Satellite Eutelsat 48C (Eutelsat 21A, W-6, Eutelsat W-3) of European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 48C (Eutelsat 21A, W-6, Eutelsat W-3)
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) 48
Perigee (km) 35770
Apogee (km) 35802
Eccentricity 0.000379542651105418
Inclination (degrees) 0.07
Period (minutes) 1436.09
Launch Mass (kg.) 2490
Dry Mass (kg.) 1380
Power (watts) 5800
Date of Launch 12-04-1999
Expected Lifetime 12 yrs.
Contractor Alcatel Space Industries
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 4
COSPAR Number 1999-018A
NORAD Number 25673
Comments Broadcasting, telecommunications, direct-to-home tv, business services; 24 Ku-band transponders; Europe, Atlantic Islands, North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia.


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