Satellite footprints

Eutelsat 113 West A (SatMex 6) at 113° West (defunct)

Position:113° West
Manufacturer:Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5ECA
Launch date:05/27/2006
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

Located at 113° West, the Eutelsat 113 West A (SatMex 6) satellite provides power and coverage in C- and Ku-bands throughout the Americas on both hemi and regional beams. The satellite also offers a powerful spot beam over the main cities in South America.

Currently distributing over 130 TV channels, 40 in HD, the Eutelsat 113 West A satellite feeds 80 cable head-ends, reaching 81% of the region’s cable market. Fully covering cable head-ends in Mexico, it is also popular with ethnic cable head-ends in the United States, and has a potential reach of nine million subscribers.

The proximity of 113° West to the popular 117° West video neighbourhood enables cable operators to receive channels from both orbital locations with simultaneous reception, maximising choice for audiences.

Eutelsat 113 West A was originally ordered with Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) by Satelites Mexicanos S.A.B. de C.V. (SatMex). The new Satmex 6 satellite would provide Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) to the Americas. SatMex was acquired be Eutelsat in 2014 and was rebranded Eutelsat Americas. In May 2014, the satellite was renamed Eutelsat 113 West A.

In January 2024 Eutelsat ended operations on the satellite after the it experienced an anomaly. The traffic using the satellite, launched in 2006 and approaching the end of its life in orbit, will be transferred satellites at the 115- and 117-degrees West positions.

The satellite was launched, in a dual launch with Thaicom 5 for satellite operator Thaicom, on May 27th, 2006 on an Ariane 5 rocket operated by launch operator Arianespace.

Eutelsat 113 West A (SatMex 6) at 113° West (defunct)

SatMex 6 under construction at SSL
Satmex 6 mating with Sylda 5 pillars
SatMex 6 ready for launch
SatMex 6 launched by Arianespace

Eutelsat 113 West A (SatMex 6) at 113° West (defunct)

EUTELSAT E113WA footprintArianespace Launchkit Satmex-6

Eutelsat 113 West A (SatMex 6) at 113° West (defunct)

E113WA C-band1 Downlink Coverage
E113WA C-band2 Downlink Coverage
E113WA C-band3 Downlink Coverage
E113WA Ku-band1 Downlink_Coverage
E113WA Ku-band2 Downlink Coverage