|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Launch mass||6,340 kilograms (13,980 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||21 December 2016 20:30 UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane V ECA|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|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)|
|Band||28 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).
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.
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.