Eutelsat W3A

EUTELSAT

Spacecraft n:

EUTELSAT spacecraft n: 29

Also called Eutelsat 3F3A

Launch data:

Designation 28187 / 04008A
Launch date 15 Mar 2004 - 23:06 UT
Launch site Baikonur, LC81/24
Launch vehicle  Proton-M/Briz-M (S/N 535-03 #306)
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit on 31 Mar:
Perigee / Apogee 35779 / 35796 km
Inclination 0,01°
Period 1436,14 min

Tested at 1.7°E. Entered service in mid-May 2004.

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Astrium
Customer  EUTELSAT
Platform  Eurostar 3000S
Mass at launch  4240 kg
Dry Mass  kg
Basic shape  
Dimension  
Solar array  35 m span
Stabilization  3-axis
DC power  EOL: 9.6 kW
Design lifetime  12 years

Location:

BeginEndPosition
  6 May 2004 ~1 E
 20 May 2004  6 E

Description:

Mission details:


Ku-band:

Main transponders40
Backup transponders 
Power 
Bandwidth36, 54, 72 and 108 MHz
Coverage Europe A (equivalent to the W3 coverage)
Europe B (Turkey + ME)
Europe C (uplink only)
Sub-saharian Africa
EIRP max Europe A: 48 dBW
Europe B: 51 dBW
Europe C: 52 dBW
Africa: 45 dBW
G/Tmax Europe A: +5 dB/K
Europe C: +6 dB/K
Africa: -1 dB/K
PolarizationH/V cross-pol
Frequencies Uplink: 13.00-13.25, 13.75-14.50, 18.10-18.40 GHz
Downlink: 10.70-11.70, 12.50-12.75 GHz

Will have 5 skyplex units. Will extend the opensky platform launched in 2001.

Transponder frequency chart (GHz) - Group A


Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
UplinkDownlink
 10.72075 A1 18.17075 Europe C Europe B
18.17075 A2 10.72075 Europe CEurope B
  10.76225A3  18.21225Europe CEurope B
18.21225 A4 10.76225 Europe C Europe B
 10.80375 A5 18.25375 Europe CEurope B
18.25375  A610.80375  Europe CEurope B
 10.84525 A7 18.29525 Europe CEurope B
18.29525  A8 10.84525  Europe CEurope B
 10.88675 A9  18.33675Europe CEurope B
18.33675  A1010.88675  Europe CEurope B
  10.92825 A11   18.37825 Europe C Europe B
18.37825   A12 10.92825   Europe C Europe B
All transponders 36 MHz. Skyplex usable on transponders A9, A10, A11, A12.

Transponder frequency chart (GHz) - Group C

Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Uplink Downlink
  11.22075 C1   13.00100 Europe A Europe A
13.02175   C2 11.24150   Europe A Europe A
  11.26225 C3   13.04250 Europe A Europe A
13.06325   C4 11.28300   Europe A Europe A
  11.30375 C5   13.08400 Europe A Europe A
13.10475   C6 11.32450   Europe A Europe A
  11.34525 C7   13.12550 Europe A Europe A
13.14625   C8 11.36600   Europe A Europe A
  11.38675 C9   13.16700 Europe A Europe A
13.18775   C10 11.40750   Europe A Europe A
  11.42825 C11   13.20850 Europe A Europe A
13.22925   C12 11.44900   Europe A Europe A
All transponders 36 MHz.

Transponder frequency chart (GHz) - Group B & F

Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Uplink Downlink
  10.99167 B1   14.29167 Europe A Europe A
14.29167   B2 10.99167   Europe A Europe A
  11.07500 B3   14.37500 Europe A Europe A
14.37500   B4 11.07500   Europe A Europe A
  11.15833 B5   14.45833 Europe A Europe A
14.45833   B6 11.15833   Europe A Europe A
             
  12.54167 F1   14.04167 Europe A Europe A
14.04167   F2 12.54167   Europe A Europe A
  12.62500 F3   14.12500 Europe A Europe A
14.12500   F4 12.62500   Europe A Europe A
  12.70833 F5   14.20833 Europe A Europe A
14.20833   F6 12.70833   Europe A Europe A
All transponders 72 MHz. Skyplex possible on transponder B5.

Transponder frequency chart (GHz) - Group D

Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Uplink Downlink
  11.47141 D1   13.77141 Europe A Europe A or Europe B
13.79216   D2 11.49216   Europe A Europe A or Europe B
  11.51291 D3   13.81291 Europe A Europe A or Europe B
13.83366   D4 11.53366   Europe A Europe A or Europe B
  11.55441 D5   13.85441 Europe A Europe A or Europe B
13.87516   D6 11.57516   Europe A Europe A or Europe B
l 11.59591 D7   13.89591 Europe A Europe A or Europe B
13.91666   D8 11.61666   Europe A Europe A or Europe B
  11.63741 D9   13.93741 Europe A Europe A or Europe B
13.970   D10 (54 MHz) 11.67000   Europe A Europe A or Europe B
  11.67891 D11   13.97891 Europe A Europe A or Europe B
All these transponders are 36 MHz except D10.

Transponder frequency chart (GHz) - Group G

Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Uplink Downlink
  10.99167 G1   14.29167 Africa Africa
  11.07500 G2   14.37500 Africa Africa
  11.15833 G3   14.45833 Africa Africa
All transponders 72 MHz. Skyplex possible on transponder G3.

Ka-band

Main transponders uplink: 6
downlink: 2
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage Europe C uplink and downlink
EIRP max 52 dBW
G/T max +6 dB/K
Polarization H/V cross-pol
Frequencies Uplink: 27.50-27.75 GHz
Downlink: 21.40-21.63 GHz

Transponder frequency chart (GHz) - Group H

Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Uplink Downlink
  12.52075 H1   27.52075 Europe C Africa
  12.56225 H2   27.56225 Europe C Africa
  12.60375 H3   27.60375 Europe C Africa
  12.64525 H4   27.64525 Europe C Africa
  12.68675 H5   27.68675 Europe C Africa
  12.72825 H6   27.72825 Europe C Africa
All transponders 36 MHz.

Transponder frequency chart (GHz) - Group J

Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Uplink Downlink
  21.46200 J1   14.06200 Africa Europe C
  21.58700 J2   14.18700 Africa Europe C
All transponders 108 MHz.



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