Eutelsat 8 West B arrives in Kourou for 20 August launch

Monday 20 July 2015 | 14:29 CET | News
Eutelsat Communications announced that its latest satellite, Eutelsat 8 West B, has arrived at the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, and is now in final stages of preparation for launch by an Ariane 5 rocket on 20 August. The new satellite will shore up the 7/8 degrees West position, which hosts Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites offering TV service to over 52 million homes in the Middle East and North Africa. It will provide sufficient bandwidth for broadcasters to deliver HD today and Ultra HD in the future. The 5.8 tonne satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space. It is equipped

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eutelsat / Nilesat / Thales Alenia Space
Countries: Middle East
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