Hellas Sat 2

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Hellas Sat 2
Mission typeCommunications
OperatorHellas Sat
COSPAR ID2003-020A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.27811
Mission duration15 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeEurostar
BusEurostar 2000+
ManufacturerEADS Astrium
Launch mass3450 kg
Dimensions3.19 x 3.48 x 7.89 m
Power7.6 kW
Start of mission
Launch date13 May 2003, 22:10:00 UTC
RocketAtlas V 401
Launch siteCape Canaveral, SLC-41
ContractorLockheed Martin
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeGeostationary orbit
Longitude39.0° East[1]
Band30 Ku-band
FrequencyUplink: 13.75-14 GHz / 14-14.25 GHz / 14.25-14.5 GHz
Downlink: 12.5-12.75 GHz / 10.95-11.2 GHz / 11.45-11.7 GHz
Bandwidth36 MHz
Coverage areaAfrica, Middle East, Europe

Hellas Sat 2 (previously called as Intelsat K-TV, NSS K-TV, NSS 6, Intelsat APR3, and Sinosat 1B) is a communications satellite operated by Hellas Sat. On 29 June 2017, the Hellas Sat 3 satellite was launched to replace the Hellas Sat 2.[2]


Hellas Sat 2 was launched by an Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SLC-41, Florida, United States, at 22:10:00 UTC on 13 May 2003.[3]

Capacity and coverage[edit]

The 3450 kg satellite carries 30 Ku-band transponders to provide direct-to-home voice and video transmissions to much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, after parking over 39.0° East longitude. Also provided television broadcasting services for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.[3]


  1. ^ "HELLAS-SAT 2". N2YO. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Greece & Cyprus launch 'Hellas Sat 3' satellite".
  3. ^ a b "Display: Hellas Sat 2003-020A". NASA. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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