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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Hotbird 3 moved & renamed AGAIN!

    Hotbird 3 moved & renamed AGAIN! permalink
    Paris, 15 March 2007

    The EUROBIRD™ 4* satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has initiated commercial service at the Group’s 4 degrees East position. The satellite’s entry into service at 4 degrees East marks the opening of a new orbital location for Eutelsat, taking to 18 the number of positions currently used by the Group.

    EUROBIRD™ 4 provides coverage from 4 degrees East of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and central Asia in Ku-band frequencies.

    * HOT BIRD™ 3 during first commercial mission.

  2. #2
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    Interesanta aceasta noua pozitie orbitala , 4 Est .

  3. #3
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    Daca va fi plimbat ca si Astra 1C, nu cred ca va fi de mare folos end-userilor.
    Plus ca scoaterea din functe e preconizata in 2009. Nu mai e mult.

    De pe net:

    2. Hotbird 3 is having problems. It was supposed to be replaced by Hotbird 7 once HB7 was commissioned towards the end of 2002. She completed her mission at 13E when Hotbird 8 entered service September 2006.
    She moved to 10E mid October 2006 and was renamed to Eurobird 10 for her new mission. Is due to be replaced at 10E by Hotbird 7A once HB 10 is in service.
    Hotbird 3 suffered extensive damage on 3-4 October 2006 when she was coming out of eclipse. One of the solar arrays was damaged leading to severe power loss on the satellite



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