Eutelsat 3B at 3° East
|Manufacturer:||Airbus Defense & Space|
|Launch operator:||Sea Launch|
|Launch vehicle:||Zenit 3SLB|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Eutelsat 3B is a tri-band satellite covering Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Central Asia and South America.
Located at 3° East, the satellite is optimised for customers operating broadband, data, telecom and video-services in a vast footprint spanning from Brazil to Central Asia.
With up to 51 transponders, Eutelsat 3B offers satellite resources in Ku, C and Ka-band connected to fixed and steerable antennas for maximum flexibility. This enables users to select the most relevant frequency band for different types of service.
Ku- and C-band capacity is optimised for broadcast and data markets, while high throughput Ka-band beams are ideal for innovative applications in bandwidth-demanding markets.
Eutelsat 3B, built by Astrium (Airbus Defense & Space), was launched on April 6th, 2014 on a Zenit 3SLB rocket operated by launch operator Sea Launch from the Odyssey launch platform.