Eutelsat program

Europe


EUropean TELecommunication SATellite, also called ECS (European Communication Satellite)

History:

Source: http://www.eutelsat.com/investors/pdf/ETL-consolidated-financial-statements-300609.pdf



List Eutelsat satellites (Stand 01/2012):

Satellite Launch date Regions served Position Inclined Retired
ECS 1 --> Eutelsat I F1 16.06.1983 - 13° Est 1989 1996
ECS 2 --> Eutelsat I F2 04.08.1984 - 7° Est 1990 1993
ECS 3 13.09.1985 - - - 1985 (F)
ECS 4 --> Eutelsat I F4 16.09.1987 - 10°-13°-7° Est 1993 2002
ECS 5 --> Eutelsat I F5 21.07.1988 - 10° Est 1994 2000
EUTELSAT II F1 30.08.1990 - 13° Est 1999 2003
EUTELSAT II F2 15.01.1991 - 10° Est 2000 2005
EUTELSAT II F3 07.12.1991 - 16° Est 2000 2004
EUTELSAT II F4 09.07.1992 - 7° Est 2001 2003
EUTELSAT II F5 24.01.1994 - - - 1994 (F)
EUTELSAT II F6 (HOTBIRD 1) 28.03.1995 - 13° Est 2006 ?
HOTBIRD 2 --> Eurobird 9 --> Eutelsat W48 21.11.1996 Central Europe, Middle East, Central Asia
Operating in inclined orbit
13° -> 9.08° Est 2009 active
HOTBIRD 3 --> Eurobird 4 --> Eutelsat W75 02.09.1997 - 13° --> 4.16° Est - active
HOTBIRD 4 --> Nilesat 103 --> Atlantic Bird 4 --> Eurobird 16 27.02.1998 Europe, Middle East 13° E -> 7.19°W - active
EUTELSAT W1 im Werk zerstört Aerospatiale (Alcatel Space) - - -
EUTELSAT W2 05.10.1998 - 16° Est 2010 active
HOTBIRD 5 -> EUROBIRD 2 -> ARABSAT 2D 09.10.1998 Europe, North Africa, Middle East 13° -> 25.5° E - active
EUTELSAT W3 --< Eutelsat W6 12.04.1999 Europe, Middle East, Africa 7° -> 21.65° E - active
SESAT 1 17.04.2000 Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Asia 36° -> 16° E - active
EUTELSAT W4 24.05.2000 Africa, Russia 36° Est - active
EUTELSAT W1--> Eurobird 4A 06.09.2000 Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia 10° - 4° E - active
EUROBIRD 1 08.03.2001 Europe 28.5° Est - active
ATLANTIC BIRD 2 25.09.2001 Europe, Middle East, Americas 8° West - active
Stellat 5 --> ATLANTIC BIRD 3 05.07.2002 Europe, Americas, Africa 5° West - active
HOTBIRD 6 21.08.2002 Europe, North Africa, Middle East 13° Est - active
ATLANTIC BIRD 1 28.08.2002 Europe, Middle East, Americas 12.5° West - active
EUTELSAT W5 20.11.2002 Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia 70.5° Est - active
HOTBIRD 7 11.12.2002 - - - 2002 (F)
EBIRD 1 --> Eurobird 3 27.09.2003 Europe 33° Est - active
SESAT 2 28.12.2003 - 53° Est - active
Eutelsat W3A 15.03.2004 Europe, Middle East, Africa 6° Est - active
Hotbird 7A --> Eurobird 9A 11.03.2006 Europe, North Africa, Middle East 12° E -> 30° W - active
Hotbird 9 20.12.2008 Europe, Africa, Middle East 12° E -> 0.99° E - active
Eutelsat W2M 20.12.2008 Europe, Middle East, Africa 9-10° Est - active
Hot Bird 10 --> Atlantic Bird 4A --> Eutelsat 3C 12.02.2009 Europe, South-West Asia 3-4° E -> 0.07° W - active
Eutelsat W2A 03.04.2009 Europe, Africa, Middle East 10° Est - active
Eutelsat W7 24.11.2009 Europe, Africa, Middle East, Russia 30° Est - active
Eutelsat W3B 28.10.2010 - - - 2010 (Lost)
KA-SAT 26.12.2010 Europe 9° Est - active
Sinosat 3 --> Eutelsat 3A 31.05.07 ->2011 - 125° Est - ?
Atlantic Bird 7 24.09.2011 Middle East, North Africa 7° W - active
Eutelsat W3C 07.10.2011 Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Indian Ocean Islands 16° Est - active

Ref: Eutelsat, ESA.

Remark:

Eutelsat keeps renaming its satellites every time they are moved; an update on its current fleet on March 2016:
 Current name                   Name at launch        Actual location              
                                                      Mar 2016
 
 EUTELSAT 7A                    Eutelsat W3A               7.0E   
 EUTELSAT 7B                    EUTELSAT 3D                7.1E
 EUTELSAT 9A                    Eutelsat HB7A              9.0E
 EUTELSAT 9B                    EUTELSAT 9B/EDRS-A        9E, Moving
 EUTELSAT KA-SAT                KA-Sat                     9.0E   
 EUTELSAT 10A                   Eutelsat W2A               9.9E   
 EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13B          Hot Bird 8                12.9E   
 EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13C          Hot Bird 9                13.0E   
 EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13D          Hot Bird 10               13.0E   
 EUTELSAT 16A                   Eutelsat W3C              16.0E   
 EUTELSAT 16C                   SESAT                     14.4E   
 EUTELSAT 21B                   EUTELSAT 21B              21.6E   
 Es'hail/EUTELSAT 25B           EUTELSAT 25B              25.5E
 EUTELSAT 31A                   e-Bird                    30.9E
 EUTELSAT 33B                   Eutelsat W5               80E, Moving
 EUTELSAT 33C                   Eurobird                  33.0E
 EUTELSAT 33D                   Eutelsat HB6              33.1E
 EUTELSAT 36A                   Eutelsat W4               46E, Moving
 EUTELSAT 36B                   Eutelsat W7               35.9E   
 EUTELSAT 3B                    EUTELSAT 3B                3.1E   
 EUTELSAT 48A                   Eutelsat HB2              48.2E   
 EUTELSAT 48D                   Eutelsat W2M              48.1E   
 EUTELSAT 70B                   EUTELSAT 70B              70.5E   
 EUTELSAT 172A                  Americom 23              172.0E   
 EUTELSAT 117 West A            Satmex 8                 116.8W   
 EUTELSAT 115 West A            Satmex 5                  92.2W   
 EUTELSAT 115 West B            EUTELSAT 115 West B      114.9W
 EUTELSAT 113 West A            Satmex 6                 113.0W
 EUTELSAT 65 West A             EUTELSAT 65 West A      Transfer orbit
 EUTELSAT 36 West A             Atlantic Bird 1           36.0W   
 EUTELSAT 12 West B             Atlantic Bird 2           12.6W   
 EUTELSAT 8 WEST B              EUTELSAT 8 WEST B          8.0W 
 EUTELSAT 7 West A              Atlantic Bird 7            7.3W
 EUTELSAT 5 West A              Stellat 5                  5.0W

Ref.: #7(JR723), #66, #98 - update: 31.05.16 Home