Star One D1 satellite starts commercial operations

Satellite operator Embratel Star One announced the start of commercial operations for the new Star One D1 satellite, which is located at 84°W and equipped with C, Ku, and Ka bands, covering Latin America.

This satellite was launched in last December. It has 28 transponders in the C-band for voice, TV, radio and data, 24 transponders in the Ku-band to ensure the offer video, internet and telephony, and 300 in the Ka-band that allow to connect remote points to mobile backbone and data transmissions.

“With the Star One D1 satellite we are going to ensure the continuity of C-band services to the market and expand available data, video, cellular and high-speed internet offerings,” said Gustavo Silbert, President of Embratel Star One.

The Star One D1 is the largest satellite built to date for Embratel Star One and is the ninth in the operator’s fleet. It is part of Star One’s fourth-generation satellites, the D family, and complements the structure already comprised by five satellites in geostationary orbit (Star One C1, C2, C3, C4 and C12) and three in inclined orbit (Brasilsat B2, B3 and B4).