Eurobird 3 (2006-12)
Eutelsat 33A (2012—)
|Mission duration||10 years|
|Launch mass||1,530 kilograms (3,370 lb)|
|Dry mass||888 kilograms (1,958 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||27 September 2003, 23:14:46UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|Coverage area||Continental Europe
Positioned at 33° East, Eutelsat 33A is optimised for interactive broadband services, and also valued by broadcasters for occasional use and professional video services, and data networks like Estar by Technologie Satelitarne service.
Its 20 Ku band transponders are connected to 4 spot beams over Europe and Turkey. These 4 beams overlap to allow hubs located in the hot spots of each beam to communicate with each other, thus ensuring highly effective pan-European coverage.
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