List of satellites
Hot Bird 1 was launched by Ariane 44LP
on 28 March 1995. The 13° east slot predates the launch, with Eutelsat 1F1
having been located there as early as 1983, and Eutelsat 2F1
having also served time at the location. It has reached end-of-life.
Hot Bird 3
Hot Bird 3 was launched by Ariane 44LP
on 2 September 1997 and intended to be moved to 10°E to become Eurobird 10
. During the drift from 13°E to 10°E, the satellite suffered loss of power from one solar array. It was nevertheless successfully moved to 10°E, but could only operate at a reduced capacity. Since then, it is operating at 4°E under the name Eurobird 4. At last it was moved to 75°E and renamed to ABS_1B. It has reached end-of-life.
Hot Bird 4
Hot Bird 5
Hot Bird 6 (Hot Bird 13D) Hot Bird 7/7A (Hot Bird 13E)
Hot Bird 7 was lost in December 2002 during the Ariane 5 ECA
launch. Its replacement, Hot Bird 7A
3000B3) was successfully launched on 11 March 2006. Hotbird 7A was renamed Eurobird 9A in February 2009.
In December 2011 Eutelsat announced, that their satellite assets will be renamed under a unified brand name effective from March 2012. This satellite became Eutelsat 9A. In 2016 it was renamed Hotbird 13E.
Hot Bird 8 (Hot Bird 13B)
Hot Bird 8 was launched by Proton
on 5 August 2006. With a launch mass of 4.9 tonnes, Hot Bird 8 is the largest and the most powerful broadcast satellite serving Europe
Hot Bird 9 (Hot Bird 13C)
Hot Bird 9 was launched by Ariane 5 ECA
in December 2008. Its entry into service enabled the Hot Bird 7A satellite to be redeployed to 9° East and rebranded Eurobird 9A, increasing capacity to 38 Ku band transponders
at this orbital position.
Hot Bird 10 (Eutelsat 33E)
Hot Bird 10 was launched by Ariane 5 ECA
in February 2009 with NSS-9
A and Spirale B. It was initially comissioned as Atlantic Bird 4A at 7°W. When Atlantic Bird 7 became operational, it was renamed Eutelsat 3C and was colocated with Eutelsat 3A at 3° East. Later it became Hotbird 13D and in 2016 Eutelsat 33E. This satellite is located at 33° East.
Packages broadcast on Hot Bird
Up to 1000 television and radio channels are available Free-To-Air
List of providers
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- ^ Europe zone
- ^ BBC Persian television combats broadcast interference from Iran, BBC Press Release
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