Hotbird 13F and 13G are two high power direct to home communications satellites to replace Hotbird 8, 9 and 10 at Eutelsats's 13° East position.
Hotbird 13F and 13G were ordered in August 2018 from Airbus Defence and Space to be built based on the new Eurostar-Neo bus. They have all electric propulsion, allowing an increase in payload, so that two new satellites provide the same amount of Ku-band capacity as the current trio of Hotbird satellites, with increased resistance to signal jamming.
Launch is planned for 2021.
|Type / Application:||Communication (Direct Broadcasting)|
|Contractors:||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Equipment:||80 active Ku-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
Further Hotbird missions:
Further Eutelsat missions: