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Hot Bird 7A



Hot Bird 7A is a European geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:32 UT on 11 March 2006. The 4.1 tonne (with fuel) satellite will provide video and internet services to Europe through its 38 Ku-band transponders after parking over 13°E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28946
  • HotBird7A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-03-11
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
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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