Star One C1

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Star One C1
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorStar One
COSPAR ID2007-056A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.32293
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerThales Alenia Space
Launch mass4,100 kilograms (9,000 lb)
Dry mass1,754 kilograms (3,867 lb)
Dimensions5.3 x 3.3 x 2.5 m
Power10,5 kW
Start of mission
Launch date14 November 2007, 22:06 (2007-11-14UTC22:06Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5ECA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude65° west
Semi-major axis42,241.0 kilometers (26,247.3 mi)
Perigee altitude35,860.5 kilometers (22,282.7 mi)
Apogee altitude35,879.7 kilometers (22,294.6 mi)
Period1,440.0 minutes
Band28 IEEE C-band (NATO G/H-band)
16 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band)
1 IEEE X-band (NATO H/I/J-band)

Star One C1 is a Brazilian communications satellite. It was launched on 14 November 2007 by an Ariane 5ECA carrier rocket, as part of a dual-payload launch with Skynet 5B. It was built by Thales Alenia Space, based on the Spacebus-3000B3 satellite bus.[1] It is operated by Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel.


It was launched atop an Ariane 5-ECA rocket at 22:06 UTC on November 14, 2007. This launch had previously been delayed from November 9 due to a problem with the rocket, and then from November 12 due to a problem with the launch pad. Star One C1 was built by Thales Alenia Space based on a Spacebus 3000 B3 platform. It has 28 C-band transponders, 14 Ku-band transponders and one X-band transponder, and weighed about 4,100 kilograms (9,000 lb) at launch.[2]

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  1. ^ "Star One C1, C2". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2023-05-20.
  2. ^ "Arianespace boosts Skynet 5B and Star One C1 into orbit: Sets new record". Arianespace. 2007-11-14.

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