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Eutelsat W4

Atlas Agena B

Lockheed Martin

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Eutelsat W4

Type: Communications

The W satellites are designed to provide telecommunications services primarily over Europe (W1, W2, W3, W3A and W5) and communication services over Russia and Africa (W4). Eutelsat W4 is designed to provide 31 transponders at saturation. The W satellites have a minimum operational lifetime of 12 years. The spacecraft is based on the Spacebus-3000B2 platform.

Location

Launch Complex 36B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

857 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 36B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas IIIA – Lockheed Martin

Family: Atlas
Length: 52.8 m
Diameter: 3.05 m
Launch Mass: 214 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8640 kg

The Atlas IIIA was manufactured by Lockheed Martin with the first launch on 2000-05-24. Atlas IIIA has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches. American orbital launch vehicle used between 2000 and 2005.

Agency

Lockheed Martin

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LMT

Founded: 1953
Launchers: Titan | Agena
Spacecraft: Hubble | JUNO | InSight
Country: USA

Lockheed Martin’s Space Division started in the production of missiles and later ICBM’s in the 1950s. Their TITAN missile system was used for 12 Gemini spacecraft and the Voyager probes. They have worked largely in collaboration with NASA on many of their probes, landers, and spacecraft, and hope to play a key role in NASA’s return to the moon in 2024.

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