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Star One C1, C2

Star One C1 [Alcatel]

Brazilian satellite operator Star One signed in June 2003 a contract with Alcatel for the construction and the in-orbit delivery of the telecommunications satellite Star One C1 for Latin America.

Based on Alcatel Space Spacebus-3000B3 platform, Star One C1 was launched late 2007 by an Ariane-5ECA and is positioned at 65 West. The satellite carries 45 transponders: 28 C-band, 16 Ku-band, and 1 X-band. Star One C1 replaces the Brasilsat B2 satellite in the C band and provides South America with high speed Internet and multimedia capacity.

In January 2005 Alcatel signed a contract with Star One, the satellite division of telecommunications company Embratel, which covers the construction of the Star One C2 satellite. The satellite also carries 45 transponders: 28 C-band, 16 Ku-band, and 1 X-band. The satellite, to be located at 65 degrees west, provides coverage for South America, Mexico, and Florida for television and telephony transmissions. Alcatel said the contract was valued at $150 million.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Star One (EMBRATEL), Bolivarsat
Contractors: Alcatel Alenia Space (formerly Alcatel Space)
Equipment: 28 C-band, 16 Ku-band, and 1 X-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-3000B3
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 4100 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Star One C1 2007-056A 14.11.2007 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with Skynet 5B
Star One C2 2008-018B 18.04.2008 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with VINASAT 1


  • Alcatel website
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