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Atlantic Bird 3



Stellat 5 is a European geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched (along with N-Star 3) by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 23:22 UT on 5 July 2002. It will provide television and two-way Internet services to Europe, North Africa and Middle East through its 35 Ku-band and 10 C-band transponders after parking over 5 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 27460
  • AtlanticBird3
  • Eutelsat 5 West A
  • Stellat 5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-07-05
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
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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