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Satellite Name: Eutelsat 8 West B
Status: active
Position: 8° W (8° W)
NORAD: 40875
Cospar number: 2015-039B
Operator: Eutelsat Communications S.A.
Launch date: 18-Aug-2015
Launch site: Guiana Space Center
Launch vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch mass (kg): 5600
Dry mass (kg):  
Manufacturer: Thales Alenia Space
Model (bus): Spacebus-4000C3
Orbit: GEO
Expected lifetime: 15+ yrs.
Call sign:  
Beacon(s):  
Details:
40 operational Ku-band transponders designed primarily to serve DTH markets in North Africa and the Middle East. It will also introduce a C-band mission to 8° West, with 10 operational transponders connected to footprints covering the African continent and reaching west to South America.
Beams:Charts: list
Eutelsat 8 West B at 8° W downlink C-band Global beam coverage map
 
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