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Hot Bird 10 is a geosynchronous communications satellite to be initially placed at longitude 7° W and eventually at 13° E longitude. Hot Bird 10 was built by EADS Astrium for Eutelsat and is equipped with 64 Ku-band transponders to deliver direct-to-home television. The 4892 kg satellite is designed for a service life of 15 years and was launched 11 February 2009 at 22:09 UT on an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou.

Alternate Names

  • 33750
  • Hot Bird 10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-02-11
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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