Hot Bird 9

EUTELSAT

Spacecraft n:

EUTELSAT spacecraft n: 31


Launch data:

Designation 33459 / 08065A
Launch date 20 Dec 2008 - 22:35 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5ECA
Mission Commercial: Communications
Geostationary orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 35786 x 35787 km
Eccentricity 1,19E-05
Inclination 0.06 deg
Period 1436.09 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  EADS Astrium
Platform  Eurostar 3000
Operator EUTELSAT
Mass at launch  4880 kg
Dry Mass 2338 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 
Solar array  
Stabilization  
DC power  14500 W
Design lifetime  15 yrs - still active

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
5 Feb 2009 ~3 E manoeuvred off-station, drifting to E
~14 Feb 2009 12 E relocated
 Nov 2010 0.99° E 

HotBird 9 is a Ku-band satellite and will replace HotBird 3 at 13E.

Mission details:


Ref.: #7(JR605), #225(09.01, 09.02), #226 - update: 05.03.11