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.
The satellite was constructed by Thales Alenia Space and launched on August 20th, 2015 on an Ariane 5 rocket operated by launch operator Arianespace.