Es’hail-1 (Eutelsat-25B, Eurobird 2A) at 25,5° East
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Es’hail-1 satellite was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and based on thrir 1300-bus. The satellite was launched on 29th August 2013 with an Ariane 5ECA rocket operated by Arianespace from their Spaceport in French Guiana. Es’hailSat jointly owns the Es’Hail-1 satellite with satellite operator Eutelsat that is branding under Eutelsat-25B replacing Eutelsat-25C.
Es’hail-1/Eutelsat-25B satellite was launched in a dual launch with ISRO’s GSAT-7.
Es’hail-1 entered commercial service on 18th December 2013 and is currently providing high quality, premium DTH television content from the key 25.5° East broadcasting hotspot neighborhood for customers such as beIN SPORTS and Al Jazeera.
The satellite was designed for a lifespan of 15 years and has both Ku- and Ka-band payload capacity. Es’hail-1 provides the region with the most advanced and sophisticated services, including broadcast, telecommunications and broadband.