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.​

Mission type

Communications
 

Operator

Eutelsat
 

COSPAR ID    

2013-022A
 

SATCAT no.    

39163
 

Mission duration    

15 years (planned)
 

Orbits completed    

626


Spacecraft properties
 

Bus    

Spacebus 4000[1]
 

Manufacturer    

Thales Alenia Space
 

Launch mass    

5,470 kilograms (12,060 lb)[3]
 

Start of mission
 

Launch date    

14 May 2013, 16:02 UTC
 

Rocket    

Proton-M/Briz-M[3]
 

Launch site    

Baikonur Cosmodrome 200/39[3]
 

Contractor    

International Launch Services
 

Orbital parameters
 

Reference system    

Geocentric
 

Regime    

Geostationary


Longitude    

3° East
 

Perigee    

35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)[2]
 

Apogee    

35,805 kilometres (22,248 mi)[2]
 

Inclination    

0.05 degrees[2]
 

Period    

1436.14 minutes[2]
 

Epoch  

24 January 2015, 05:09:19 UTC[2]
Transponders

 

Band    

Ka and KU

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