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Hot Bird 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1996-067A

Description

Hot Bird 2 was a geostationary communications spacecraft of the European EUTELSAT consortium. With a constellation of 5 satellites, the Hot Bird family at 13 degrees E formed one of the largest broadcasting systems in the world. By fourth quarter 1998, the system was delivering over 320 analogue and digital television channels, as well as radio and multimedia services, to more than 70 million homes connected to a cable network or equipped for satellite (direct-to-home or community) reception. The Hot Bird satellites provided full coverage of Europe and also took in parts of Africa and Asia, including the entire Middle East.

Alternate Names

  • 24665
  • Eurobird 9
  • HotBird2
  • 1996-067A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1996-11-21
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2A
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 2800 kg

Funding Agency

  • European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium International

Discipline

  • Communications

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

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