LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Aug 29 1995
Lockheed Martin

JCSAT 3

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

August 28, 1995 at 8:53 PM EDT

(August 29, 1995 at 12:53 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

August 28, 1995 at 8:53 PM EDT

(August 29, 1995 at 12:53 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

August 28, 1995 at 8:53 PM EDT

(August 29, 1995 at 12:53 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Communications
    • Foreseeing the growth of the communications business, Japan Satellite Systems, Inc., (JSAT) of Tokyo signed a contract in October 1993 for a Hughes HS-601 satellite from Hughes Space and Communications International, Inc. The satellite, JCSAT-3, was designed to relay voice, data, and television signals via Ku-band to eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and India; and via C-band to eastern and southern Asia and Hawaii.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 36B