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Stellat 5 / Atlantic Bird 3 → Eutelsat 5 West A

Stellat 5 → Atlantic Bird 3 [Alcatel]

Stellat 5 is based on a Spacebus-3000B3 platform with 35 Ku-band and 10 C-band channels. It is dedicated for broadcast and IP services across five continents with a possibility of a two-way Internet access.

The satellite is positioned at 5 West (hence the number 5 in the designation). Shortly after being orbited, the satellite was sold to Eutelsat and renamed Atlantic Bird 3.

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 5 West A.

The satellite's Ku-band capacity was replaced in 2018 by the Eutelsat 5 West B, while the C-band capacity will be replaced by other Eutelsat satellites. Since 2019, it was operated in inclined orbit for maritime connectivity. In January 2023, it was put into a graveyard orbit 400 km above GEO and was passivated.

Nation: France
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Stellat → Eutelsat
Contractors: Alcatel Space
Equipment: 35 Ku-band transponders, 10 C-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-3000B3
Propulsion: S400
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 4100 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Stellat 5 → Atlantic Bird 3 → Eutelsat 5 West A 2002-035A 05.07.2002 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5G with N-Star c
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