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Eutelsat W5A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2012-069A

Description

The EUTELSAT 70B satellite is based on the Astrium Eurostar E-3000 platform with a designed in-orbit lifetime exceeding 15 years. With a 48- Ku-band transponder payload, it will replace the EUTELSAT 70A spacecraft and more than double Eutelsat's resources at its 70.5 degrees East longitude location to provide premium communications services for users in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-12-03
    Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
    Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform), International
    Mass: 5250 kg

    Discipline

    • Communications

    Additional Information

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

     

    Personnel

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