Satellite Eutelsat 8 West A (Atlantic Bird 2) of European Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (EUTELSAT)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Eutelsat 8 West A (Atlantic Bird 2)
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) -8.09
Perigee (km) 35766
Apogee (km) 35806
Eccentricity 0.000474428313881772
Inclination (degrees) 0.06
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 3150
Dry Mass (kg.) 1368
Power (watts) 7400
Date of Launch 25-09-2001
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Alcatel Space Industries
Country of Contractor France
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 4
COSPAR Number 2001-042A
NORAD Number 26927
Comments European and American coverage.


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