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W2A is a Eutelsat geostationary communications satellite intended to replace the W1 satellite at 10° E longitude. The satellite was launched at 16:24 UT on 03 April 2009 from Baikonur on a Proton M rocket with a Breeze M upper stage. The 5900 kg spacecraft will provide data and video service to customers across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and parts of South America and India. W2A carries 46 Ku-band and 10 C-band transponders and a new S-band system. The S-band system will provide video and data to mobile devices in Europe.

Alternate Names

  • 34710
  • EUTE 10A
  • EUTE W2A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-04-03
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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