QuetzSat 1

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QuetzSat 1
Mission type Communication
Operator Quetzat[1]
COSPAR ID 2011-054A
Mission duration 15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus LS-1300
Manufacturer Space Systems/Loral
Launch mass 5,514 kilograms (12,156 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 29 September 2011, 18:32 (2011-09-29UTC18:32Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-M/Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 200/39
Contractor ILS
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 77° West
Perigee 35,729 kilometres (22,201 mi)
Apogee 35,804 kilometres (22,248 mi)
Inclination 0.1 degrees
Period 1,434.7 minutes
Band 32 Ku band

QuetzSat 1 is a Mexican high-power geostationary communications satellite which is operated by the Mexican operator QuetzSat (SES S. A./Grupo MedCom).[1] It is positioned in geostationary orbit, and located at 77° West, from where it provide direct broadcasting services to United States and a part of Mexico for Dish Mexico.[2][3]

QuetzSat 1 was built by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. It is equipped with 32 Ku band transponder and at launch it had a mass of 5,514 kilograms (12,156 lb). It has a design life of fifteen years.[4] QuetzSat 1 is part of the SES satellite fleet.[5]


QuetzSat 1 was launched by International Launch Services using a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage from site 200 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 18:32 UTC on 29 September 2011.[6] The launch successfully placed QuetzSat 1 into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, making it the 49th comsat of the SES S. A. satellite fleet.[5][7]

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