Satellite Eutelsat 16B (Eurobird 16, Atlantic Bird 4, Hot Bird 4) of European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 16B (Eurobird 16, Atlantic Bird 4, Hot Bird 4)
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) -7.19
Perigee (km) 35762
Apogee (km) 35810
Eccentricity 0.000569313976658127
Inclination (degrees) 0.02
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2885
Dry Mass (kg.) 1310
Power (watts) 6000
Date of Launch 27-02-1998
Expected Lifetime 14 yrs.
Contractor Matra Marconi Space (Astrium)
Country of Contractor France/UK/Germany
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 4
COSPAR Number 1998-013A
NORAD Number 25237
Comments Europe and North Africa; 20 active channels


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