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Eutelsat 3B

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 operates from Eutelsat 3° East location in geostationary orbit.

Based on Astrium’s Eurostar-3000 platform, Eutelsat 3B operates 51 transponders in C, Ku and Ka-bands. Its ten antennas 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.

Launched in May 2014, Eutelsat 3B had a launch mass of about six tonnes, an electrical power of 12 kW and is designed to deliver more than 15 years of in-orbit operation.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Eutelsat
Contractors: EADS Astrium → Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: 51 C, Ku and Ka-band transponders
Configuration: Eurostar-3000
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: +15 years
Mass: 5967 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Eutelsat 3B 2014-030A 26.05.2014 SL Zenit-3SL (2)


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