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Star One D1



Star One D1 is a multi-mission communications satellite based on SSL’s 1300 platform. It has a mass of 6.4 metric tons and its dimensions are 16.7 feet × 7.2 feet × 7.7 feet (5.1 meters × 2.2 meters × 2.35 meters). The satellite features two deployable solar arrays generating up to 17.1 kilowatts of power. It is expected to be operational for more than 15 years.

Star One D1 will be operated by Embratel Star One – a Brazilian communication satellite company. The spacecraft is equipped with 70 transponders, 18 of them in Ka-, 28 in C-, and 24 in Ku-band, and will serve multiple missions including telecommunications, television broadcast, broadband, cellular backhaul, and other services such as digital inclusion in Brazil and in the Latin American region.

Alternate Names

  • 41904
  • StarOneD1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-12-21
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Embratel (Brazil)


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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