Hot Bird 13C
|Names||Hot Bird 9 (2008-12)
Hot Bird 13C (2012—)
|Mission duration||15 years|
|Launch mass||4,880 kilograms (10,760 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||20 December 2008, 22:35:14UTC|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
Hot Bird 13C, formerly Hot Bird 9, is a communications satellite operated by Eutelsat, launched 20 December 2008 aboard an Ariane 5ECA carrier rocket along with the Eutelsat W2M spacecraft. It was built by EADS Astrium, based around a Eurostar E3000 satellite bus. It was positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 13°E. After in-orbit testing it will provide communications services to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with 64 NATO J-band (IEEE Ku band) transponders.
- "Two Eutelsat satellites are orbited by Arianespace on Ariane 5's 28th consecutive mission success". Arianespace. 2008-12-20.
- Hot Bird 9 frequency chart on LyngSat
- Hot Bird 9 details at Eutelsat
- Hot Bird 9 Ku-band Europe Beam footprint(s) at SatBeams
- Location: Coordinates:
- International Media Switzerland Official provider's site
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