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Hotbird 7


Designation n/a
Launch date 11 Dec 2002
Country of origin Europe
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 13°E
Launch vehicle Ariane V157

Was not insured for launch failure, only for in-orbit failures (for EUR 13.4 million).

End of life

Out of service 11 Dec 2002
Cause Launch failure

Technical data


Prime contractor Astrium
Platform Eurostar-2000+
Mass at launch 3300 kg
Dry mass 1500 kg
Dimension 2.3 x 3.4 x 5.2 m (27.9 m span in orbit)
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 7500 W
Design lifetime 15 years


Main transponders 40
Backup transponders  
Coverage Super-widebeam: Europe, Northerm Africa and Middle East
+ 2 spot beams
EIRP max  
Frequencies Downlink: 11.7 - 12.5 GHz

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