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Eutelsat NEW satellite names

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Feb 16th, 2012 at 9:34am  
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Eutelsat NEW Satellite names 01-03-2012

Eutelsat is unifying the names of its satellites with the Eutelsat brand. As of March 1st 2012 the Group’s satellites will all take the Eutelsat name, with the relevant figure for their orbital position and a letter indicating their order of arrival at that position. This logical pattern will enable our user community to immediately identify where a satellite is located and its chronology at the neighbourhood it occupies.

Current in-orbit satellites will be renamed as follows: W6 at 21.5° East, for example, will become EUTELSAT 21A. The future W6A satellite will become EUTELSAT 21B. To ensure clarity, satellites at Eutelsat’s four West positions will include West in their name. For example, ATLANTIC BIRD™ 2 will become EUTELSAT 8 West A.

Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD™ brand, which over 20 years has acquired an established reputation in the satellite TV industry, will be retained and associated with the Eutelsat brand and numbering system. For example, HOT BIRD™ 6 will become EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13A.

Eutelsat satellite fleet:
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Reply #1 - Feb 17th, 2012 at 8:21pm  
I've not updated the Eutelsat names as I am a bit concerned that the new names lose the identity of the satellite so we have no idea what its characteristics are or what beams it has.
I have just calculated the positions of 401 geostationary satellites as below.  Note they are all calculated positions and I may have some wrong.

The satellite names in the left column comprise the launch year, launch number and letter for each payload launched on that occasion.

06 means 2006
99 means 1999

023 means 23rd launch in that year.
039 means 39th launch that year.

A means first or only satellite on that launch.
B means second satellite on that launch (dual or more  payload)

Example as of 16 Feb 2012 (edited later to make short)

Name       Common name                            Orbit      inc
06023A      GALAXY-16-(G-16)                    -99.0      0.0
08039A      INMARSAT-4-F3                       -97.6      3.0
08045A      GALAXY-19-(G-19)                    -97.0      0.0
09034A      SIRIUS-FM-5                         -95.9      0.0
02030A      GALAXY-3C-(G-3C)                    -95.0      0.0
etc etc etc

For a current list of satellites go to:
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Reply #2 - Aug 16th, 2016 at 10:48am  
16 Aug 2016:
I've just been recalculating satellite orbit positions and noted that several of the Eutelsat satellites appear to have the wrong names. Does anyone know better ?

Correct   Common name             orbit   inc.
09016A  EUTELSAT 10A               10.0   0.1
06020A  EUTELSAT 113 WEST A      -113.0   0.1
15010B  EUTELSAT 115 WEST B      -114.9   0.0
13012A  EUTELSAT 117 WEST A      -116.8   0.0
02040A  EUTELSAT 12 WEST A        -36.0   0.1
11057A  EUTELSAT 16A               16.0   0.1
00019A  EUTELSAT 16C               14.5   3.7
05052A  EUTELSAT 172A (GE-23)     172.0   0.1
12062B  EUTELSAT 21B               21.6   0.1
13044A  EUTELSAT 25B               25.5   0.0
03043A  EUTELSAT 33A               30.9   1.8
01011A  EUTELSAT 33C               33.1   0.1
02038A  EUTELSAT 33D               45.2   0.1
00028A  EUTELSAT 36A               88.6   0.4
09065A  EUTELSAT 36B               35.9   0.1
14030A  EUTELSAT 3B                 3.1   0.1
96067A  EUTELSAT 48A               48.3   5.8
08065B  EUTELSAT 48D               48.1   0.1
02035A  EUTELSAT 5 WEST A          -5.0   0.0
16014A  EUTELSAT 65 WEST A        -65.1   0.0
11051A  EUTELSAT 7 WEST A          -7.3   0.1
12069A  EUTELSAT 70B               70.5   0.1
04008A  EUTELSAT 7A                 7.0   0.1
13022A  EUTELSAT 7B                 7.0   0.0
01042A  EUTELSAT 8 WEST A         -12.5   0.1
15039B  EUTELSAT 8 WEST B          -8.0   0.1
16005A  EUTELSAT 9B                 9.0   0.1
06032A  EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13B      13.0   0.1
08065A  EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13C      13.0   0.1
09008B  EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13D      33.1   0.1
06007B  EUTELSAT HOT BIRD 13E      13.0   0.0
10069A  EUTELSAT KA-SAT 9A          9.0   0.0

Best regards, Eric.
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