HOTBIRD 6 / Atlas V
HotBird 6 is an Alcatel Spacebus 3000B3 satellite carrying 28 Ku-band transponders and 4 Ka-band transponders. The satellite was designed for a 12 year life, with 10.500 kW of power BOL, 9.000 kW power EOL. It will provide television and radio broadcast services to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. HotBird 6 is owned and operated by Eutelsat. Eutlesat ordered the spacecraft from Alcatel Space in October 1999.