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Satellite Name: Eutelsat 139 West A (E139WA, E12WD, E31B, E7A, W3A, Eutelsat W3A)
Status: active
Position: 139° W (139° W)
NORAD: 28187
Cospar number: 2004-008A
Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
Launch date: 15-Mar-2004
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch vehicle: Proton M
Launch mass (kg): 4300
Dry mass (kg): 2000
Manufacturer: Airbus Defence and Space
Model (bus): Eurostar-3000S
Orbit: Inclined
Expected lifetime: 15 yrs.
Call sign: S3055
Beacon(s): 11200H, 11699.8H, 11700.4H, 12500.5H, 21404
58 Ku-band transponders; replace the aging EUTELSAT 12 WEST B satellite to provide FSS services, including Ku-band connectivity for aeronautical and maritime earth stations in motion (“ESIMs”) in Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern United States and the Caribbean region. There is also Ka-band capacity available on this satellite.
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