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Status

Success

Hotbird 13G

Launch Time
Thu Nov 03, 2022 05:22 UTC

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5
SpaceX
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

Vehicles

B1067

Flight #7
Just Read the Instructions
45 day turnaround
163rd Falcon recovery attempt
151st successful Falcon recovery attempt
78th consecutive successful Falcon recovery

Mission Details

Hotbird 13G

Hotbird 13F and 13G are two high power direct to home communications satellites to replace Hotbird 8, 9 and 10 at Eutelsat'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

Location

SLC-40, Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, USA

Stats

2022

151st orbital launch attempt

SpaceX

194th mission
51st mission of 2022
188th successful mission
160th consecutive successful mission

Falcon 9

185th mission
50th mission of 2022
182nd successful mission
156th consecutive successful mission