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Protostar 1



Protostar 1 is a geostationary communications craft (of the multi-national Protostar consortium of corporations, and registered in Bermuda) that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 21:47 UT on 07 July 2008. The 4.1 tonne, 11 kW craft carries 36 C-band and 16 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home (DTH) voice, video, and internet services to China and East-Asia after parking over 98.5° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 33153
  • Protostar1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-07-07
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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