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Satellite Name: Eutelsat 48A (E48A, W48, Eutelsat W48, HB2, Hotbird 2, Hot Bird 2, Eurobird 9)
Status: retired
Position: 48° E (48° E)
NORAD: 24665
Cospar number: 1996-067A
Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
Launch date: 21-Nov-1996
Launch site: Cape Canaveral SFS
Launch vehicle: Delta II
Launch mass (kg): 2915
Dry mass (kg): 1700
Manufacturer: Airbus Defence and Space
Model (bus): Eurostar-2000+
Orbit: Inclined
Expected lifetime: 14 yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s): 11702.2H, 11703.4V
20 Ku-band transponders providing full coverage of Europe, Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia.
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