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Satellite Name: Eutelsat 117 West A (E117WA, Satmex 8)
Status: active
Position: 117° W (116.8° W)
NORAD: 39122
Cospar number: 2013-012A
Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
Launch date: 27-Mar-2013
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Launch mass (kg): 5500
Dry mass (kg): 2317
Manufacturer: Maxar Technologies (SSL/MDA)
Model (bus): LS-1300
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S2873
Beacon(s): 3700.5, 4198.6V, 4199.4V, 11700.5V, 12199.3H
24 C-band and 40 Ku-band transponders to provide Fixed Satellite Services to serve the continental United States to Argentina as well as the Caribbean, all of Latin America and the major cities of Brazil (will replace Satmex 5)
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