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Star One D1

Star One D1 [SSL]

Star One ordered the new Star One D1 communications satellite from SS/Loral in July 2013.

The satellite is equipped with C-, Ku-, and Ka-band payloads and will be used for telecommunications, television broadcast, broadband, Internet access, and other services such as digital inclusion in Brazil and in the Latin American region. Star One D1 will be the first satellite of Star One's fourth generation and will support the Olympic Games in 2016 that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, since Embratel, in a co-participation with Claro, has been selected as the Official Telecommunication Sponsor for this worldwide event.

Star One D1 is based on the SSL-1300 satellite platform. It will be located at 84 degrees West longitude and is scheduled for launch in early 2016. The satellite is designed to deliver service for 15 years or more.

The launch on an Ariane-5ECA has been delayed to 2017.

Nation: Brazil
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Star One (EMBRATEL)
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 28 C-, 24 Ku-, and 18 Ka-band transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6433 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Star One D1 2016-082B 21.12.2016 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with JCSat 15
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