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Hot Bird 8



Hot Bird 8 is a European (EUTELSAT) geostationary satellite that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 21:48 UT on 04 August 2006. The 4.9 tonne (with fuel), 14 kW satellite carries 64 Ku-band transponders to provide radio and television coverage through 950 digital channels to Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East after parking over 13° E longitude, replacing Hot Bird 3.

Alternate Names

  • 29270
  • HotBird8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-08-04
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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