QuetzSat 1


QuetzSat 1
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID2011-054A
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Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerSpace Systems/Loral
Launch mass5,514 kilograms (12,156 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date29 September 2011, 18:32 (2011-09-29UTC18:32Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 200/39
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude77° West
Perigee altitude35,774 kilometres (22,229 mi)
Apogee altitude35,797 kilometres (22,243 mi)
Inclination0.06 degrees
Period1,436.04 minutes
Epoch14 October 2011[2]
Band32 Ku band

QuetzSat 1 is a Mexican high-power geostationary communications satellite which is operated by the Mexican operator QuetzSat (SES S. A./Grupo MedCom).[1] It is positioned in geostationary orbit, and located at 77° West, from where it provide direct broadcasting services to United States and a part of Mexico for Dish Mexico.[3][4]

QuetzSat 1 was built by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. It is equipped with 32 Ku band transponder and at launch it had a mass of 5,514 kilograms (12,156 lb). It has a design life of fifteen years.[5] QuetzSat 1 is part of the SES satellite fleet.[6]


QuetzSat 1 was launched by International Launch Services using a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage from site 200 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 18:32 UTC on 29 September 2011.[7] The launch successfully placed QuetzSat 1 into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, making it the 49th comsat of the SES S. A. satellite fleet.[6][8]

Technical specs

See also


  1. ^ a b QuetzSat press release.
  2. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  3. ^ ILS Proton to launch QuetzSat 1.
  4. ^ a b QuetzSat on NASA's NSSDC.
  5. ^ QuetzSat info on SS/Loral.
  6. ^ a b SES Fleet and Coverage Archived 2011-11-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Proton-M successfully launches QuetzSat 1.
  8. ^ QuetzSat 1 roars into space on board Proton.

External links

  • QuetzSat.com
  • InternationalLaunchServices.com
  • Broadcast of the launch of QuetzSat 1 (Windows and Flash)