Satellite Eutelsat 28A (Eurobird 1, Eurosat 1) of European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 28A (Eurobird 1, Eurosat 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) 28.56
Perigee (km) 35788
Apogee (km) 35794
Eccentricity 7.11558074998221E-05
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2950
Dry Mass (kg.) 1375
Power (watts) 5900
Date of Launch 08-03-2001
Expected Lifetime 12 yrs.
Contractor Alcatel Space Industries
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2001-011A
NORAD Number 26719
Comments Twenty-four channels; Western and Central Europe as far west as Canary Islands.


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