Star One C3

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Star One C3
Mission type Communication
Operator Star One
COSPAR ID 2012-062A
SATCAT no. 38991
Mission duration 15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus STAR-2
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation
Launch mass 3,227 kilograms (7,114 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 10 November 2012, 21:05 (2012-11-10UTC21:05Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 5ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 75° and 84° west
Semi-major axis 42,164.0 kilometres (26,199.5 mi)
Perigee 35,787.6 kilometres (22,237.4 mi)
Apogee 35,799.5 kilometres (22,244.8 mi)
Period 1,436.1 minutes
Transponders
Band 28 IEEE C-band (NATO G/H-band)
16 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band)

Star One C3 is a communications satellite operated by Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel. It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation based on the STAR-2 satellite bus, and was launched on 10 November 2012 21:05 UTC by an Ariane 5ECA carrier rocket, as part of a dual-payload launch with Eutelsat 21B.[1]

Star One C3 will replace Brasilsat B3 in the 75° W position. The start mass was 3226.6 kg.[2]

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