Star One C12

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Star One C12
Mission type Communication
Operator SES
COSPAR ID 2005-003A
SATCAT no. 28526
Mission duration 16 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus 4000C3
Manufacturer Alcatel Alenia Space
Launch mass 4,953 kilograms (10,919 lb)
Dry mass 2,286 kilograms (5,040 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 03 February 2005, 03:27 (2005-02-03UTC03:27Z) UTC
Rocket Proton-M Briz-M
Launch site Baikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 37.5° West
Semi-major axis 42,241.0 kilometres (26,247.3 mi)
Perigee 35,857.0 kilometres (22,280.5 mi)
Apogee 35,883.2 kilometres (22,296.8 mi)
Period 1,440 minutes
Band 72 IEEE C-band)

Star One C12 (also called as NSS-10, Worldsat 2, AMC-12, GE-1I and Astra 4A) is a communications satellite operated by SES S.A with headquarters in Luxembourg. It was built by Thales Alenia Space based on the Spacebus-4000C3 satellite bus, and was launched on 3 February 2005 03:27 UTC by an Proton-M carrier rocket.[1]

The start mass was 4953 kg.

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  1. ^ Kreb's, Gunter. AMC 12 / Astra 4A / Star One C12 / NSS 10. Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2016-12-14.

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