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Hot Bird 1



Hot Bird 1 was a geostationary communications spacecraft of the European EUTELSAT consortium that was launched along the Brasilsat-B2. After parking at 13 E longitude, it provided live television (only) coverage to the European and Mediterranean countries.

Alternate Names

  • 23537
  • HotBird1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-03-28
Launch Vehicle: Ariane
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1780 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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