CS- (Communications Satellite)
CS- is the designation of a Japanese communications satellite program also known by the national name Sakura ("cherry blossom"). Spacecraft in the CS series, which are launched by NASDA (National Space Development Agency) supported domestic telecommunications and also enabled new technologies to be developed and tested.
|spacecraft||launch date||launch vehicle||launch site||GSO location||mass (kg)|
|CS-1||Dec 15, 1977||Delta 2914||Cape Canaveral||135°E||676|
|CS-2A||Feb 4, 1983||N-2||Tanegashima||132°E||772|
|CS-2B||Aug 5, 1983||N-2||Tanegashima||670|
|CS-3A||Feb 19, 1988||H-1||Tanegashima||132°E||1,100|
|CS-3B||Sep 16, 1988||H-1||Tanegashima||136°E||1,100|