Eutelsat 16A at 16° East
|Manufacturer:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch vehicle:||Long March 3B|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Through its configuration of Ku and Ka-band transponders, the powerful Eutelsat 16A satellite provides capacity for broadcast and dataservices. The satellite was constructed by Thales Alenia Space.
High-power footprints of Central Europe and Indian Ocean islands support digital video broadcasting markets, while coverage of Africa stretching from Senegal to South Africa serves broadcast, data and telecom markets for SOHO’s, SME’s and consumers in western and central Africa.
The 16° East location is the leading broadcast position for Central and Eastern Europe, with extensive coverage of the CEE region, stretching across western Europe to reach expat communities. Pay-TV platforms using Eutelsat 16A include SBB, Digitalb, TV Max and Tring.
A second regional footprint over Madagascar and Indian Ocean islands serves the Canal+ Overseas, Parabole Réunion and Orange platforms as well as France Télévisions to support digital switchover in Reunion Island and Mayotte. Over 12 million homes in Central Europe and 500,000 in Indian Ocean islands are equipped to receive broadcast services from Eutelsat’s 16° East neighbourhood.
Eutelsat 16A satellite was launched on October 7th, 2011 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China on a Long March CZ/3B launch verhicle operated by CGWIC launch operator.