Star One D1 & JCSAT-15

Launch Time
Wed Dec 21, 2016 20:30 UTC

Flight VA234.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details

Star One D1

Star One D1 is a communications satellite operated by Star One with headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. It was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) based on the SSL 1300 satellite bus and launched on an Ariane 5 ECA carrier rocket on 21 December 2016.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,433.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


JCSAT-15 is a communications satellite designed and manufactured for SKY Perfect JSAT Group by SSL on the SSL 1300 platform. It has a launch weight of 3,400 kg (7,500 lb), a power production capacity of 10 kW, and a 15-year design life. Its payload is composed of Ku-band and Ka-band transponders.

SKY Perfect JSAT Group will use JCSAT-15 as a replacement for N-SAT-110.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 3,400.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



84th orbital launch attempt


244th mission
11th mission of 2016
236th successful mission
27th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

90th mission
7th mission of 2016
86th successful mission
76th consecutive successful mission