Star One C2

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Star One C2
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorStar One
COSPAR ID2008-018B
SATCAT no.32768
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerThales Alenia Space
Launch mass4,100 kilograms (9,000 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date18 April 2008, 22:17 (2008-04-18UTC22:17Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5ECA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Semi-major axis42,164.0 kilometers (26,199.5 mi)
Perigee altitude35,782.8 kilometers (22,234.4 mi)
Apogee altitude35,804.4 kilometers (22,247.8 mi)
Period1,436.1 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)
Coverage areaSouth 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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