About Star One C3 Satellite

The launching of Star One C3, on Saturday, November 10th, was very successful. The satellite was launched from a base in Kourou, French Guiana, and broadcast in real time through the company’s website.

Star One C3 received investments of US$ 260 million provides differentiated the entire territories of Brazil, South America, Andean region (with highlights to Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador), and Florida (USA). Its capacity includes the pre-salt oil region, thereby enabling more services for the Oil&Gas industry.

The satellite was built by the American Orbital Sciences Corporation, and launched to space on a rocket built by the French Arianespace. It weighs approximately 3 tons and has a 28-transponder configuration (signal receivers and transmitters) in C-Band and 16 in Ku-Band. The C-Band ensures the provisioning of voice, TV, radio, and data signals, including Internet. The Ku-Band enables the provisioning of video transmission services directly to users, as well as Internet and telephony to remote locations.

Embratel Star One satellites are capable of receiving and transmitting TV, radio, telephony, Internet, and data signals for entertainment, e-medicine, e-education, and business applications required to interconnect Brazil, and essential for remote communities.

Technical Data

With 28 communication channels in Banc C and 16 channels in Band Ku, the satellite will replace the Brasilsat B3 satellite, currently operating in position 75ºW.

Launching: November 10, 2012