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Hotbird 13F, 13G

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.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication (Direct Broadcasting)
Operator: Eutelsat
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: 80 active Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-Neo
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Hotbird 13F - 2021
Hotbird 13G - 2021
Further Hotbird missions:
Further Eutelsat Atlantic Bird missions:
Further Eutelsat missions: