UK spacecraft nº: 33
date||07 Feb 2001 - 23:05:10 UT|
|Launch site|| Ko, ELA-2|
|L: 7 Feb 2001
Would have 2 S-band
transponders which is new for Skynet satellites.
Skynet 4F is the last of the venerable ECS (European Communications Satellite) class of satellites and was built by Astrium/Stevenage. It carries a Thiokol Star 30 apogee motor and its mass is 1489 kg full, 830 kg dry - a dry mass more than twice the first OTS.
Ref: #7(SR446), 15 - update: 25.01.02