TS News - JSAT Orders JC-Sat 6

TELE-satellit News, 22 January 1997

JSAT Orders JC-Sat 6
  TOKYO, Japan, 97/01/22 (TS) -- Japan Satellite Systems announced it will
launch its sixth satellite, JC-Sat 6, next year. The company has placed an
order with Hughes Space and Communications International for an HS-601
spacecraft that will be launched by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch
Service in June 1998.

  The new satellite is expected to enter service in July 1998 and will
carry digital satellite television including PerfecTV, the service that
launched late last year, and JSkyB, Rupert Murdoch's Japanese broadcasting
package that is due to lauch an initial package in April.
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