|Launch vehicle.||Ariane rocket.|
|Launch date.||12 October 1983.|
|Launch site.||Kourou ELA-1.|
|Ceased operations.||16 December 1996.|
|Major contractor(s)||British Aerospace and Arianespace.|
|Is it still in orbit.||Yes (as of 2010.).|
|Launch mass||1,050 kilograms (2,310 lb).|
|Satellite type.||Communications satalite.|
|Links||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eutelsat and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eutelsat_I_F-1.|
It has been replaced by several subsequent new Eutelsat satellites over the years.
- See also: Space satellites
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