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Atlantic Bird 2


Also called Newbird. In 2012 renammed Eutelsat 8 West A

General


Designation 26927 / 01042A
Launch date 25 Sep 2001
Country of origin Europe
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 8°W
Launch vehicle Ariane V144

Became operational on 19 Oct 2001


Location


Begin End Position
L: 25 Sep 2001    
Oct 2001 Sep 2015 8°W
Oct 2015 Nov 2015 12.7°W (Eutelsat 12 West B)
Dec 2015   12.5°W


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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP coverage (dBW)
G/T coverage (dB/K)

Specifications


Prime contractor Alcatel Space
Platform Spacebus 3000B2
Mass at launch 3150 kg
Dry mass 1355 kg
Dimension 2.9 x 3.44 x 4.71 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 7.4 kW
EOL: 6.39 kW
Design lifetime 12+ years


Ku-band


Main transponders 26
Backup transponders  
Power 107 W
Bandwidth 21 x 36 MHz
2 x 54 MHz
3 x 72 MHz
Coverage Europe
north + south America
steerable beam
EIRP max central Europe: 53 dBW
widebeam Europe: 40 dBW
Americas: 45 dBW
steerable beam: 53 dBW
G/T max +2 dB/K
Polarization linear H/V cross-pol


Transponder frequency chart (GHz)


Horizontal
Uplink
Horizontal
Downlink
Transponder Vertical
Downlink
Vertical
Uplink
Bandwidth (MHz) Uplink from Downlink to
  10.99167 B1   13.79167 72 Europe or America Europe or America
13.79167   B2 10.99167   72 Europe or America Europe or America
  11.07500 B3   13.87500 72 Europe or America Europe or America
13.87500   B4 11.07500   72 Europe or America Europe or America
  11.15833 B5   13.95833 72 Europe or America Europe or America
13.95833   B6 11.15833   72 Europe or America Europe or America
               
  11.24167 C1   13.04167 72 Europe Europe or America
13.04167   C2 11.24167   72 Europe Europe or America
  11.32500 C3   13.12500 72 Europe Europe or America
13.12500   C4 11.32500   72 Europe Europe or America
  11.40833 C5   13.20833 72 Europe Europe or America
13.20833   C6 11.40833   72 Europe Europe or America
               
  11.470753 D1   14.270753 36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
14.270753   D2 11.470753   36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
  11.512253 D3   14.312253 36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
14.312253   D4 11.512253   36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
  11.553753 D5   14.353753 36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
14.353753   D6 11.553753   36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
  11.595253 D7   14.395253 36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
14.395253   D8 11.595253   36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
  11.636753 D9   14.436753 36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
14.436753   D10 11.636753   36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
  11.678253 D11   14.478253 36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
14.478253   D12 11.678253   36 Europe or America or Steerable Europe or America or Steerable
               
  12.52450 F1   14.02450 36 Europe Europe
14.03350   F2 12.53350   54 Europe Europe
  12.56600 F3   14.06600 36 Europe Europe
14.08675   F4 12.58675   36 Europe Europe
  12.60750 F5   14.10750 36 Europe Europe
14.12825   F6 1262825   36 Europe Europe
  12.64900 F7   14.14900 36 Europe Europe
14.16975   F8 12.66975   36 Europe Europe
  12.69050 F9   14.19050 36 Europe Europe
14.22300   F10 12.72300   54 Europe Europe
  12.73200 F11   14.23200 36 Europe Europe

The US licence only allows US earth stations to uplink in the 14-14.5 GHz band.

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