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Eutelsat Awards Hot Bird 8 Contract To Astrium

By | September 12, 2003

      Eutelsat has awarded a contract toEuropean satellite manufacturer EADS Astrium to build the Hot Bird 8 broadcast satellite for the Paris-based satellite operator. Hot Bird 8, which is scheduled for launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket in early 2006, is the largest satellite ordered by Eutelsat. Hot Bird 8 will be located with other Hot Bird satellites at 13 degrees East Longitude.

      For an exclusive interview with EADS Astrium CEO Antoine Bouvier, see the Sept. 15 issue of SATELLITE NEWS. For more info on subscribing to PBI Media’s newsletters, check out our Web site at

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