Eutelsat 3B [EADS]
Eutelsat selected EADS Astrium in July 2011 to build the Eutelsat 3B communications satellite to provide video, data, Internet and telecom services across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and parts of South America, notably Brazil. The satellite will operate from Eutelsat 3°E location in geostationary orbit.
Based on Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 platform, Eutelsat 3B will operate 51 transponders in C, Ku and Ka-bands. Its ten antennas will enable Eutelsat 3B to provide fixed widebeams and steerable spotbeams to regional and national markets with a scalable allocation of power and spectrum per beam in Ka-band.
Scheduled for launch in early 2014, Eutelsat 3B will have a launch mass of six tonnes, an electrical power of 12 kW and is designed to deliver more than 15 years of in-orbit operation.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||51 C, Ku and Ka-band transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|