Star One (satellite operator)


Star One
Sociedade Anônima
FoundedDecember 2000 (December 2000)
FounderEmbratel Edit this on Wikidata
Area served
Latin America
United States
ProductsManagement of satellites, telephony

Star One (also known as Embratel Star One) is a Brazilian communication satellite company. It is a subsidiary of Embratel.


Star One was created in December 2000, as an arm of Embratel in the area of operation and administration of satellites. The company Star One owns one of the most reliable satellite controls of the entire planet. Its ISO certificate 9001: 2000, for the satellite control Service, was achieved after a migration between the ISO 9002: 1994 and ISO 9001: 2000. It is a historical fact for a company that was the first satellite operator in the world to have this service certified by ISO, which occurred in the year 1998.

This means that the Star One owns an international prestige. This certification is the recognition of the standardization of service established in the Brazilian satellite control, which has significantly improved, ensuring higher and better quality and reliability for users of satellites Brasilsat and Star One C. The main change from the old certificate concerns the examination of the conformity with ISO in almost all areas of Star One. The company is committed to quality of Service Control of satellites, and this commitment is an attestation of competence, generating even more peace of mind for its customers and partners. In the year 2011, aiming to ensure greater security of its services, the company joined the SDA (Space Data Association), which is the main institution that provides space surveillance service. That means, that the Star One is a company accredited in accordance with the requirements of Inmetro in Brazil, the Ansi-Rab in the United States and RVA in Netherlands. A pioneer in many respects, Star One earned his first licence in 1998 and still remains a step ahead when it comes to maintain rigid standards of quality control.

Satellite fleet

Star One own a small fleet of satellites.

  • Star One C1 was launched atop an Ariane 5-ECA rocket at 22:06 GMT on 14 November 2007. This launch had previously been delayed from 9 November due to a problem with the rocket, and then from 12 November due to a problem with the launch pad. Star One C1 was built by Thales Alenia Space based on a Spacebus 3000 B3 platform. It has 28 C-band transponders, 14 Ku-band transponders and one X-band transponder, and weighed about 4,100 kilograms (9,000 lb) at launch.[1]
  • Star One C2, the second spacecraft, was launched at 22:17 GMT on 18 April 2008, also aboard an Ariane 5ECA.
  • Star One C3, the third spacecraft, was launched at 22:05 GMT on 10 November 2012, also aboard an Ariane 5ECA.


Satellite Manufacturer Launch Vehicle Launch Date COSPAR ID SATCAT State
Brasilsat A1 Spar Aerospace / Hughes Ariane 2 September 1985 1985-015B 15561 Retired
Brasilsat A2 Spar Aerospace / Hughes Ariane 28 March 1986 1986-026B 16650 Retired
Brasilsat B1 Hughes Ariane 44LP 10 August 1994 1994-049A 23199 Retired
Brasilsat B2 Hughes Ariane 44LP 29 March 1995 1995-016A 23536 inclined orbit
Brasilsat B3 Hughes Ariane 44LP 22 January 1998 1998-006A 25152 inclined orbit
Brasilsat B4 Hughes Ariane 44LP 17 August 2000 2000-046A 26469 Active
Star One C1 Alcatel Alenia Space Ariane 5 ECA 31 August 2007 2007-056A 32293 Active
Star One C2 Alcatel Alenia Space Ariane 5 ECA 18 April 2008 2008-018B 32768 Active
Star One C3 Orbital Sciences Corporation Ariane 5 ECA 10 November 2012 2012-062A 38991 Active
Star One C12 Alcatel Alenia Space Proton-M 3 February 2005 2005-003A 28526 Active
Star One C4 Space Systems/Loral Ariane 5 ECA 15 July 2015 2015-034A 40733 Active
Star One D1 Space Systems/Loral Ariane 5 ECA 21 December 2016[2] 2016-082B 41904 Active


  1. ^ "Arianespace boosts Skynet 5B and Star One C1 into orbit: Sets new record". Arianespace. 14 November 2007.
  2. ^ Star One D1 – Gunter's Space Page

External links

  • Arianespace
  • Star One C1 at LyngSat
  • Star One C2 at LyngSat