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Eutelsat W4



Eutelsat W4 was a geosynchronous communications spacecraft owned by that European consortium. It was launched at 23:10 UT by the new model Atlas 3 that was propelled by a Russian engine, RD 180. The 1,380 kg (dry mass), 6 kW spacecraft carried 31 channels in the Ku-BSS band to provide voice and video communications to eastern African countries, eastern European countries, and Russia after parking over 36 deg-E longitude. (There are two more operational Eutelsats: Eutelsat W2 at 16-E and Eutelsat W3 at 7-E.)

Alternate Names

  • 26369
  • Eute 36A
  • EutelsatW4

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-05-25
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 3
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1380 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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