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Designator id: 1998-057A

Description of EUROBIRD 2 (HOT BIRD Satellite:

Hot Bird 5 was a geostationary communications spacecraft of the European EUTELSAT consortium. With a constellation of 5 satellites, the Hot Bird family at 13 degrees E formed one of the largest broadcasting systems in the world. By fourth quarter 1998, the system was delivering over 320 analogue and digital television channels, as well as radio and multimedia services, to more than 70 million homes connected to a cable network or equipped for satellite (direct-to-home or community) reception. The Hot Bird satellites provided full coverage of Europe and also took in parts of Africa and Asia, including the entire Middle East. Hot Birds 4 and 5 were the first in the world to be equipped with SKYPLEX for on-board multiplexing of digital signals into a single DVB stream which could be received in the downlink by standard IRDs.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1998-10-09
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2A
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1310.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (International)



Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25495U 98057A   12338.93782213  .00000154  00000-0  10000-3 0  4131
2 25495 000.0290 340.4178 0005028 281.9902 173.8772 01.00271400 51883

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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