Mission typeCommunications
OperatorSKY Perfect JSAT
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSuperbird
ManufacturerAirbus Defence and Space
Start of mission
Launch date2024 (planned)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit (planned)
RegimeGeostationary orbit
BandKu-band, Ka-band
Coverage areaJapan, East Asia
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Superbird-9, will be a geostationary communications satellite operated by SKY Perfect JSAT and designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space. Superbird-9 will be based on Airbus's reconfigurable payload satellite bus OneSat, which can steer and reassign beams for different customers and services. It will be offering Ku-band and Ka-band communication services to the Japanese market.[1] SKY Perfect JSAT, the main satellite operator in Japan, has selected Airbus to build Superbird-9.[2]

See also

  • SKY PerfecTV! – Satellite TV division of the same owner corporation and major user of Superbird


  1. ^ "Sky Perfect JSAT orders first Airbus satellite". SpaceNews. 25 March 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  2. ^ "SKY Perfect JSAT signs Airbus to build Superbird-9 telecom satellite". Asian Aviation. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.