|Mission duration||15 years (planned)|
|Launch mass||5,514 kilograms (12,156 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||29 September 2011, 18:32UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 200/39|
|Perigee altitude||35,774 kilometres (22,229 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,797 kilometres (22,243 mi)|
|Epoch||14 October 2011|
|Band||32 Ku band|
QuetzSat 1 is a Mexican high-power geostationary communications satellite which is operated by the Mexican operator QuetzSat (SES S. A./Grupo MedCom). It is positioned in geostationary orbit, and located at 77° West, from where it provide direct broadcasting services to United States and a part of Mexico for Dish Mexico.
QuetzSat 1 was built by Space Systems/Loral, and is based on the LS-1300 satellite bus. It is equipped with 32 Ku band transponder and at launch it had a mass of 5,514 kilograms (12,156 lb). It has a design life of fifteen years. QuetzSat 1 is part of the SES satellite fleet.
QuetzSat 1 was launched by International Launch Services using a Proton-M carrier rocket with a Briz-M upper stage from site 200 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 18:32 UTC on 29 September 2011. The launch successfully placed QuetzSat 1 into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, making it the 49th comsat of the SES S. A. satellite fleet.
- Operator: QuetzSat
- Manufacturer: Space Systems/Loral
- Purpose: Direct-broadcast satellite
- Orbital location: 77° West
- Payload: 32 Ku band transponder
- Platform: LS-1300S (expanded)
- Mass: 5,514 kg
- Spacecraft propulsion: Aerojet R-4D, 4 plasma thrusters SPT-100
- Stabilisation: 3 axis
- Lifetime: 15 years
- Also known as: 37826
- QuetzSat press release.
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- QuetzSat 1 roars into space on board Proton.