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Hotbird 13F

Launch Time
Sat Oct 15, 2022 05:22 UTC


Falcon 9 Block 5
Status: Active
Price: $67.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,607 kN
Payload to LEO: 22,800 kg
Payload to GTO: 8,300 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 70.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.2 m
Fairing Height: 13.0 m



Flight #3
Just Read the Instructions
48 day turnaround
158th Falcon recovery attempt
146th successful Falcon recovery attempt
73rd consecutive successful Falcon recovery

Mission Details

Hotbird 13F

Hotbird 13F and 13G are two high power direct to home communications satellites to replace Hotbird 8, 9 and 10 at Eutelsats's 13° East position.

Hotbird 13F and 13G were ordered in August 2018 from Airbus Defence and Space, based on the new Eurostar-Neo bus with a launch mass of 4.5 tons and an electric power of 22 kW. They have all electric propulsion, allowing an increase in payload. The two new satellites provide the same amount of Ku-band capacity as the current trio of Hotbird satellites, with increased resistance to signal jamming.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 4,500 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA



139th orbital launch attempt


190th mission
47th mission of 2022
184th successful mission
156th consecutive successful mission

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47th mission of 2022
179th successful mission
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