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Hotbird 13F © Airbus Defence & Space


Satellite Hotbird 13F
International Designator -
Operator Eutelsat
Position 13 degrees East longitude
Payload 80 Ku band transponders
Coverage Maps -
Manufacturer Airbus Defense and Space
Bus Eurostar Neo
Launch Mass 4500 kg
Launch Date Q3 2021 (planned)
Launcher Ariane 6
Launch Site Guiana Space Centre - Kourou
Additional Information

Airbus has been selected by Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellites operators, to build two HOTBIRD new generation telecommunication satellites that will replace the current spacecraft and enhance capacity at Eutelsat’s premium broadcasting position 13° East.

The two satellites will deliver improved performances over the European and Middle-Eastern footprint, reinforced by a powerful European Superbeam.

They will ensure full service continuity over the operational 102 Ku-band transponders/frequencies, secure deployment and capacity redundancy at the HOTBIRD position. The HOTBIRD fleet forms one of the largest broadcasting systems in Europe, broadcasting 1,000 television channels to more than 135 million homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.


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