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Hellas-Sat is a joint Greece-Cyprus geostationary communications spacecraft that was launched by an Atlas 5 rocket (fitted with a Russian RD-180 motor) from Cape Canaveral at 22:10 UT on 13 May 2003. The 3.45 tonne satellite carries 30 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home voice and video transmissions to much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, after parking over 39 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 27811

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-05-13
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agencies

  • Hellas-Sat Consortium (Greece)
  • Hellas-Sat Consortium (Cyprus)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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