Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Arianespace Launches Star One C1 for Brazil

Arianespace boosted two satellites into geostationary transfer orbit: the Astrium Paradigm Skynet 5B military communications satellite for the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), and the Star One C1 commercial communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Brazilian operator Star One.



Star One is the largest regional satellite service operator in Latin America. Arianespace has one more satellite to be launched for the Brazilian operator, Star One C2.



The Star One C1 satellite, which is based on a Spacebus 3000 B3 platform, will be positioned at 65 degrees West. Star One C1 is fitted with 28 C-band transponders, 14 Ku-band transponders and one X-band transponder. http://www.arianespace.com

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