Ariane 5 roll out with Eutelsat 65W Satellite.

Ariane 5 roll out with Eutelsat 65W Satellite


The Ariane 5 rocket is rolled out with Eutelsat 65W Satellite for satellite operator Eutelsat from France.

Eutelsat 65 West A is a tri-band satellite designed to target fast-growing video and broadband markets across Latin America. Its high-power Ku-band payload enables DTH reception of digital and HD channels across Brazil and facilitates corporate connectivity in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region.

The satellite also features a transatlantic C-band coverage for cross-continental video contribution and distribution, as well as a Ka-band payload for broadband access across Brazil and Latin America.

A far-reaching antenna seeding programme for Brazilian cable operators is being completed. This will enable broadcasters to enhance their reach to 15 million homes and cable operators to enrich their offer via the 65° West video neighbourhood.

The satellite was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and was launched on March 9th, 2016 on an Ariane 5 rocket operated by launch operator Arianespace.

Eutelsat Communications S.A. is the French-based satellite operator. Providing coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle-East, Africa, India and parts of Asia and the Americas, it is one of the world’s three leading satellite providers (SES, Intelsat & Eutelsat) in terms of revenues.

Eutelsat’s satellites are used for broadcasting 5,800 TV’s, of which 600 are in HD, and 1100 radio stations to over 250 million cable and satellite homes. They also serve requirements for TV contribution services, corporate networks, mobile communications, Internet backbone connectivity and broadband access for terrestrial, maritime and in-flight applications. Eutelsat is headquartered in Paris, France.