Thu Nov 03, 2022 05:22 UTC
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.