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Eute 12 West B



Eutelsat 12 West B is a European geosynchronous communications spacecraft belonging to the Eutelsat fleet that was launched by an Ariane 44P rocket from Kourou at 23:21 UT on 25 September 2001. The 3.1 tonne spacecraft is the twenty-second member of the current fleet. It will provide high-speed television, video streaming, radio and internet services between North and South America, and Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, through its 26 Ku-band transponders.

Alternate Names

  • 26927
  • Atlantic Bird 2
  • Eute12WestB

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2001-09-25
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44P
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

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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