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Eutelsat W5



W5 is a European (Eutelsat Consortium) geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by a Delta 4 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 22:39 UT on 20 November 2002. It was the maiden flight of the Delta 4 model. W5 will provide voice, video and internet services to all countries in western Europe, central Asia and the Indian subcontinent through its 24 Ku-band transponders after parking over 70.5 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 27554
  • EutelsatW5

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-11-20
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

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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