|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Manufacturer||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch mass||4,100 kilograms (9,000 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||18 April 2008, 22:17UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|Semi-major axis||42,164.0 kilometers (26,199.5 mi)|
|Perigee altitude||35,782.8 kilometers (22,234.4 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,804.4 kilometers (22,247.8 mi)|
|Band||28 IEEE C-band (NATO G/H-band)|
16 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band)
1 IEEE X-band (NATO H/I/J-band)
|Coverage area||South America, Mexico and Florida (USA)|
Star One C2 is a Brazilian communications satellite. It was launched on 18 April 2008 22:17 UTC by an Ariane 5ECA carrier rocket, as part of a dual-payload launch with Vinasat-1. It was built by Thales Alenia Space, based on the Spacebus-3000B3 satellite bus. It will be operated by Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel, and Bolivarsat.
On June 2, 2008, Star One C2 replaced BrasilSat B4 in the task of broadcasting the main Brazilian TV network channels. This position, at 70,0° W, had been once occupied by Brasilsat B1.