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Class: Communications. Nation: France. Agency: France, Germany.

Telecommunications satellite. 3-axis stabilized using bipropellant thrusters (750 kg propellant - unified with apogee insertion and maneuvering propulsion) and momentum wheels. Solar arrays generate 2.0 kW at end of life.


Specification

Total Length: 2.2 m. Maximum Diameter: 1.6 m. Total Mass: 866 kg. Total Payload: 130 kg. Primary Engine Thrust: 40 kgf. Main Engine Propellants: N2O4/MMH.


Spacebus 100 Chronology


26 August 1975 Symphonie 2 Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. Mass: 398 kg. Perigee: 35,866 km. Apogee: 35,873 km. Inclination: 12.7 deg.

Jointly registered by the Federal Republic of Germany (A/AC.105/INF.329) and France (A/AC.105/INF.330). Symphonie flying model no II. Experimental telecommunications satellite. Orbit: geostationary. Also registered by the United Stat es in A/AC.105/INF.331 as 1975-77A, category C, with orbit 1427.4 min, 35364 x 35870 km x 0.0 deg


08 February 1985 Arabsat 1A Program: Arabsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 2/3. Mass: 532 kg. Perigee: 35,722 km. Apogee: 35,774 km. Inclination: 2.5 deg.

Stationed at 19 deg E.


17 June 1985 Arabsat 1B Program: Arabsat. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Mass: 592 kg. Perigee: 35,737 km. Apogee: 35,746 km. Inclination: 1.9 deg.

Released by STS 51G 6/18/85; 26 deg E.


05 June 1989 DFS 1 Program: DFS. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 1,416 kg. Perigee: 35,683 km. Apogee: 35,889 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Multipurpose communications; 23.5 deg E. Communications satellite, position 23.5E, Ariane 4 flight no 20.


24 July 1990 DFS 2 Program: DFS. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 1,418 kg. Perigee: 35,491 km. Apogee: 36,078 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

West German DBS; 28.5 deg E. Communications satellite, position 28.5E Ariane 4 flight no 37.


30 August 1990 Eutelsat II F1 Program: Eutelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP. Mass: 1,878 kg. Perigee: 35,769 km. Apogee: 35,806 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Stationed at 13 deg E. Telecommunications satellite. Registered by France in ST/SG/SER.E/234 and 239 until EUTELSAT can register the satellite. EUTELSAT is the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization.


15 January 1991 Eutelsat II F2 Program: Eutelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 1,878 kg. Perigee: 34,919 km. Apogee: 36,646 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Stationed at 10 deg E. Telecommunications satellite. Registered by France in ST/SG/SER.E/234 and 239 until EUTELSAT can register the satellite. EUTELSAT is the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization.


07 December 1991 Eutelsat II F3 Program: Eutelsat. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Atlas II. Mass: 1,874 kg. Perigee: 35,692 km. Apogee: 35,880 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Stationed at 16 deg E. Telecommunications satellite. French registration 1991-8. Transfer orbit was 663 min, 200 x 36000 km x 7.0 deg. Registered by France in ST/SG/SER.E/249 until EUTELSAT can register the satellite. EUTELSAT is the European Telecommunications Satellite Organi zation. Launch vehicle put payload into supersynchronous earth orbit with IFR trajectory option.


26 February 1992 Arabsat 1C Program: Arabsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 1,310 kg. Perigee: 35,759 km. Apogee: 35,814 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Stationed at 31 deg E.


10 July 1992 Eutelsat II F4 Program: Eutelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 1,877 kg. Perigee: 35,747 km. Apogee: 35,826 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Stationed at 7 deg E.


12 October 1992 DFS 3 Program: DFS. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. Mass: 1,400 kg. Perigee: 35,770 km. Apogee: 35,801 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

Stationed at 33.5 deg E. Communication satellite. Longitude 33.5 deg E. Delta II flight no 212.


24 January 1994 Eutelsat II F5 Program: Eutelsat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP. FAILURE: 3rd stage failure. Mass: 1,880 kg.

Launched with Turksat 1.



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