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Eutelsat W2



EUTELSAT W2 is a geosynchronous communications spacecraft of that consortium. The satellite will provide direct-to-home voice and video communications to North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe through its 24 Ku-band transponders after parking over 16 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 25491
  • EutelsatW2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1998-10-05
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2900 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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