Thursday, August 29, 2013

Arianespace Launches EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1

Arianespace successfully launched the EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1 satellite aboard an Ariane 5 rocket.

The satellite, which is jointly owned by Eutelsat Communications and the Qatar Satellite Company (Es'hailSat), is designed to serve broadcasters, businesses and public agencies in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia via capacity in the Ku and Ka-bands. It will replace the EUTELSAT 25C satellite at the key 25.5° East position to provide both superior geographic coverage and increased capacity to address dynamically expanding digital markets. Following EUTELSAT 25B/Es'hail 1's entry into service Eutelsat will redeploy its EUTELSAT 25C to another location where it will pursue commercial service.