Eutelsat 9B at 9° East
|Manufacturer:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch vehicle:||Proton M/Breeze|
|Expected lifetime:||15+ Years|
Eutelsat 9B significantly expands and diversifies resources at Eutelsat’s 9° East location for high-growth video markets across Europe. Capacity is spread across five footprints, with frequency reuse significantly increasing overall bandwidth.
A pan-European footprint delivers a wide coverage for channels seeking maximum reach into satellite homes and to terrestrial head-ends, providing connectivity to cable networks across the whole of Europe. Five regional footprints address high-growth digital TV-markets in Germany, Greece, Italy and the Nordics with the Baltics and Ukraine.
Pay-TV platforms and national DTT programmes appreciate this regional footprint model which enables them to efficiently address linguistic markets, while in parallel, leverage reception from the HOTBIRD neighbourhood with off-the-shelf dual-feed dishes.
The satellite was constructed by Thales Alenia Space and launched on August 20th, 2015 on a Proton M rocket operated by launch operator ILS.