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Detailed information about EUTELSAT W48(HOT BIR satellite

Designator id: 1996-067A

Description of EUTELSAT W48(HOT BIR Satellite:

Hot Bird 2 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.


Technical data:

Launch Date: 1996-11-21
Launch Vehicle: Atlas 2A
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 2800.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (International)

Disciplines:

Communications

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 24665U 96067A   12341.08885689  .00000133  00000-0  10000-3 0  6127
2 24665 003.2448 068.5313 0005422 184.4105 262.5672 01.00272890 59135

Last TLE update on :2012-12-07

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