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EUTELSAT-II F3 was launched by the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. It was one of 5 EUTELSAT II communications satellites that were successfully put into orbit. The satellites were basically identical. 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 rqange of telecommunications and television services.

Alternate Names

  • 21803

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1991-12-07
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1874 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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