Satellite Eutelsat 33A (Eurobird 3, E-bird) of European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 33A (Eurobird 3, E-bird)
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) 33.14
Perigee (km) 35781
Apogee (km) 35790
Eccentricity 0.000106747636725931
Inclination (degrees) 0.05
Period (minutes) 1436.06
Launch Mass (kg.) 1525
Dry Mass (kg.) 1300
Power (watts) 1600
Date of Launch 27-09-2003
Expected Lifetime 10 yrs.
Contractor Boeing Satellite Systems
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2003-043A
NORAD Number 27948
Comments 20 Ku-band transponders; video and data transmission to Europe and Turkey.


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