Eutelsat 8 West B (NileSat-104B) at 8° West
|Manufacturer:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
The EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite was launched to 8° West in 2015, joining satellites already operated at the adjacent 7° West position by Eutelsat and Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat.
This high-capacity satellite is equipped with 40 operational Ku-band transponders designed primarily to serve DTH-markets in North Africa and the Middle-East.
A C-band mission at 8° West offers 10 operational transponders connected to footprints covering the African continent and reaching west to South America.