Eutelsat 65 West A at 65° West
|Manufacturer:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Eutelsat 65 West A is a tri-band satellite designed to target fast-growing video and broadband markets across Latin America.
Its high-power Ku-band payload enables DTH reception of digital and HD channels across Brazil and facilitates corporate connectivity in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region.
The satellite also features a transatlantic C-band coverage for cross-continental video contribution and distribution, as well as a Ka-band payload for broadband access across Brazil and Latin America.
A far-reaching antenna seeding programme for Brazilian cable operators is being completed. This will enable broadcasters to enhance their reach to 15 million homes and cable operators to enrich their offer via the 65° West video neighbourhood.
The satellite was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) and was launched on March 9th, 2016 on an Ariane 5 rocket operated by launch operator Arianespace.