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Hot Bird 13C

Hot Bird 13C
Names Hot Bird 9 (2008-12)
Hot Bird 13C (2012—)
Mission type Communication
Operator Eutelsat
COSPAR ID 2008-065A
SATCAT № 33459
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer EADS Astrium
Launch mass 4,880 kilograms (10,760 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 20 December 2008, 22:35:14 (2008-12-20T22:35:14Z) UTC
Rocket Ariane 5ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary

Hot Bird 13C, formerly Hot Bird 9, is a communications satellite operated by Eutelsat, launched 20 December 2008 aboard an Ariane 5ECA carrier rocket along with the Eutelsat W2M spacecraft.[1] It was built by EADS Astrium, based around a Eurostar E3000 satellite bus. It was positioned in geosynchronous orbit at 13°E. After in-orbit testing it will provide communications services to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with 64 NATO J-band (IEEE Ku band) transponders.

The satellite has a mass of 4,880 kilograms, and an expected service life of 15 years. It is identical to the Hot Bird 8 and Hot Bird 10 satellites.


  • Krebs, Gunter. "Hot Bird 8, 9, 10". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  • "HOT BIRD-9 Gets Top Berth Position". Satnews Daily. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  1. ^ "Two Eutelsat satellites are orbited by Arianespace on Ariane 5's 28th consecutive mission success". Arianespace. 2008-12-20. 

External links

  • Hot Bird 9 frequency chart on LyngSat
  • Hot Bird 9 details at Eutelsat
  • [1]Hot Bird 9 Ku-band Europe Beam footprint(s)] at SatBeams
  • Location:
  • International Media Switzerland Official provider's site

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