Star One



Star One (also known as Embratel Star One) is the Brazilian satellite operator. It is a subsidiary of Embratel and headquartered in Rio the Janeiro.



History


Star One was founded in December 2000, as a subsidiary of Embratel in the area of operation and administration of satellites. The company Star One owns one of the most reliable satellite controls of the entire planet. It is ISO certificate 9001: 2000, for the satellite control Service, was achieved after a migration between the ISO 9002: 1994 and ISO 9001: 2000. It is a historical fact for a company that was the first satellite operator in the world to have this service certified by ISO, which occurred in the year 1998.

This means that the Star One owns an international prestige. This certification is the recognition of the standardization of service established in the Brazilian satellite control, which has significantly improved, ensuring higher and better quality and reliability for users of satellites BrasilSat and Star One C. The main change from the old certificate concerns the examination of the conformity with ISO in almost all areas of Star One. The company is committed to quality of Service Control of satellites, and this commitment is an attestation of competence, generating even more peace of mind for its customers and partners.

In the year 2011, aiming to ensure greater security of its services, the company joined the SDA (Space Data Association), which is the main institution that provides space surveillance service. That means, that the Star One is a company accredited in accordance with the requirements of Inmetro in Brazil, the Ansi-Rab in the United States and RVA in Netherlands. A pioneer in many respects, Star One earned his first licence in 1998 and still remains a step ahead when it comes to maintain rigid standards of quality control.



References:

www.wikipedia.com
www.satbeams.com
www.starone.com.br
www.space.skyrocket.de



Satellites  

BrasilSat-B2

Orbital Position: 63° W inclined
Manufacturer: Hughes Satellite Systems (Boeing CSS)
Launch date: 28 March 1995
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Expected lifetime: 12 years

BrasilSat-B3

Orbital Position: 92° W
Manufacturer: Hughes Satellite Systems (Boeing CSS)
Launch date: 04 Feb 1998
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Expected lifetime: 12 years

BrasilSat-B4

Orbital Position: 84° W
Manufacturer: Hughes Satellite Systems (Boeing CSS)
Launch date: 17 Aug 2000
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Star One C1

Orbital Position: 65° W
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Launch date: 31 Aug 2007
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5ECA
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Youtube: Watch the Star ONE C1 satellite launch!

Star One C2

Orbital Position: 70° W
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Launch date: 18 April 2008
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5ECA
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Star One C3

Orbital Position: 75° W
Manufacturer: Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital ATK, Inc.)
Launch date: 10 Nov 2012
Launch Operator: Arianespace S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5ECA
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Youtube: Watch the Star One C3 satellite launch!
 

Star One C12 (NSS-10, GE-1i,  AMC-12, Worldsat-2)

Orbital Position: 37° W
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Launch date: 03 Nov 2005
Launch Operator: International Launch Services (ILS)
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Expected lifetime: 16 years

Note: Transferred to SES New Skies in March 2007 and renamed in NSS-10.

Youtube: Watch the Star One C12 (NSS-10) satellite launch!

Star One C4

Orbital Position: 70° W
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch date: 15 July 2015
Launch Operator: Ariane Space S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5ECA
Expected lifetime: 15+ years

YouTube: Please watch the Star-One C4 Satellite launch

Star One D1

Orbital Position: 84° W
Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch date: 21 Dec 2016
Launch Operator: Ariane Space S.A.
Launch vehicle: Ariane
Expected lifetime: 15 years

Note: Arianespace performed a heavy lift with the Ariane 5 for a dual launch of the Star One D1 and the JCSAT-15 satellite of SkyPerfect JSAT satellite operator from Japan. 

YouTube: Watch the Star One D1 satellite launch by Arianespace!