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Eutelsat Hotbird 13G successfully launched

SpaceX performed a flawless launch for Eutelsat’s 13G Hotbird satellite from Florida in the early hours of November 3rd at 1.22am local time. The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched CRS-22, Crew-3, Turksat 5B, Crew-4, CRS-25, and one Starlink mission. After stage separation, the first stage landed on the Just […]

November 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Hotbird 13G ready to launch

Eutelsat’s latest Hotbird satellite, 13G, is slated to launch on November 2nd from Cape Canaveral. The satellite will join its sister craft Hotbird 13F (pictured) which launched on October 15th. SpaceX says it is targeting to launch the Eutelsat Hotbird 13G mission to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral […]

November 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat: Success for 13F, 13G en route

Following on from the slightly delayed but successful launch by SpaceX of Eutelsat’s latest Hotbird satellite (13F) on October 15th, Airbus has also confirmed that Eutelsat’s next-in-line satellite, Hotbird 13G, another of its latest ‘Eurostar Neo’ designs, has been flown to an airstrip at the Kennedy Space Centre from Toulouse in France. SpaceX launched 13F […]

October 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat’s Hotbird 13F ready for launch

Eutelsat’s Hotbird series of satellites have been a remarkable industry success. The first Hotbird was launched back in March 1995 to the 13 degrees East orbital slot. On October 13th SpaceX is planning to loft 13F at 11.25pm Florida time. Hotbird 13F, an all-electric satellite, is one of a pair and is the first craft […]

October 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat’s Hotbird 13F ships to Cape Canaveral

Airbus is shipping the first of a pair of Eutelsat ‘super-satellites’ to the Cape ready for launch preparations. Airbus is building two ‘super satellites’ for Eutelsat. Eutelsat Hotbird 13F is about to ship, while its sister craft, Eutelsat 13G is finishing up with Airbus and will be launched later this year. Eutelsat-13F and 13G will, […]

September 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat channel count down

Eutelsat has reported that its overall channel count has fallen over the six months to December 31st. The satellite operator said that its overall channel count was down 3.9 per cent year-on-year to 6,608 units (from 6879 in December 2019), reflecting a lower line-up at five degrees West following technical issues on EUTELSAT 5 West […]

February 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat forced to delay Konnect VHTS

Eutelsat enjoyed a near-spectacular market trading day on February 12th when its share price rocketed more than 6 per cent to end the day at €10.31. The rise reflected a sense of buoyancy from CE Rodolphe Belmer despite his alerting the market that its much-needed super-satellite Konnect Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) would be around […]

February 15, 2021

Eutelsat launching ESR eSports channel

Eutelsat Communications’ flagship 13° East Hotbird position has been selected by ESRevolution for the European launch of its eSports gaming channel, ESR. New York based ESR will make its content available in Europe for the first time in 24/7 HD linear format from February, leveraging the coverage of Eutelsat Hotbird, with its reach of over […]

January 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

Switzerland: Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD selected by Kabelio

Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video neighborhood has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio AG for the launch of a new Swiss direct to home HD platform. This multi-year contract will enable Kabelio to leverage the ureach of Eutelsat’s premier hotspot to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and throughout Europe. Kabelio’s new line-up features […]

October 16, 2020

Sky Italia renews Eutelsat contract

Eutelsat has signed a “multi-year” strategic agreement worth €450 million over its life with Sky Italia, a “premier anchor customer” for renewed Eutelsat capacity on its ‘HOTBIRD’ craft. “The agreement represents the latest step in the long-standing partnership between Sky, the pre-eminent anchor customer on HOTBIRD, and Eutelsat which has supported since 2003 the development […]

September 2, 2020By Chris Forrester