Star One C3


Star One C3 is a communications satellite operated by Star One, a subsidiary of Embratel. It was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation based on the STAR-2 satellite bus, and was launched on 10 November 2012 21:05 UTC by an Ariane 5ECA carrier rocket, as part of a dual-payload launch with Eutelsat 21B.[1]

Star One C3
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorStar One
COSPAR ID2012-062A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.38991
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerOrbital Sciences Corporation
Launch mass3,227 kilograms (7,114 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date10 November 2012, 21:05 (2012-11-10UTC21:05Z) UTC
RocketAriane 5ECA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude75° and 84° west
Semi-major axis42,164.0 kilometres (26,199.5 mi)
Perigee altitude35,787.6 kilometres (22,237.4 mi)
Apogee altitude35,799.5 kilometres (22,244.8 mi)
Period1,436.1 minutes
Band28 IEEE C-band (NATO G/H-band)
16 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band)

Star One C3 will replace Brasilsat B3 in the 75° W position. The start mass was 3226.6 kg.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace’s launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites
  2. ^ Astrium: Launch kit V210 Ariane 5, EUTELSAT 21B – STAR ONE C3, dated: November 9, 2012, access: November 10, 2012 Archived December 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • Arianespace launch press kit
  • Star One C3 coverage maps as files.
  • Star One C3 coverage maps on Google Maps.
  • Star One C3 realtime tracking.