Satellite footprints

Eutelsat 5 West A at 5° East

Position:5° East
Manufacturer:Thales Alenia Space
Operator:Eutelsat
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5G
Launch date:07/02/2002
Expected lifetime:15 Years

Eutelsat 5 West A is a high-powered spacecraft, providing an exceptional range of connectivity combinations with its mix of Ku and C-band frequencies. The aging satellite is co-located with Eutelsat 5 West B and is operated as reserving capacity.

The satellite was constructed by Alcatel Space (Thales Alenia Space) and delivers two-way broadband internet access, broadcast services and corporate networks to large audiences. It also plays a key role in the network infrastructure being deployed across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin for the digital switchover, distributing digital terrestrial television (DTT) signals to head-end transmitters.

Eutelsat 5 West A features a Euro-Mediterranean super-beam coverage, a unique pan-Atlantic wide-beam coverage encompassing the Americas, Africa and Europe, and a steerable antenna that can be pointed over any one of these regions, including the Middle-East. It also offers C-band capacity for the pan-African market and Caribbean area.

Eutelsat 5 West A was launched on July 2nd, 2002 on an Ariane 5G rocket operated by launch operator Arianepace from the Kourou Space Port in French Guiana.

Eutelsat 5 West A at 5° East

Eutelsat 5 West A prepared for launch
Aiane 5 G launch Eutelsat 5 West A

Eutelsat 5 West A at 5° East

EUTELSAT E5WA footprint

Eutelsat 5 West A at 5° East

E5WA C-Band Global Downlink Coverage
E5WA C-Band Global Uplink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Spot1 (Western Europe) Uplink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Spot2 (Eastern-Europe) Uplink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Spot3 (Central-Asia) Uplink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Spot4 (Middle-East) Uplink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Steerable (North-West Africa) Downlink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Steerable (North-West Africa) Uplink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Superbeam Downlink Coverage
E5WA Ku-Band Widebeam Downlink Coverage