EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite powered up and now in full commercial service
Eutelsat Communications announces that its new EUTELSAT 8 West B has been fully powered up and is already broadcasting TV channels to over 52 million homes in the Middle East and North Africa. Launched on August 20 by an Ariane 5 rocket, the new high-power satellite is co-located with a constellation of satellites operated by Eutelsat and Nilesat at the 7/8 degrees West neighbourhood.
EUTELSAT 8 West B launch success
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite was successfully launched into orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket on August 20 at 20.34 UTC (17.34 in Kourou). Partial deployment of the solar panels of the 5.8 tonne satellite was completed within four hours of separation.
EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite lands in Kourou spaceport and preps for Ariane 5 launch on 20 August
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its latest satellite, EUTELSAT 8 West B,has arrived at the European spaceport in French Guiana and is now in final stages of preparation for launch by an Ariane 5 rocket on 20 August.