With a launch mass of 6,433 kilograms, StarOne D1 is a telecommunications satellite built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for the operator EMBRATEL. StarOne D1 will deliver broadcast, broadband and Internet services and other digital applications for Brazil, Western Latin America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It has an expected service lifetime of more than 15 years.
With a launch mass of 3,400 kilograms, JCSAT-15 is a telecommunications satellite built by Space Systems Loral (SSL) for the operator JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT). JCSAT-15 will offer a range of communications services for Japan, including video broadcasting, data transfer and maritime and aeronautical communication applications for the Oceania and Indian Ocean region. It has an expected service lifetime of 15 years.
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