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Satellite Name: Eutelsat 59A (E59A, Eutelsat 36 West A, E36WA, Eutelsat 12 West A, E12WA, Atlantic Bird 1, AB1)
Status: retired
Position: 59° E (59.2° E)
NORAD: 27508
Cospar number: 2002-040A
Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
Launch date: 28-Aug-2002
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 G
Launch mass (kg): 2700
Dry mass (kg): 1550
Manufacturer: Thales Group
Model (bus): GeoBus (Italsat-Bus)
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S2595
Beacon(s): 11703.4H, 11704.6H, 12500.15H, 12749.85H
24 Ku-band transponders to provide coverage of Europe and the east coast of the United States. Twenty channels, telecommunications services between Europe and the Americas.
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