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Thor 6



Thor 6 is a commercial communications satellite launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou at 20:00 UT on 29 October 2009. The 3,050 kg satellite will be placed in geostationary orbit at 1° W longitude. Thor 6 carries 36 Ku-band transponders. The satellite will provide direct-to-home broadcasts to customers in Central and Eastern Europe and provide increased capacity to the Nordic region.

Alternate Names

  • Thor6
  • 36033
  • 2009-058B

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-10-29
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown Norway


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



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