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EUTELSAT-II F1 was launched by the same Ariane launch vehicle that launched Skynet 4C. It was part of a constellation of 5 EUTELSAT II satellites that were basically identical except for EUTELSAT II-F6 which was modified for colocation at 13 degrees E and renamed Hot Bird 1.

With the arrival of the W series of satellites at the orbital positions until now used by EUTELSAT II-F1, F2, F3, and F4, these satellites were gradually relocated to new positions where they could continue to be used for a full range of telecommunications and television services.

Alternate Names

  • 20777

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1990-08-30
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1874.7 kg

Funding Agency

  • European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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