Star One C2

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Star One C2
Mission type Communication
Operator Star One
COSPAR ID 2008-018B
SATCAT no. 32768
Mission duration 15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus Spacebus-3000B3
Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space
Launch mass 4,100 kilograms (9,000 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 18 April 2008, 22:17 (2008-04-18UTC22:17Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 5ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Semi-major axis 42,164.0 kilometers (26,199.5 mi)
Perigee 35,782.8 kilometers (22,234.4 mi)
Apogee 35,804.4 kilometers (22,247.8 mi)
Period 1,436.1 minutes
Band 28 IEEE C-band (NATO G/H-band)
16 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band)
1 IEEE X-band (NATO H/I/J-band)
Coverage area South America, Mexico and Florida (USA)

Star One C2 is a Brazilian communications satellite. It was launched on 18 April 2008 22:17 UTC by an Ariane 5ECA carrier rocket, as part of a dual-payload launch with Vinasat-1. It was built by Thales Alenia Space, based on the Spacebus-3000B3 satellite bus.[1] It will be operated by Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel, and Bolivarsat.


On June 2, 2008, Star One C2 replaced BrasilSat B4 in the task of broadcasting the main Brazilian TV network channels. This position, at 70,0° W, had been once occupied by Brasilsat B1.

Since December 2008, Star One C2 transmits the Claro TV pay TV package. The service is supplied by Embratel and Claro companies and operates in Ku band.

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