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Atlantic Bird 1



Atlantic Bird is a European (Eutelsat) geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 22:45 UT on 28 August 2002. The 2.7 tonne (dry mass), 5 kW satellite will provide voice, video, and Internet services to Europe and the eastern part of America through its 24 transponders after parking over 12.5 deg-W.

Alternate Names

  • 27508
  • AtlanticBird1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-08-28
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 2.7 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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