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Eutelsat W3A



Eutelsat W3A is a geostationary communications satellite belonging to that European consortium, and was launched by a Proton-M rocket (with a Breeze-M upper stage) from Baikonur at 23:06 UT on 15 March 2004. The 4.4 tonne satellite carries a total of 58 Ku-band transponders and a few steerable transmission beams to provide direct-to-home voice, data, and video channels to Europe, Middle East and Africa. It will replace the W3 satellite at 7° E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28187
  • EutelsatW3A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-03-15
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

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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