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ILS Proton successfully launches Eutelsat 9B satellite

Monday 1 February 2016 | 10:06 CET | News
The Eutelsat 9B satellite of Eutelsat Communications was successfully launched into geo-synchronous transfer orbit today by ILS using a Proton rocket that lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 04.20hrs on 30 January (22.20 GMT, 23.20 CET on January 29). Following further manoeuvres and in-orbit tests, Eutelsat 9B will be positioned at 9 degrees East in March to assume broadcasting of over 350 TV channels currently served at this position by Eutelsat 9A and provide expansion capacity for new services. Eutelsat 9B is a high-capacity 56-transponder Ku-band satellite for Eutelsat's 9 degrees

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eutelsat
Countries: Europe
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