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Telecom 2A


Designation 21813 / 91084A
Launch date 16 Dec 1991
Country of origin France
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V48


Begin End Position
L: 16 Dec 1991 Apr 1992 (tests) 3°E
Apr 1992 Oct 2001 8°W
Nov 2001 Oct 2005 3°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Oct 2005
Cause Moved to the junk orbit

Tested from Mulhouse in Ku-band, Pleumeur Bodou in C-band and from Southern France in X-band. It entered service for the Olympic Games and then it was re-tested in eclipse period. Finaly it was positioned in 8°W

In Jul 1999 the satellite was incorporated in the Eutelsat fleet. The partnership between France Telecom and Eutelsat will last till the end of the nominal lifetime of the satellite, anticipated in 2004. This agreement will enable Eutelsat to take over the 11 Ku-band transponders of the satellite.

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading


EIRP coverage (dBW)


Beacons: 3.816 GHz RHCP, 12.5005 GHz V, 12.5025 GHZ H

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