Eutelsat 3B Satellite at 3.0° East
EUTELSAT 3B is a tri-band satellite for markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America.
Located at 3° East, the satellite is optimized for customers operating broadband, data, telecom and video services in a vast footprint spanning from Brazil to Central Asia.
With up to 51 transponders, EUTELSAT 3B offers satellite resources in Ku, C and Ka-band connected to fixed and steerable antennas for maximum flexibility. This enables users to select the most relevant frequency band for different types of service.
Ku and C-band capacity are optimized for broadcast and data markets.
High throughput beams in the Ka-band are ideal for innovative applications in bandwidth-demanding markets.
The EUTELSAT 3B satellite was launched in May 2014. Built by Airbus Defence and Space, the EUTELSAT 3B satellite is based on the Eurostar 3000 platform.
15 years (planned)
Thales Alenia Space
5,470 kilograms (12,060 lb)
Start of mission
14 May 2013, 16:02 UTC
Baikonur Cosmodrome 200/39
International Launch Services
35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)
35,805 kilometres (22,248 mi)
24 January 2015, 05:09:19 UTC
Ka and KU