Telstar 14R, also known as Estrela do Sul 2 (Southern Star 2) is a commercial communications satellite built by Space Systems/Loral for Telesat to provide Ku-band communications to South America and the Southern USA. It is a replacement for Telstar 14, whose north solar array failed to open after launch, limiting its mission effectiveness. Unfortunately Telstar 14R experienced the same problem, with its north solar array failing to open too, but is now in service despite that failure.
- de Selding, Peter B. (25 May 2011). "Balky Satellite Solar Panel Threatens Telesat’s Growth Plans in S. America". Space News. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
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