Eutelsat 172B

Eutelsat 172B reaches geostationary orbit

Eutelsat 172B has reached geostationary orbit, four months after its June 1 launch on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, in French Guiana. Following completion of the payload in-orbit tests and drift to its operational location, the satellite is scheduled to enter commercial service in November. Eutelsat 172B will provide enhanced telecommunications, in-flight broadband and […]

Eutelsat 172B moves into geostationary orbit

The Eutelsat 172B satellite has initiated its ascent into geostationary orbit, marking the first stage of its four-month climb to 172° East. The new high power electric satellite, which launched last Friday on an Ariane 5 rocket, is scheduled to enter into service in the fourth quarter of this year. Since its launch, Eutelsat 172B […]

Eutelsat targets in-flight entertainment with state-of-the-art satellite

Eutelsat’s first high-power all-electric satellite is to be shipped to French Guiana on March 20 ahead of its planned launch on an Ariane rocket on April 25. Eutelsat 172B will deliver increased capacity for applications including in-flight and maritime connectivity, cellular backhaul, corporate networks, video distribution and government services. The satellite will be located at […]

Eutelsat targets Asia-Pacific with new satellite

Eutelsat is set to “significantly scale up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region” with a new high-capacity triple mission satellite.  The Eutelsat 172B satellite is due to launch in 2017 at 172° east and will follow-on from Eutelsat 172A, providing continuity and expanded capacity at this orbital location. Eutelsat said that satellite will support “sustained […]