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Broadcast & Satellite

Eutelsat positions KA-SAT satellite at 9 degrees East

Friday 14 January 2011 | 11:19 CET | News
Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications' KA-SAT satellite is positioned at its definitive location in geostationary orbit at 9 degrees East. On 8 January, the satellite's payload was switched on, enabling High Throughput Satellite to begin a series of in-orbit tests, which will be followed by the final phase of integrated validation of the satellite with the network of ground stations that will connect to the internet backbone. Commercial entry into service is on track for end of May. The operations centralised at Eutelsat's Rambouillet teleport since KA-SAT's launch on 26 December, have included full deployment of the solar panels giving a total wing span of almost 40 metres and the deployment of the four antennas, which will deliver reach of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin via 82 spotbeams.

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eutelsat
Countries: Europe
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