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    Eutelsat to unify satellite names

    Eutelsat to unify satellite names

    12.47 Europe/London, December 1, 2011 By Chris Dziadul







    Eutelsat is to unify the names of its satellites around the established Eutelsat brand from March 1 next year.

    From that date, the groupís satellites will take the Eutelsat name associated with the relevant figure for their orbital position and a letter indicating their order of arrival at that position. Current in-orbit satellites will for instance be renamed as follows:
    W6 at 21.5 degrees East will become Eutelsat 21A
    To ensure clarity, satellites located at Eutelsatís four ĎWestí positions will include West in their name. For example, Atlantic Bird 2 will become Eutelsat 8 West A.
    Eutelsatís Hot Bird brand will meanwhile be retained. It will also be more closely associated with the Eutelsat name and adopt the numbering system to be implemented by all other satellites. For instance, Hot Bird 6 will become Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A. The same pattern will apply to Ka-Sat.
    In order to minimise any possible disruption for business partners, Eutelsat has decided on a three-month preparation period, from December 1, 2011 to 1 March 2012. This will allow appropriate time to plan for the change so that the switch on March 1, 2012 can be seamless and smooth for all stakeholders. Until this date, Eutelsatís current satellite names will continue to be used. For further details, please go to:

    http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/e...atellites.html

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    Re: Eutelsat to unify satellite names

    Here all the changes:

    CURRENT SATELLITES


    ORBITAL POSITION CURRENT NAME NEW NAME AS OF MARCH 1, 2012
    12 degrees West ATLANTIC BIRDô 1 EUTELSAT 12 West A
    8 degrees West ATLANTIC BIRDô 2 EUTELSAT 8 West A
    7 degrees West ATLANTIC BIRDô 7 EUTELSAT 7 West A
    5 degrees West ATLANTIC BIRDô 3 EUTELSAT 5 West A
    3 degrees East EUTELSAT 3A EUTELSAT 3A
    3 degrees East ATLANTIC BIRDô 7 EUTELSAT 3C
    4 degrees East EUROBIRDô 4A EUTELSAT 4A
    7 degrees East W3A EUTELSAT 7A
    9 degrees East EUROBIRDô 9A EUTELSAT 9A
    9 degrees East KA-SAT EUTELSAT KA-SAT 9A
    10 degrees East W2A EUTELSAT 10A
    13 degrees East HOT BIRDô 6 EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13A
    13 degrees East HOT BIRDô 8 EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13B
    13 degrees East HOT BIRDô 9 EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13C
    16 degrees East W3C EUTELSAT 16A
    16 degrees East EUROBIRDô 16 EUTELSAT 16B
    16 degrees East SESAT 1 EUTELSAT 16C
    21.5 degrees East W6 EUTELSAT 21A
    25.5 degrees East EUROBIRDô 2 EUTELSAT 25A
    28.5 degrees East EUROBIRDô 1 EUTELSAT 28A
    33 degrees East EUROBIRDô 3 EUTELSAT 33A
    36 degrees East W4 EUTELSAT 36A
    36 degrees East W7 EUTELSAT 36B
    48 degrees East W48 EUTELSAT 48A
    70.5 degrees East W5 EUTELSAT 70A


    Third-party satellites (SESAT 2, TELECOM 2D, TELSTAR 12) will not change their name.

    FUTURE SATELLITES


    ORBITAL POSITION CURRENT NAME NEW NAME
    3 degrees East EUTELSAT 3B EUTELSAT 3B
    7 degrees East W3D EUTELSAT 7B
    9 degrees East EUROBIRDô 9B EUTELSAT 9B
    21.5 degrees East W6A EUTELSAT 21B
    25.5 degrees East EUROBIRDô 2A EUTELSAT 25B
    70.5 degrees East W5A EUTELSAT 70B

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