry of Defense
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