Eutelsat 3F4

EUTELSAT

Spacecraft n:

EUTELSAT spacecraft n: 19

Also called Eutelsat W4

Launch data:

Designation26369 / 00028A
Launch date24 May 2000 - 23:10 UT
Launch siteCC, LC-36B
Launch vehicleAtlas 3A (AC-201) - (#127)
MissionTelecommunications
Geostationary orbit on Jun 4.90, 2000:
Perigee / Apogee 35043 x 36342 km
Eccentricity 0.015
Inclination 0.10 deg
Period 1431.28 min
Location 36°E

Tested at 32°E
Maiden flight of Atlas-3A and First launch US-rocket with Russian-bult engine.

Specifications

Prime contractor Aerospatiale (with DASA, Alenia & SS/L)
Platform Spacebus-3000B2
Mass at launch3190 kg
Mass in orbit 1810 kg
Dry mass 1375 kg
Basic shape  Box + 2 panels
Dimension4.6 x 2.5 x 1.8 m
Solar array 29 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 5900 W
Design lifetime 12 years

Beacon: 11.706850 GHz

Ku-band:

Main transponders 31
Backup transponders  
Power 90 W?
Bandwidth 33 MHz
Coverage Russian beam (19 transp.)
African beam (6 transp.)
Steerable beam (6 transp.), for Nigeria
EIRP max Russian beam: 52 dBW
African beam: 42.5 dBW
steerable: 52 dBW
G/T max Africa: 0 dB/K
Russia: +4.5 dB/K
Polarization Russian beam: circular
Other beams: linear
Frequencies 11.7 - 12.5 GHz

Transponder frequency chart (GHz)

Transponder Downlink Uplink Beam
1 11.72748 LHCP 17.32748 RHCP Russia
2 11.74666 H 17.34666 V Steerable
10 11.90010 H 17.50010 V Steerable
19 12.07272 LHCP 1767272 RHCP Russia
20 12.09190 H 17.69190 V Steerable
21 12.11108 LHCP 17.71108 RHCP Russia
22 12.13026 H 17.73026 V Steerable
24 12.16862 H 17.76862 V Steerable
25 12.18780 LHCP 17.78780 RHCP Russia
26a 12.20698 RHCP 17.80698 LHCP Russia
26b 12.20698 H 17.80698 V Steerable
27 12.22616 LHCP 17.82616 RHCP Russia
28 12.24534 RHCP 17.84534 LHCP Russia
29 12.26452 LHCP 17.86452 RHCP Russia
30a 12.28370 RHCP 17.88330 LHCP Russia
30b 12.28370 H 17.88370 V Central Africa
31 12.30288 LHCP 17.90288 RHCP Russia
32a 12.32206 RHCP 17.92206 LHCP Russia
32b 12.32206 H 17.92206 V Central Africa
33 12.34124 LHCP 17.94124 RHCP Russia
34a 12.36042 RHCP 17.96042 LHCP Russia
34b 12.36042 H 17.96042 V Central Africa
35 12.37960 LHCP 17.97960 RHCP Russia
36a 12.39878 RHCP 17.99878 LHCP Russia
36b 12.39878 H 17.99878 V Central Africa
37 12.41796 LHCP 18.01796 RHCP Russia
38a 12.43714 RHCP 18.03714 LHCP Russia
38b 12.43714 H 18.03714 V Central Africa
39 12.45632 LHCP 18.05632 RHCP Russia
40a 12.47550 RHCP 18.07550 LHCP Russia
40b 12.47550 H 18.07550 V Central Africa

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