Star One D1


Star One D1
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorStar One
COSPAR ID2016-082B
SATCAT no.41904
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass6,340 kilograms (13,980 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date21 December 2016 20:30 UTC
RocketAriane V ECA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude84° W
Semi-major axis~42,137 kilometres (26,183 mi)
Perigee e altitude~35,741 kilometres (22,208 mi)
Apogee e altitude~35,777 kilometres (22,231 mi)
Period~1435 minutes
Band28 IEEE C-band
16 IEEE Ku band (NATO J-band)
24 IEEE X band (NATO H/I/J-band)

Star One D1 is a communications satellite operated by Star One with headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. It was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) based on the SSL 1300 satellite bus. The satellite was successfully launched into space on 21 December 2016 at 20:30 UTC with an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana, together with the JCSAT-15. It had a launch mass of 6,340 kilograms (13,980 lb).[1]


Star One D1 is equipped with 28 C-band transponders, 24 Ku-band transponders, and 300 (36MHz) Ka-Band transponders to meet the data, audio, video, and Internet demands of corporate and enterprise customers in Brazil, South America, Central America, and Mexico.[2]

In addition, the Star One D1 satellite is capable of being used by large companies and government institutions. It is also worth mentioning that the satellite is capable of receiving and transmitting television, radio, telephony, internet and data signals for entertainment, telemedicine, tele-education and business applications, necessary for the interconnection of the Latin American countries and essential for the most distant communities.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Gunter Dirk Krebs. "Star One D1". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Star One D1 (Hispasat 84W-2, H84W-2)". SatBeams. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Embratel anuncia novo satélite: o Star One D1". 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

External links

  • Embratel
  • SatBeams