Built by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (LMCSS), the 4401 kg (9703 lbs) JCSAT-9 spacecraft will provide satellite communications services for businesses throughout Asia. JCSAT-9 is a A2100-AX spacecraft, designed for a minimum service life of 12 years. It will be located at 132 degrees East Longitude. The high-power hybrid spacecraft carries C-band, Ku-band and S-band transponders.
JSAT Corporation is a leading satellite operator in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Tokyo, the company owns and operates nine satellites in eight orbital slots, covering North America, Hawaii, Asia and Oceania. JSAT provides a range of services, including digital CS broadcasting service, SKY PerfecTV! Satellite TV broadcasting, video and data broadcasting services for corporate and inter-company networks, and international telecommunications services.
Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, based in Newtown, Pennsylvania, markets, designs and builds geostationary and non-geostationary telecommunications and remote sensing satellites for customers worldwide. It is an operating unit of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, a core business area of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.