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Brasilsat A 1, 2

Brasilsat A1 [Boeing BSS]

Embratel of Brazil in August 1982 contracted with Canada's Spar Aerospace, Ltd., teaming with Hughes, for its Brasilsat A series of HS-376 satellites.

The satellites featured 24 active and 6 back-up C-band transponders.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: EMBRATEL
Contractors: Spar Aerospace (prime), Hughes (bus)
Equipment: 24 (+6) C-band transponders
Configuration: HS-376
Propulsion: Star-30B (#B1), Star-30BP (#B2)
Power: Solar cells (body mounted and drop-skirt), batteries
Lifetime: 8 years (design); 17 years (#A1, reached)
Mass: 1195 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Brasilsat A1 1985-015B 08.02.1985 Ko ELA-1 Ariane-3 with Arabsat 1A
Brasilsat A2 1986-026B 28.03.1986 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-3 with GStar 2

References:

  • Boeing Satellite Systems website
Further Brasilsat / Star One missions: