Atlantic Bird 1 [Arianespace]
With twenty channels, the Atlantic Bird 1 satellite was primarily designed to provide telecommunications services between Europe and the Americas. Its American coverage comprises North and South American zones. Its European coverage encompasses Europe, North Africa and the near Middle East. Offering high flexibility, the satellite supports telecommunications networks spanning the two continents, providing a virtual common coverage and channel space.
In December 2011 Eutelsat announced, that their satellite assets will be renamed under a unified brand name effective from March 2012. This satellite became Eutelsat 12 West A. In 2016 it was named Eutelsat 36 West A.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||24 active Ku-band transponders|
|Configuration:||GeoBus (Italsat Bus)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Atlantic Bird 1 → Eutelsat 12 West A → Eutelsat 36 West A||2002-040A||28.08.2002||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G||with MSG 1, MFD|
Further Eutelsat missions: