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Eutelsat 115 West B to enter service a month early

EUTELSATEutelsat’s 115 West B satellite has completed its ascent into geostationary orbit and is scheduled to enter full commercial service in mid-October – one month ahead of schedule.

Eutelsat’s first all-electric satellite began in-orbit tests today and will provide services that include broadband access, cellular backhaul, VSAT solutions and social connectivity.

The satellite is equipped with 24 C-band and 41.5 Ku-band equivalent transponders connected to beams covering Alaska, Canada, Mexico and South America.

“This first all-electric satellite of our fleet is an important milestone towards our enhanced coverage of the Americas and a new example of how Eutelsat’s commitment to innovation allows us to provide superior solutions to customers,” said Eutelsat Americas CEO Patricio Northland.