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Eutelsat W2A


Renamed Eutelsat 10A in 2012

General


Designation 34710 / 09016A
Launch date 3 Apr 2009
Country of origin Europe
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit 10°E
Launch vehicle Proton #346

Tested at 1.7°E. Entered service on 19 May 2009.

During in-orbit tests, underperformance was detected on the S-band payload, maybe related to the antenna. An insurance claimed was filled for the full value of the payload. Solaris Mobile hopes to be able to fullfill the licence requirement (to keep the S-band spectrum).


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Technical data


Lyngsat transponder loading



EIRP coverage (dBW)


C-band
Ku-band

Specifications


Prime contractor Alcatel Alenia Space
Platform Spacebus-4000C4
Mass at launch 5900 kg
Dry mass  
Dimension 7.5 x 3.8 x 2.6 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 15.4 kW
Design lifetime 15 years


S-band


Main transponders 12
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 5 MHz per channel
Coverage at least: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and UK
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization  
Frequencies 2.0 and 2.2 GHz

To enable delivery of mobile multimedia broadcast services to Wester Europe. This S-band payload will be used by Solaris Mobile Investment worth EUR 130 million. 12-m diameter antenna.

To deliver video and other services to mobile devices, including phones, PDAs, laptops and vehicle receivers.

C-band


Main transponders 10
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 72 MHz
Coverage Africa + central Asia + Latin America
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization  
Frequencies 3.625-4.200 GHz


Ku-band


Main transponders 37
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth 36 & 72 MHz
Coverage Wide: Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies 10.7-11.7 & 12.5-12.75 GHz


Ku-band - Africa


Main transponders 12
Backup transponders  
Power  
Bandwidth  
Coverage Southern-Africa and the Indian Ocean islands
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization  


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