December 17, 2019 – SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announced the successful launch of the JCSAT-18 communications satellite. JCSAT-18 was launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA at 9:10 a.m. on December 17, 2019 Japan Standard Time (JST). The satellite was separated from the launch vehicle at 9:44 a.m. JST. Moving forward, satellite operations will begin once in-orbit testing verifies JCSAT-18 satellite’s nominal performance. Since the successful launch of Horizons 3e in 2018, JCSAT-18 satellite marks the 2nd High Throughput Satellite to be owned by SKY Perfect JSAT. JCSAT-18 will provide Ku-band coverage and improve mobile and broadband services in the Asia-Pacific region, including the far eastern part of Russia.