Eurobird 1 [Alcatel]
The Eurobird 1 satellite, built for the operator Eutelsat, provides broadcasting and telecommunication services primarily to the Western and Central European region from an orbital position of 28.5° E. Launched in the first quarter of 2001, the satellite is designed for 24-channel operation over its minimum lifetime of 12 years. The satellite provides continuity for the telecommunication services currently provided by the DFS-Kopernikus satellite, including business services, satellite news gathering and television and radio programme distribution. In addition, the high transmit power of the Eurobird satellite makes it ideal for providing broadcast programmes and multimedia services into very small and inexpensive satellite dishes. As well as a fixed beam, the satellite has two steerable beams which offer the possibility for service provision at either a national or a regional level.
In December 2011 Eutelsat announced, that their satellite assets will be renamed under a unified brand name effective from March 2012. This satellite will become Eutelsat 28A.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||24 (+ 6) Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Eurobird 1 (Europesat 1) (ex Eutelsat W1R) → Eutelsat 28A||08.03.2001||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G||with BSat 2a|
Further Eutelsat Eurobird missions:
Further Eutelsat W missions:
Further Eutelsat missions: