Eurasiasat 1 satellite
FROM ALCATEL FACTS
Posted: January 7, 2001
To fulfil future telecommunication needs, including Direct To Home TV (analog and digital), radio services and data transmission (Internet, IBS, VSAT...), EURASIASAT has entrusted Alcatel Space with building the Eurasiasat 1 telecommunications satellite.
The contract bears on the satellite in-orbit delivery and includes:
The satellite's main coverage bridges Europe to Asia, while 12 channels are available via two steerable beams with interbeam switching capability among fixed and steerable.
This process provides the flexibility to target market demand in Russia, India, Africa, and in all area in satellite visibility.
As Prime Contractor, Alcatel Space develops Eurasiasat 1 and the industrial organization implemented includes many industrialists, including:
Flight data file
Vehicle: Ariane 44P
Payload: Eurasiasat 1
Launch date: Jan. 8, 2001
Launch window: 2208-2351 GMT (5:08-6:51 p.m. EST)
Launch site: ELA-2, Kourou, French Guiana
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of the events to occur during launch.
Ariane 44P - Overview of the rocket to launch Eurasiasat 1.
Ariane directory - See our previous coverage of Ariane rocket launches.
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