- Not to be confused with Tata Starbus
Star Bus is a satellite bus family of Orbital ATK. It was originally developed by Thomas van der Heyden, co-founder of CTAI, later sold to and manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation.
The first satellite program based on the Star Bus platform, developed by Thomas van der Heyden for the Indonesian Direct Broadcast program IndoVision, was IndoStar-1, which was launched in November 1997.
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|Name||Mission type||Orbit||Payload capability||Mission life|
|RapidStar-1||National Security Space||LEO||60 kg/75W||1–5 years|
|RapidStar-2||National Security Space||LEO||200 kg/500W||1–5 years|
|LEOStar-2||Civil/Defence||LEO||150 kg/400W||1–10 years|
|LEOStar-3||Civil/Defence||LEO||3,000 kg/800W||1–10 years|
|GEOStar-1||National Security Space||GEO||150 kg/200W||5–7 years|
|GEOStar-2||Communications||GEO||500 kg/5.5 kW||15–18 years|
|GEOStar-3||Communications||GEO||800 kg/8.0 kW||15–18 years|
|MicroStar-1||Constellation||LEO||15 kg/360W||1–3 years|
|ESPAStar-1||National Security Space||LEO or GEO||250 kg/500W||1–5 years|
|ESPAStar-2||National Security Space||LEO or GEO||1,080 kg/1.2 kW||1–5 years|