Star One C12


Star One C12
Mission typeCommunication
COSPAR ID2005-003A
SATCAT no.28526
Mission duration16 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerAlcatel Alenia Space
Launch mass4,953 kilograms (10,919 lb)
Dry mass2,286 kilograms (5,040 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date03 February 2005, 03:27 (2005-02-03UTC03:27Z) UTC
RocketProton-M Briz-M
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude37.5° West
Semi-major axis42,241.0 kilometres (26,247.3 mi)
Perigee altitude35,857.0 kilometres (22,280.5 mi)
Apogee altitude35,883.2 kilometres (22,296.8 mi)
Period1,440 minutes
Band72 IEEE C-band)

Star One C12 (also called as NSS-10, Worldsat 2, AMC-12, GE-1I and Astra 4A) is a communications satellite operated by SES S.A with headquarters in Luxembourg. It was built by Thales Alenia Space based on the Spacebus-4000C3 satellite bus, and was launched on 3 February 2005 03:27 UTC by a Proton-M carrier rocket.[1]

The start mass was 4953 kg.

See also


  1. ^ Kreb's, Gunter. AMC 12 / Astra 4A / Star One C12 / NSS 10. Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2016-12-14.

External links

  • Satélite Star One
  • NSS 10 (AMC-12)
  • Channels of Star One C12