Satellite W3A launched via Russian rocket

16 Mar 2004

The European telecoms satellite W3A was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 04.06 local time today, taken into orbit by a Russian Proton-M rocket. The satellite was designed and built for Eutelsat by European satellite builder EADS Astrium, and will cover Europe and Africa for a minimum of 15 years.