Satellite Eutelsat 12 West A (Atlantic Bird 1) of European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 12 West A (Atlantic Bird 1)
Country of Operator/Owner Multinational
Operator/Owner European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)
Users Commercial
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) -12.43
Perigee (km) 35768
Apogee (km) 35805
Eccentricity 0.000438840985375921
Inclination (degrees) 0.11
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2700
Dry Mass (kg.) 1550
Power (watts) 5100
Date of Launch 28-08-2002
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Alenia Spazio
Country of Contractor Italy
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5G
COSPAR Number 2002-040A
NORAD Number 27508
Comments Twenty channels, telecommunications services between Europe and the Americas.


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