|Operator||SKY Perfect JSAT Group|
|Launch mass||3,400 kg (7,500 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||20:30:00, December 21, 2016 (UTC)|
|Rocket||Ariane 5 ECA|
|Launch site||Guiana Space Centre ELA-3|
|Semi-major axis||~42,126 kilometres (26,176 mi)|
|Perigee altitude||~35,721 kilometres (22,196 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||~35,775 kilometres (22,230 mi)|
JCSAT-15 is a communications satellite designed and manufactured for SKY Perfect JSAT Group by SSL on the SSL 1300 platform. It has a launch weight of 3,400 kg (7,500 lb), a power production capacity of 10 kW and a 15-year design life. Its payload is composed of Ku band and Ka band transponders.
On April 2014, SSL announced that it had been awarded a contract by SKY Perfect JSAT Group to manufacture two satellites: JCSAT-15 and JCSAT-16. The former would be a 10 kW satellite to be a replacement of N-SAT-110 plus expansion capability.
On Sep 8, 2014 Arianespace announced that it had signed a launch service contract with JSAT for the launch of JCSAT-15 aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, and the launch occurred on December 21, 2016. It will move to a geostationary orbit at 110E.