October 30, 2017 - Maxar Technologies announced that SSL,
a business unit of Maxar Technologies, signed a contract to provide a powerful
multi-mission communications satellite called Star One D2 to Embratel Star One.
The satellite, will improve access to high quality entertainment and
information services for consumers and businesses in Latin America, and expands
broadband coverage to new regions, helping to provide internet access to
underserved populations. It also provides an updated X-band payload for
government use. Star One D2 is equipped with C-, Ku-, Ka- and X-band payloads
for high-speed telecommunications, television broadcast and fast broadband in South
America, Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Atlantic Ocean. It is
designed to provide service for 15 years or longer and is based on the highly
reliable SSL 1300 platform, which has the capability to support a broad range
of applications and technology advances.