The N-STAR c
telecommunications satellite, designed and built by a Lockheed Martin
Commercial Space Systems/Orbital Sciences team for NTT DoCoMo, Inc.,
was shipped recently from the production facilities in Newtown, Pa. to
Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be readied for a mid-July launch.

N-STAR c, which will be launched on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle,
will operate in the S-band frequency band with a C-band feeder link
from its orbital location at 136 degrees East longitude. N-STAR c is
optimized for a 10-year life on-orbit, and will provide mobile
telephony and data transfer services to Japan and its surrounding

NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Japan’s premier mobile communications company,
provides wireless voice and data communications to tens of millions of
subscribers. NTT DoCoMo is the creator of W-CDMA air interface
technology, the new de facto global industry standard, as well as the
groundbreaking mobile i-mode service.

For N-STAR c, Lockheed Martin served as prime contractor,
providing the entire payload, which was integrated onto the Orbital
Sciences Corporation’s STAR-2 bus. The satellite was assembled and
integrated at Lockheed Martin facilities in Newtown, Pa.

Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems markets, designs and
builds geostationary and non-geostacensary telecommunications and
remote sensing satellites for customers worldwide. LMCSS is an
operating unit of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, one of the
core business areas of the Lockheed Martin Corporation .
Lockheed Martin has a 41-year heritage of building reliable spacecraft
for commercial and military customers, having launched more than 875
spacecraft and clocking nearly 1,500 years of on-orbit performance

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