Thales Alenia Space to Build JSAT-31 for Asia's Largest Satellite Operator, SKY Perfect

JSAT-31 is the first telecommunications satellite awarded to Thales Alenia Space in Japan and the first Space INSPIRE satellite in Asia
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  • 07:35 AM, May 27, 2024
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Thales Alenia Space to Build JSAT-31 for Asia's Largest Satellite Operator, SKY Perfect
JSAT-31 @Thales Alenia Space

Thales Alenia Space, in collaboration with SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, has finalized an agreement for the development of JSAT-31.

Thales Alenia Space is a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo.

JSAT-31 is the first telecommunications satellite awarded to Thales Alenia Space in Japan and the first Space INSPIRE satellite in Asia. This satellite, utilizing Thales Alenia Space's Space INSPIRE platform, is set to bolster broadband services across Japan, South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands. Operating in both Ka and Ku frequency bands, JSAT-31 is anticipated to possess the highest capacity in SKY Perfect JSAT's satellite fleet upon its scheduled launch in 2027.

Serving as the prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space will oversee the design, manufacturing, testing, and delivery of JSAT-31, along with the ground segment and associated services. This collaboration marks the first satellite procurement from Thales Alenia Space by SKY Perfect JSAT, prompting a shift in satellite nomenclature from "JCSAT" to "JSAT" for future acquisitions.

JSAT-31, equipped with the Space INSPIRE platform, is expected to launch in 2027 and operate for over 15 years, promising improved connectivity and communication services across the Asia-Pacific region.

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