Eutelsat orders extra Hot Bird satellite

Eutelsat has a contract for the procurement of an extra Hot Bird satellite from Astrium, Europe’s leading space company, a joint venture owned 50% by Aerospatiale Matra of France and BAE Systems of the UK. Hot Bird 7, with a launch mass close to 3.3 tonnes, will be built in France and the UK.

Eutelsat has a contract for the procurement of an extra Hot Bird satellite from Astrium, Europe’s leading space company, a joint venture owned 50% by Aerospatiale Matra of France and BAE Systems of the UK. Hot Bird 7, with a launch mass close to 3.3 tonnes, will be built in France and the UK.